When will my package ship?

Our ready to ship collections ship within 3 business days of your order. Our made to our collections typically take about 10 business days. You will receive a tracking number for your order when it has shipped.

Are your products dishwasher & Microwave safe?

Definitely! Our pottery is tough enough for the dishwasher, but it's also nice to hand wash. And of course, it's microwave-safe too. Click here for more information about pottery care.

Is your pottery durable?

Yep! Please handle your pottery with care but know that it can withstand the hands of a toddler (I’ve put this to the test).

Do you offer gift cards?

Yep! They come in several different values and never expire. Click here to purchase.

Can I order glaze samples?

As of right now you cannot order glaze samples. Please contact me if you would like more images of a particular glaze.

Are your glazes non-toxic?

Our glazes are mixed by hand at our studio and are non-toxic.

What firing temps do you use?

We luster fire to 1392 F (cone 018), bisque fire to 1940 degrees F (Cone 04), and glaze fire to 2160 degrees F (Cone 6). These temperatures vary slightly depending on the speed and the amount of work in the kiln.

What are cones?

Cones are a mixture of clay and glaze designed by the ceramics industry to properly measure the correct temperature of a kiln firing. Since the temperature of the air inside the kiln can differ from the temperature of the clay and glazes (think a warm brick wall in the evening), we use these handy cones to gauge the temperature, when the cone that correlates to the temperature of the glaze ‘melts’, we turn off the kiln!

What kind of clay do you use?

We use a porcelain casting slip to make all of our slipcast pottery. For hand built pieces we use a porcelain clay body.

Can I visit your studio?

Of course! We love visitors. Please contact me to set up a visit.

How long does it take to make your work?

Ceramics is a labor and time intensive medium. We use handmade molds to cast all of our pottery. These molds can take anywhere from 1-2 weeks to design and cast. Then another week to problem solve any slip casting and glaze issues. The process of pouring the mold, firing, glazing, firing, and cleaning the pieces is much shorter, but all in, there’s a good 6-8 weeks of work behind each piece we make.

Sculptures take anywhere from a day or two and up to 6 months to produce, depending on the scale. Please contact me if you would like to commission artwork.

Do you recycle? what do you do with leftover clay & glaze?

We incorporate a lot of open and closed-loop systems in our processes. When making things in clay, we always reuse any leftover material. We perpetually reconstitute clay. When clay or glazes become contaminated, we save them. We're working on a closed-loop product to repurpose these materials. Watch for it soon!

We use mostly new materials for shipping, to protect the pieces, and for insurance. We use a honeycomb paper and paper void fill when shipping.

What inspires Lauren HB Studio pottery and sculpture?

Lauren loves the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, which means beauty in imperfection. This goes along with another philosophy that she embraces: amor fati. Amor fati, or love of one’s fate, means everything in life is good and necessary. She translates it as accepting all that happens. And in her studio, she applies both these ideas to her work. Lauren more about Lauren, the LHB Studio team, and LHB Studio vision, values, history, and philosophy here.

Do you offer international shipping?

Absolutely! Buyer pays an additional fee for international shipping. Read about our shipping policies here.

Do you have information about shipping?

Yes! You can learn more on our Shipping and Care pages.

Do you sell Wholesale?

Yes we do! You can order through Faire and Shoppe Object.

Can I commission Lauren for artwork?

Lauren welcomes commission requests for sculpture and wall works in both public and private spaces. Take a look at her portfolio here and contact her to set up an appointment to discuss details.

What is your return policy?

See our return policy here.