Fired Figments Needs a New Kiln

If you've been following along with Fired Figments on Instagram, you probably know that I have been without a functioning kiln for almost two months.

Today was supposed to be the long awaited day that my kiln would finally be repaired, but instead, the kiln crumbled before my eyes - really! As the repairman pulled the elements from the kiln wall, the fragile brick fell off in chunks to a point beyond repair. My oldie but goodie kiln is now just an oldie. Replacing the bricks would mean waiting even longer for more parts, and paying over halfway to the cost of a new kiln. So, it looks like I'm getting a new kiln. Luckily, my supplier has one in stock that I can pick up as soon as I can afford it.

This is an unexpected, and very large expense, so I'm opening up some pre-orders and "blind-bag" deals on Etsy to raise money for the kiln. Plus, there are a few other sales already running on Etsy that you can enjoy.

If you are able to help me out by purchasing something at this time, it would mean the world to me. If you can't, that's ok too. Please support my goal by sharing this post or my Etsy on your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Anything to spread the word is still a huge help.

Thank you so much for supporting my pottery over the years. This new kiln will be a big step in the future of my small business.

Black Friday Sales are Here!

Sales will begin at 12:00 am EST on Friday, November 23rd and continue through 11:59 pm EST on Monday, November 26th.

Fired Figments Webstore:
Select pottery up to 25% OFF, plus an additional 25% OFF your entire order, which will apply automatically at checkout

Fired Figments Instagram:
My Instagram exclusive "Misfit Sale" found in my story highlightswill be Buy One Get (up to) Two Half Off. Simply DM me from the highlights to select your pottery and I will send an invoice to your email.

Fired Figments Etsy:
Use these coupon codes to save.
$5 OFF $25 or more: THANKS5
$10 OFF $50 or more: THANKS10
$20 OFF $100 or more: THANKS20

Curated// Small Business Market:
Shop in real life on Small Business Saturday at the Culver Road Armory from 10am - 4pm and enjoy show-exclusive deals. 

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Get a Mug, Give a Cure

Shop Purple and Support the  Alzheimer's Association

For the 9th year, my mom will be walking in the local Walk to End Alzheimer's. Over the years, her team has raised thousands of dollars for the Alzheimer's Association, but there is always more research to be done. My mom's personal goal for this year is to raise $1,250 and Fired Figments is going to help get her there!

From now until Friday, September 28th, buy any purple item on my webstore or Etsy and 20% of your purchase will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association in honor of my mom's walk.

Here is a sampling of the purple items available:


PRE-ORDERS: Monday August 20th, 8 PM EST

These 4 dragon mugs will be available for pre-order on Instagram on Monday, August 30th at 8PM EST. 


I'm so excited to finally be able to offer Dragon Mug Pre-Orders again! Here I will outline how pre-orders work so that you can be ready when they are released. 

Please Note: For handmade artists, the holidays are closer than they seem. I hope to have at least one dragon mug pre-order a month, which really means only 5 chances to get a custom dragon mug as a holiday gift. Each pre-order will likely have 3-8 mugs, so please plan ahead - you can't last-minute shop for custom gifts!

What are pre-orders?

Pre-orders are blank dragon mugs ready to be glazed with the colors of your choice. This lets you pick out the dragon you like best and allows you to choose custom colors for your mugs. Several color variations and price options are available (shipping is additional.) Since the mugs have yet to be fired, I cannot give exact ounce measurements, but most of my mugs are between 14 - 20 ounces. Each pre-order will state the expected time it will take for the mugs to go through their two firings and be ready to ship. 

How do I get a pre-order dragon mug?

Pre-orders are released via an Instagram post. Once the post is live, you must comment "SOLD" and the number of the dragon mug you want to claim your pre-order slot. I will then contact you for your shipping information and color choices. Following our conversation, you will receive an invoice in your email which you can pay with a credit card through the secure Square processing service. 

What are the color choices?

The color choices and prices are as follows:

Solid Color Mug: $60
Color Choices: Black, yellow, lime, aqua, blue, purple, red, coral


Magma Mugs: $65
Drippy style mugs featuring a black base and a secondary color.
Color Choices: Yellow, red, blue, purple


Two-Toned Dragon Mug: $70
Features two glaze colors.
Please note: some bleeding between colors is possible.
Color Choices: Black, yellow, lime, aqua, blue, purple, red, coral

Solid Color Dragon: $70
Features custom-mixed underglaze and a natural mug color under clear glaze. May choose an additional eye color (black is a popular choice.) Since colors are custom-mixed, they may vary slightly, but there are a lot of options.
Color Choices: White, grey, black, red, pink, yellow, orange, yellow-green, olive green, baby blue, sky blue, navy blue, blue-green, turquoise, light purple, dark purple, and more!


Gradient Dragon Mug: $80
Features two custom-mixed underglaze colors on a natural mug under clear glaze. May choose an additional eye color (the tail color is a popular option.) Please specify which color you would like at the head and which at the tail. Since colors are custom-mixed, they may vary slightly, but there are a lot of options.
Color Choices: White, grey, black, red, pink, yellow, orange, yellow-green, olive green, baby blue, sky blue, navy blue, blue-green, turquoise, light purple, dark purple, and more!


Any questions?

Feel free to ask below, or email me at

SNEAK PEEK: Wednesday June 27th, 3 PM EST

The special Pride Month release of Rainbow Wizards will go LIVE on Wednesday, June 27th at 3pm EST. 20% from each wizard sold will be donated to the Out Alliance to support the LGBTQ+ community of Rochester, NY.

Wizards range in height from 8" - 12" and are priced from $45 - $60. You'll be able to find these wizards in the online shop:

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Etsy Soft Opening

You can now shop Fired Figments on Etsy


A few weeks ago, I put a poll on my Instagram stories asking if you preferred to buy from an artist's website or an Etsy page. 60% of you voted for an Etsy page, and I listened. I understand that many people are more comfortable shopping on Etsy, so I've added a small selection of work to my new Etsy shop.

Future updates will be split between my web store and Etsy shop, but since every piece of pottery is one-of-a-kind, listings will be exclusive to one or the other so that they do not double-sell. Sneak Peeks will include where to find each piece. 

There are so many amazing artists to discover on Etsy - I can't wait to explore and grow with this community. Hope to see you there!