Q. How do I order pottery that is ready to ship?
A. On the "To Order" page, fill out the Order Form completely including the name or number of the piece(s) you want. You may also email to see photos of the most current pieces available. We will respond with a PayPal invoice, including insured shipping to your location. You do not need a PayPal account to place an order.
Q. Can I put my horse’s hair on your pottery?
A. Absolutely, at no charge! Fill out the Order Form, receive a quote, then send your hair and deposit to Sharon Widmer, 5068 215th Street, Deep River, IA 52222. Send a lock of tail or mane hair, as long as possible, about as big around as your little finger. Braids and tassels of hair can be added for an additional fee.
Q. How long does it take for custom orders?
A. We estimate about 60 days to complete an order. It may be longer, or we may be able to fill an order sooner if you have a special event coming up. There are many variables, so please give us ample time, especially for Christmas orders.
Q. How much is shipping?
A. We ship via insured Priority Mail, with extra packaging to keep your pottery safe. Because of the wide range of sizes, weights and destinations, you will be invoiced for shipping charges and any balance due after your pottery is finished and packaged.
Q. How much does your pottery cost?
A. Our Order Form offers starting prices based the size of “simply elegant” pieces, There are many options available that affect price. We will coordinate with you to determine just what you have in mind, and provide a quote before we begin. We suggest that you look on this site and on Facebook @ Sharon Widmer Clay Artist and tell us the name of the piece or forward photos of pieces that appeal to you. Each piece is an original, designed by the artist, the clay and the fire.
Q. Is your pottery food safe?
A. Horsehair pottery is by nature somewhat porous. Therefore, it should not be considered food safe.
Q. How do I take care of my pottery?
A. You may clean your fine art pottery with a soft cloth and mild soap. Do not use harsh detergents, chemicals or abrasives. Dishwashers are not recommended. Avoid extreme temperature changes.