Contemporary Ceramics With A Primitive Edge

Sydney, New South Wales · 38 Sales


Contemporary Ceramics With A Primitive Edge

Sydney, New South Wales 38 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Last updated on 10 Aug, 2018

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Elisa Bartels

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Elisa Bartels




That’s my pledge to you. You will never walk into a party and have someone point at your necklace or purse and say “I have one exactly the same!.” No one will ever walk into your home, point at one of my ceramic pieces and say “You won’t believe it but I have one just like that!” Never going to happen, no way, no how.

Why, because all my life I’ve wanted to be different. I’ve wanted to live a big life with lots of adventures. That’s the spirit I have when designing and making my ceramic jewellery, sculptural homewares and botanically dyed purses and pouches.

For too long we have all looked alike; told by magazines and celebrities how to dress and style our homes. The only problem is that we are always lagging behind the next trend. My products have the timeless trend of individuality, spirit and adventure.

They are all handmade by me in a studio built by my husband, stepdaughter and numerous friends who took pity on my husband and came around ‘amish style’ to' raise the shed'. This little space is imbued with all their hard work and laughter.

And that’s what you get when you invite one of my pieces into your life. A quiet confidence that you possess a truly unique Australian handcrafted piece which will continue to give you pleasure and a little edge.

Shop members

  • Elisa Bartels

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am based in Sydney, Australia where I design and hand make all my ceramic products. My ceramic career began by studying ceramics at Sydney College of the Arts. There I became fascinated with clay and how it sits perfectly between design and art.

Shop policies

Last updated on 03 July, 2018
Welcome to Elisa Bartels Designs

All my ceramic pieces are small batch and handmade in my studio. My work is a reflection of my love of the natural world and the quixotic nature of clay. I take pride and care in all my work. It is important to me that you are 100% happy with your purchase and it takes pride of place in your home.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
It's important to me that you are entirely happy with your product.
If for some reasons you are not entirely satisfied, please notify me within 3 days of receipt of delivery. You must send it back in it's original packaging and original condition, with any tags. Let me know if you would like a refund or exchange.
Refund will be done through Paypal within 48 hours after I've received the item.
Shipping will not be refunded. You will be invoiced through Paypal for extra shipping of the new item if exchange
Payment through paypal only.
If payment hasn't been made within 24 hours, the transaction will be cancelled.
Each item is carefully packaged to minimise breakage. All packages are sent either by Sendle or Australia post within Australia and internationally by airmail. I'm happy to send registered or express post at an increased cost.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me for information on wholesale orders.