Bidding in our art pottery auctions is safe, secure and a fun way acquire those special pieces for your collection in a competitive bidding environment when the buyers determine the final price of each item.  Just Art Pottery offers a variety of ways to participate and bid in our auctions. Just follow the simple and convenient steps below and you will be ready to go.


Create An Account

The first step is to create a bidding account with Just Art Pottery.  This account is separate from any account you may have on the retail store side of 

Register For The Auction

After creating your bidding account, the next step will be to register for the specific auction. You can register for any auction from the link on the top of the auction catalog pages or you will be prompted to register when you make your first bid on an item.  Be sure to complete your registration a few days before the auction date to avoid any potential delays in approval.

Submit Your Bids Early Or Bid Live

As soon are you are registered, you can start bidding by entering your maximum absentee bids, setting up phone bidding for the day of the sale, and or bidding live online during the sale.  For your convenience we also offer absentee bid forms you can download and email to us at least 24 hours before the sale.  

Preview In Person Or Online

All our auctions include live previews open to the public at our auction gallery. We also offer video and phone consultation on any lot of interest.  

Bid Live

Mark your calendar for the day and time of the same and return to our website to participate live in case you want to increase your bids or just follow along with the bidding activity.


All items included in the auction are photographed and complete condition descriptions are prepared as part of the online catalog. Typically, each auction is posted online somewhere between 10 and 21 days before the actual day of the sale.

The bidding on each lot is done by a registered bidder entering an opening bid and subsequent bidders entering increasingly higher bids until the final and highest bid is made. Bidding works just like a traditional auction except you are bidding from your computer rather than live at the auction house.

During the auction you can place bids on items of interest and see photos and descriptions of each lot up for bid, the current high bid, and the required next bid. After the auction ends the winning bidder is contacted via email with instructions for making payment. After payment has been received Just Art Pottery will safely and cost effectively ship your art pottery purchase to you.

In order to register to bid you will need provide your contact information and a valid credit card. You will also have to read, understand and agree to our terms and conditions. You can complete your registration online.

If you have participated in many online or live auctions you know most auction houses have an "as-is, where-is" policy which basically means buyer beware in all circumstances. At Just Art Pottery we take pride in providing you a safe and fun environment to purchase art pottery online. To that end we offer the following condition guarantee. Art pottery described as excellent original condition is represented as being free of damage including cracks, chips, hairlines and repairs. The item may contain normal crazing, minor scuff marks, scratches, dirt, minor factory irregularities such as base flakes from grinding, clay separations, glaze/color skips, kiln flaws and stilt marks. Any factory flaws that are in our opinion significant will be noted. All sizes are approximate.


The Buyer's Premium is a fee paid on top of the final bid price for all lots sold at auction. The Buyer’s Premium is 20% of the final bid price. An additional premium will be added to any successful bid accepted through a third-party site.

Items will ship within one week of receipt of payment. If payment was made by check, please allow additional time for your payment to clear before your art pottery will ship.

Just Art Pottery Auctions does offer safe, professional and cost-effective shipping for all items sold. 

Payment is required within ten (10) days after the end of the auction. Please review the auction terms carefully to be sure you understand all deadlines. Any item not paid for in full by the stated payment deadline will be automatically charged to the credit card on file for your bidder number. If a credit card is invalid or cannot be charged for any reason, Just Art Pottery reserves the right to void the sale and deny the bidder participation in future auctions. 


Items must be shipped with twenty-one (21) days after the end of the auction. Ownership of any item not removed by the stated pick-up deadline will automatically revert to the Seller unless other arrangements have been.

By bidding on an item you are creating an enforceable contract. The terms of use on our site prevent retraction of a bid once it has been submitted. Please ask any questions you may have before bidding. If you are in doubt about an item please do not bid.

We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, PayPal, check and money orders. Payments must be received in our office within ten (10) days of the auction close.

In addition to online bidding, Just Art Pottery offers phone and absentee bidding. If you find an item, you are interested in bidding on but prefer not to bid online for whatever reason feel free to contact us at 309-690-7966 to register and submit your bid.

Presale estimates, when provided, are our opinion of the price that a willing buyer may pay for the art pottery at auction, based on prices paid for comparable items sold in the past. Presale estimates are not a representation or prediction of the actual selling price that will be realized at any particular auction, post-auction sale, or upon resale. Actual sale prices may vary substantially from these estimates. 

We offer in person previews for all auction. Please look on the specific auction to find the preview times.  We also offer live video previews and phone consultants for all items.