In my Etsy pottery shop, some of the funniest feedback I get is from people who are amazed at how well the pottery makes it through the mailing system. I've seen comments about the outside box being crushed, torn, dented, and pierced yet the pieces inside are pristine without a nick on them.

My secret? I pack my pottery assuming that one of the carriers along the way is going to drop the box on the ground or put a really heavy box on top of my fragile shipment.

If I'm shipping a lidded piece o...

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