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2-16-08 ~~AN IMPORTANT WORD ABOUT PRICING~~
Mosaic art is does not need to be expensive to do or to own. It is our heartfelt belief that what we do should never cost a fortune. We spend a lot of time combing thrift shops, rummage sales and anywhere else we can find great deals for things to create our art work from.
It is so important that we not lose sight of that when pricing our work. Yes, we want to be paid for our knowledge and talent just like any other artist. I guess it is the tight wad in me that won't allow me to price my work for more than I am willing to pay for it. I just cannot do it. So, if you wonder why our prices are lower than others it is because I know what I pay for the majority of the supplies plus I absolutely love what I do. This is my passion, not a job. I pass that passion on to you. If it ever becomes less than that I will no longer do it. I will never create something I don'…

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  • Born on January 28
  • Joined November 14, 2006

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2-16-08 ~~AN IMPORTANT WORD ABOUT PRICING~~
Mosaic art is does not need to be expensive to do or to own. It is our heartfelt belief that what we do should never cost a fortune. We spend a lot of time combing thrift shops, rummage sales and anywhere else we can find great deals for things to create our art work from.
It is so important that we not lose sight of that when pricing our work. Yes, we want to be paid for our knowledge and talent just like any other artist. I guess it is the tight wad in me that won't allow me to price my work for more than I am willing to pay for it. I just cannot do it. So, if you wonder why our prices are lower than others it is because I know what I pay for the majority of the supplies plus I absolutely love what I do. This is my passion, not a job. I pass that passion on to you. If it ever becomes less than that I will no longer do it. I will never create something I don't totally enjoy. I won't price something at such a high price that I am ashamed of myself and couldn't look you in the eye if you were standing in front of me. I am very proud of the mosaic art I create and I am pleased with the prices I sell my work for. To be honest the only part that bothers me is the shipping, that part does embarrass me at times but I know I have no control over the cost of shipping so we both have to grit our teeth and live with it I guess.
So now you know even if our prices may be lower than other mosaic artists our quality is just as high, we just have different ideas on pricing and different standards by which we work. As long as everyone is happy with themselves then no one is wrong, we just each have our own way of doing things. And that is how it should be.
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Please visit our other shop at stufffromthebunker2.etsy.com
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WHO WE ARE~~ I am Deb and Troy is my absolutely wonderful husband. We have been married since July of 06, brought together by our love of art we have a storybook life with our furbabies Smokey and Serenity. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

WHATS THE BUNKER?~~~Our adorable little house and studio is located in Muncie, Indiana and everyone calls it the Bunker because Troy, intending to never marry bought it because it was small and perfect for a "grumpy old man and a sore @ss cat" as his dad liked to say. I fell in love with the Bunker so we added the Bunker Studio and are very happy here. Oh, and I also added a whole bunch of to die for flower gardens too. : )
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ABOUT OUR ART~~~ TROY has studied oil painting and from time to time pulls out his paints and brushes. Right now he is busy creating art from discarded pieces of furniture. Most pieces are much to large to list on Etsy but I will be showing them on our blog. He also enjoys working with wood and doing glass on glass window art, designing some of my large mosaic pieces and solving complicated design issues for me. I am blessed that I can ask him anything and he can figure it out.
DEB, I do pique assette mosaic, glass on glass, memoryware mosaic and all kinds of stepping stones. We also teach mosaic classes at the Bunker Studio. At times we decide to go in a totally different direction and create something that strikes our fancy so you never know what you might find. We both have varied backgrounds in arts and crafts having been creative from childhood and grown up in creative families. It is in our blood.
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MISC. INFO~~~We are on the Board of Directors for the Muncie Indiana Visitors Bureau Summer Heat Festival as Vendor Coordiantors. If you are a artists/craftsperson who would be interested in participating in a great festival then please contact us for information.
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CUSTOM ORDERS~~~We would love to work with you on a custom order. If you have a vision and would like to see it become reality just convo us and we will see what we can do. Memoryware is one of our special areas that we enjoy doing. If you have some of Grandmas dishes in the cabinet and you would like to see them made into an art piece you can display then we are the people to do it for you. Send us a convo and let's discuss it. Custom pieces require a deposit based on a number of factors we will discuss as the project unfolds itself.
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LAY-AWAY~~~ We are happy to work out payments on purchases over $50. We require a nonrefundable deposit of $10 with the balance paid off within 60 days. There will also be an additional $2 layaway fee. Please convo us if you would like to take advantage of this service.
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CLASSES AT THE BUNKER STUDIOS~~~If you live in the Delaware County, ECI area and are interested in the classes mentioned in the article please E-mail us at atthebunker [!at] comcast.net Classes include Beginning mosaic, Beginning glass on glass, stepping stones, Family mosais Cross workshop, Advanced mosaic, Advanced glass on glass window workshop, and Bowling ball mosaic.
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SALES TAX~~~Indiana Residence must add 6% sales tax.
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MISSION STATEMENT~~~ To create works of art that will last and make people happy. To use materials when possible that is discarded or recycled. To create from our heart and vision and never with the idea of mass production.
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RETURN POLICY~~~If at any time you are not happy with a purchase from the Bunker please contact us within 3 days. Items must be returned within 10 days from when you received them. Please do not return items without contacting us. Items must be returned in original packaging and in the condition they were sent in. We will refund your money minus shipping after we have inspected them.
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SHIPPING~~~We try to list accurate shipping costs with each item. If you feel the cost is high, please convo us with your zip code and we will be happy to recalcuate for your zone. We will refund any overages.
We are more than happy to ship outside the United States. Just contact us so we can figure the shipping cost and best method of shipping.

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