MariaThorlund

Ceramic Art & Jewelry

Lund, Skåne On Etsy since 2013

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MariaThorlund

Ceramic Art & Jewelry

Lund, Skåne | 311 Sales

Announcement    Handmade stoneware jewelry, sculptures, minature houses and clay godesses. All pieces are unique and individually sculpted or hand built by me.

Here on Etsy you find my smaller items which are easy to ship and affordable to wear, to collect, or to give away as gifts.

You can also find me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MariaThorlundGalleri/
Some of my larger sculptures you’ll find on my web site: https://www.mariathorlund.se

NOTE to people in Sweden: It is possible for you to pay directly to a BG number - let me know if this is what you prefer.
Please keep in mind that my prices here do not include VAT (moms), but prices you find on my facebook page or website do.

Thanks for stopping by!

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 11, 2019

Handmade stoneware jewelry, sculptures, minature houses and clay godesses. All pieces are unique and individually sculpted or hand built by me.

Here on Etsy you find my smaller items which are easy to ship and affordable to wear, to collect, or to give away as gifts.

You can also find me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MariaThorlundGalleri/
Some of my larger sculptures you’ll find on my web site: https://www.mariathorlund.se

NOTE to people in Sweden: It is possible for you to pay directly to a BG number - let me know if this is what you prefer.
Please keep in mind that my prices here do not include VAT (moms), but prices you find on my facebook page or website do.

Thanks for stopping by!

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About MariaThorlund

Sales 311
On Etsy since 2013

Creations in Clay

Hmmm.... well... I started a ceramics class in 2009 and fell in love with it, basically. Now it's what I do....

Everything I make is my very own design and one of a kind since I don't duplicate any pieces. Each of my Venuses is individually sculpted from scratch, and each of my houses has it's unique detailing and glazing even when the same front is used over again.

I enjoy variation - ok, maybe you question this after viewing 30 Venus necklaces in a row - but my Venuses are different. Special. They live their own life and grow out of the clay without my having to think. I need to make them - I relax when making them - they heal me. And I love each and every one of them - how the boobs dance or swing, how the torso bends or twists, how the buttocks strut or sag ... they speak. People who start to collect them keep wanting more, and it is he most wonderful feeling! There is so much love going into each and every one of them, and maybe this shows. Now they are ready to move out into the world!

The houses are great fun to make, even though they take a lot of time to complete. This is completely different, making an inanimate object. The older parts of my home town Lund have a lot of these types of colorful low street houses, and I remember seeing beautiful town houses in Philadelphia, Washington DC, San Fransisco... well, in many places. I've always loved miniatures myself, and when I was a child my dad and I used to make tiny German houses for his mini Merklin train set...

Because I enjoy both challenges and variation, I'm a sucker for special orders... it is how I keep developing and having fun with other people. So let me know if you have something in mind! I do not make copies of other people's clay sculptures (...well, maybe of an antique item...), but apart from that just talk to me. I only ask for a fair amount of my own artistic interpretation when trying to fulfill your wishes.

I look forward to seeing where my goddesses and Etsy will bring me. And to meet you!

All the best from southern Sweden!

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Shop policies

Last updated on December 11, 2019
Hello and welcome to my Sweden-based international web-shop!

All items for sale are designed and hand made by me. Each item is unique as I sculpt or build each and every one from scratch.

Please contact me if you have an idea for an item you think that I could make especially for you - and we'll talk about it.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If you are not pleased with your purchase, let me know.
Payment
You can pay by PayPal or credit card.
If you do not have a PayPal account it is still possible to pay using your credit card through PayPal when you check out.

Please note that the buyer is responsible for any and all additional duties or custom fees incurred in the shipping of international orders.

VAT:
It used to be that we as sellers on Etsy could specify countries where an additional VAT (sales tax, moms) would be charged (from customers in EU-countries) - but Etsy has taken away this function. Thus there is now such tax on my listings, but I still have to pay 25% in tax on all my EU sales. For this reason I will have to raise my prices slightly. Not with 25% and thus the level they are here in Sweden, but by half ... in a Robin Hood kind of fashion.

I am in an ongoing argument with Etsy, trying to understand why they took this function away but most of all trying to make them reinstate it.
Shipping
I will ship within 3-4 days after payment, unless I have made an "out of town" announcement in my shop window.

All shipments are made using the most economical variety of the Swedish postal system, and their delivery times are approximately:
within Sweden - 2 days
within Europe - 3-7 days
everywhere else: 5-10 days

The cost of 'trackable' shipping is quite high here, compared to regular shipping, and therefore I do not automatically ship this way.
You are able to pay extra in order to get a tracking number - as an international shipping upgrade - when you check out. For items weighing under 250 grams (most of the items in the shop) this amounts to 70 kr (app. 7 usd) extra.
(If you chose this option it may be that you have to sign for the package when it arrives. This varies depending on the specific procedures of the postal system in your particular country.)

I take a lot of care to package the items well to avoid breakage.
If for some unlikely reason your package is damaged, or lost, I cannot be held responsible - however, let me know if this is the case and we will sort something out.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesales:
If you would like to sell my items to others, I am open to discuss this further - please let me know.
If you would like to use my Venuses for your own necklace making business, please contact me and we will discuss the details.

Returns:
According to EU law I have to accept returns of bought items if the buyer contacts me within 14 days of recieving the item, and so I do. Note: The buyer pays for the return shipment, however, and is required to do so with equal amount of care and bubblewrap as to guarantee that the item does not break during this shipping. Should the item break during the return shipping then the return transaction is voided and the customer will have to accept the purchase of said item. The money returned is the cost for the item - not the shipping - and the transfer takes place when the item is whole and safe with me again.