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BHClaysmith

Clay to Wear, Clay to Share, Bare Copper Wire...

Cherry Hill, New Jersey · 1206 Sales

BHClaysmith

Clay to Wear, Clay to Share, Bare Copper Wire...

Cherry Hill, New Jersey 1206 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(550)

Announcement   As you peruse my shop, you'll find my own line of hand drawn Intaglio rubber stamp sheets as well as hand formed ceramic clay beads and pendants which can be used to make your own wearable creations. I also have my own line of ceramic clay to wear & artisan jewelry, ceremonial clay rattles and "functional" ceramic pieces, all of which show up in my Etsy shop from time to time.
The other side of making seems to be collecting, so interesting items from the past will also grace this shop. All in all, visiting here is a fun romp you're sure to enjoy!

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 16, 2016

As you peruse my shop, you'll find my own line of hand drawn Intaglio rubber stamp sheets as well as hand formed ceramic clay beads and pendants which can be used to make your own wearable creations. I also have my own line of ceramic clay to wear & artisan jewelry, ceremonial clay rattles and "functional" ceramic pieces, all of which show up in my Etsy shop from time to time.
The other side of making seems to be collecting, so interesting items from the past will also grace this shop. All in all, visiting here is a fun romp you're sure to enjoy!

Barbara Hanselman

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Barbara Hanselman

A Strand of Eight Two Tone Raw Clay Bead Tubes
$12.00
Boomerang Shaped Clay Plaquette
$16.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(550)
joannehyland1

joannehyland1 on Nov 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These mats are great haven't seen any like them in UK. You are very creative and innovative !! I hope I am half as good with ceramics one day..Really pleased - thank you !

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About

Clay is my passion...

My ongoing exploration into engobes & terra sigillatas has helped me discover new ways to generate colorful patterns, textures and finishes on all sorts of clay bodies. Whether shaping simple clay beads or fine tuning a transfer-to-surface process, I enthusiastically explore ALL my clay options, asking myself ‘what if’ every time I’m confronted with clay and its possibilities. But once techniques are mastered it is time to really listen…

First I wanted to build with clay, eat off its river rock surface and drink from the empty spaces it defines. I then wanted to hear the sound of clay as it moves to and fro within itself or as it tries to be its own call in the wild - so I make rattles which memorialize beginnings. Now I want a total “Clay Shibumi” where I am the adaptable turtle or the Bodhi leaf impressed in the clay’s surface; where I know the power of each single hand-formed bead touching my skin. I want to be what the clay is saying as I wear it and fondle it (the way old Greek men stroke their worry beads). So I strive to compose the language of clay and I eagerly impart (to anyone interested) the intriguing ways of clay beads. Whether knotted together in strands or left as single symbols of contemporary artifacts for carrying in pockets, these miniature manifestations personify peace, harmony and partnership in a time when dominance & strife seems the norm. Beads worn or handled absorb our very essence becoming an extension of who we are and what we wish to become.

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  • Barbara Hanselman

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Maker & Mentor Of All Things Clay.

    Before I found clay, I ate, slept and breathed interior and architectural design, and spent all of my time engrossed in the needs of others. I had no life without my client list. Then in 1994 while on vacation, I attended a workshop given by Jeanne Haskell at The Vermont Clay Studio in Montpelier, Vermont. At the time, I didn't know the difference between wet clay and the mud in my driveway, but once my hands started poking and stretching and feeling the hunk of clay I was allotted, I knew I had to learn more.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 25, 2016
Thank you for visiting my Etsy Shop where I offer my line of Intaglio rubber stamp mats, raw copper wire, handmade stoneware & earthenware clay jewelry components as well as my own designs of Jewelry, Ceremonial Rattles and functional ceramic pieces. (I do offer select vintage finding now and then.)
Since I want you to experience what it means to wear clay and how it absorbs your very essence as you wear it, I will do everything in my power to honor your clay component requests - All you have to do is ask!
I also customize clay rattles for special givings...

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Payment
Direct Checkout or Paypal is best!
Etsy orders paid by check or money order will be held no more than 10 days in lieu of payment. After 10 days, the merchandise will be returned to my Etsy shop.
Shipping
I will ship your pre-paid order within 24 hours of receiving it unless it is over a weekend or holiday in which case, I will ship it out on Monday through the US Post Office.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not happy with your purchase for any reason, email me and I will arrange for you to return it and receive a refund less all shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
BHClaysmith INTAGLIO Rubber Stamp Mats Angel Policy
This Angel Policy is a form of limited license that specifies how the stamped images made from my INTAGLIO flexible rubber stamp mats can be used. It also lists all BHClaysmith requirements regarding the uses of Intaglio flexible rubber stamp mats. Typically this outlines under what circumstances, a user can make and sell items created using the Intaglio stamps of BHClaysmith.

BHClaysmith has a very generous Angel Policy, which allows users to work with the stamped images without restriction and this includes creating products for resale.  
BHClaysmith does NOT work on the basis that Intaglio rubber stamps are being sold for personal use only. But we do require that any items that are created for resale must be hand stamped and not reproduced mechanically or electronically and we also prohibit the use of assembly or production line processes to create stamped products.
Stamped images made from BHClaysmith INTAGLIO rubber stamp mats CANNOT be used to create logos, clip art or for other commercial use however there is -
1. No limitation on how many products can be made with an Intaglio mat
2.No parameters on where the products can be sold
3.No required copyright statement to post
4.No written permission needs to be requested and issued to the user

This might all sound pretty daunting to a user who is unfamiliar with Angel Policies – however the terms of a policy are not meant to be restrictive or prohibitive. They are simply to protect the original artist, the stamp manufacturer and the stamper from the misuse of stamped images.



Barbara Hanselman, BHClaysmith - Creator of Intaglio Flexible Rubber Stamp Mats,
Updated 6/2016