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An Artist Journey - The ups and downs of creation, and how to keep moving forward.

Gift Guide - 9 Gifts to Cover Everyone on Your List!

Hey guys! With the holidays upon us it’s time to go and buy all those gifts. But the hardest part is figuring out what to give, and not breaking the bank.  Well, I’ve got you covered on this. The perfect gift for just about everyone on your list, and best of all... you can order it all online and avoid the madness at the stores.  Wine/ Whiskey Cup OK, this sweet cup can probably accommodate 90% of your gift giving list. But let’s not forget some obvious people who would enjoy this- teachers!!! Yep, you were going to give what... stationary???...

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Packaging, What It's Costing You and the Environment

Hey guys! You have probably noticed the way that our pottery is packaged when it’s shipped to you. We have the task of boxing up handmade dinnerware and shipping it around the world.  I proudly say that we have very, very, very few broken pieces when they arrive. I make sure everything is packaged in a way so it arrives safely.  What I don’t do, and what I am actually completely against is unneeded packaging. I know the package is what “sells” a product many times. But it is so incredibly wasteful I can’t bear to do it.  See, packaging...

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Let’s talk turn times, and yes.... Christmas 

Hey guys! Yeah, I know I threw out the C word and it’s still October- bear with me here.  As a potter and business owner I start preparing for Christmas by the beginning of August, and every year I swear I need to start earlier the following year.  Handmade pottery takes time to make, and a lot of time at that. There is the time taken to actually make the pot, and then there is the time needed to wait.... Wait for the clay to fully dry, wait for the kiln to fire and cool down for each of the...

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The Golden Rule

I’m sure we have all heard it in various forms, “Treat others as you would like others to treat you.” It’s called the golden rule for a reason, there is so much value in it. But how many of us actually live by it? Better yet, how many companies actually conduct business by it? Well, I certainly try to, both in my life and in my business, Off Your Rocker Pottery, where I make and sell handmade dinnerware. I remember a situation a few years back, and I was recently retelling this story when I was told that now that...

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It’s been 4 years, let’s celebrate!!!

Can you believe it?!?!? Hey guys! Four years ago, I opened up and launch this website and business. Looking back, I can’t believe it’s only been 4 years as so much has happened, so much has changed, and it’s hard to even remember my life before I had Off Your Rocker Pottery.  Some of you have been on this journey with me since the beginning, some of you are just joining, but I am grateful for you all. Thank you for your support, I couldn’t do this without you.  Going from many years of making pottery as a love and...

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