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Welcome to
Gears of Clay

Handmade, Functional Pottery with a Steampunk Flair


Steam-powered machinery based in the 19th-century Victorian era

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Hi, and welcome to my shop, Gears of Clay.

My name is Erin Marie Coppinger, owner and maker. I got married in 2018 to my husband Bradley who is the marketer of our business and helps turn my dreams into reality.

I started back in 2012 at the Community College of Rhode Island where my passion grew into a lifestyle. I am working to turn my passion for ceramics into a full time career, by selling my pottery to wonderful people like you!

I enjoy making pieces that serve a functional purpose: bowls, plates, and jewelry holders to name a few. But the thing I love to make most is mugs! You'll notice I have more of those than anything else. Making steampunk styled pottery is my main passion in ceramics. I love to bring the steampunk world alive with my work and I can't wait to show you more of what I can do!  Thank you for your support in my dreams.

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Featured Pottery

Here are some of the items available for purchase in my Etsy shop!

My process: I make all my pottery with stoneware clay. Each piece is hand thrown on the potter's wheel, additional pieces are hand-built. Then it is bisqued, hand glazed, and finally high-fired in a gas kiln at 2388 F.

All these pieces are: dishwasher and microwave safe, made with food safe glazes, and have more than one available​.

Click the photo to see the official listing page on Etsy, or click this shop link to see more pottery.

Featured Pottery


Approximate Dimensions: 3.5 inch height, 6 inch width

Ceramic Steampunk Bowl


Approximate Dimensions: 3.5 inch height, 6.5 inch width



Approximate Dimensions: 3.5 inch height, 6.75 inch width



Approximate Dimensions: 4.5 inch height, 6 inch width
Holds: 20 oz



Approximate Dimensions: 5.5 inch height, 6 inch width
Holds: 20 oz & 16 oz available



Approximate Dimensions: 4.75 inch height, 5 inch width
Holds: 15 oz

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Customer Reviews

Read some of my reviews from happy, Etsy customers!
Over 100 Positive Reviews on Etsy

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Steampunk Mug

"Wonderful mug,expertly constructed and glazed."

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Contact Us

Contact us anytime, we would love to hear from you!


If you would like to know more about my work or have any questions, please feel free to email us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you for visiting Gears of Clay, visit again soon!

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