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BertsClayCreations

Handmade Clay Ornaments, Cake Toppers and Sculptures

Phoenix, Arizona · 4424 Sales

BertsClayCreations

Handmade Clay Ornaments, Cake Toppers and Sculptures

Phoenix, Arizona 4424 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(830)

Announcement   NOTICE: ANY ORDERS FROM THIS DAY FORWARD 12/6 WILL NOT BE DELIVERED BY CHRISTMAS BECAUSE OF OVERWHELMING DEMAND. IF YOU ORDERED BEFORE THIS DATE YOU ARE GOOD TO GO. IT WILL BE CUTTING IT CLOSE BUT WILL ARRIVE. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT - NOW WISH ME LUCK! LOL
WELCOME! All Ornaments can be delivered by Christmas with the exception of ANYTHING CUSTOM. Bert specializes in custom sculptures, pet sculptures and ornaments, replica wedding cakes, children's cake toppers, wedding toppers as well as a huge variety of Bert's classic ornaments! Everything from a first home, expecting, anniversary, first Christmas the list goes on and on.

CUSTOM ORDERS: Our cutoff for custom orders was 9/1 due to demand. Feel free to contact us anyway to be put on a wait list.

That being said, are you looking for the perfect gift? Then "tell that story in clay!" I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to create your vision in clay. No request too small nor too big. I'm a mom of 6 and I LOVE humor and all that life has to offer - thus reflected in my work!

I'm also now blessed to be a licensed artist with Ornament Central - I have a line of Bert's Classics for Ornament Central.

Each and every ornament is hand sculpted in polymer clay only by me, Bert (Roberta!). With a love of graphic design, my ornaments are set apart by combining unique fonts, graphics and "word balloons" to create amazing banners & artwork on your custom piece.

With that in mind, step into MY WHIMSICAL WORLD OF HAND SCULPTED POLYMER CLAY ORNAMENTS AND SCULPTURES - A tradition for over 35 years. My polymer clay ornaments have been traditions on trees since 1980. Many of my customers have one, two and yes three "BERT TREES"

WHEN ORDERING: You can order multiple ornaments on one order. It is .50 shipping for additional ornaments.

MY FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/bertsclaycreations

MY WEBSITE: http://bertsclaycreations.com/

MY INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/bertsclaycreations/

MY SLIDESHOW: http://www.kizoa.com/slideshow/d3725657kP123546886o2/berts-clay-creations-slideshow

*** Please do not use any images and designs without my permission ***

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 5, 2016

NOTICE: ANY ORDERS FROM THIS DAY FORWARD 12/6 WILL NOT BE DELIVERED BY CHRISTMAS BECAUSE OF OVERWHELMING DEMAND. IF YOU ORDERED BEFORE THIS DATE YOU ARE GOOD TO GO. IT WILL BE CUTTING IT CLOSE BUT WILL ARRIVE. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT - NOW WISH ME LUCK! LOL
WELCOME! All Ornaments can be delivered by Christmas with the exception of ANYTHING CUSTOM. Bert specializes in custom sculptures, pet sculptures and ornaments, replica wedding cakes, children's cake toppers, wedding toppers as well as a huge variety of Bert's classic ornaments! Everything from a first home, expecting, anniversary, first Christmas the list goes on and on.

CUSTOM ORDERS: Our cutoff for custom orders was 9/1 due to demand. Feel free to contact us anyway to be put on a wait list.

That being said, are you looking for the perfect gift? Then "tell that story in clay!" I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to create your vision in clay. No request too small nor too big. I'm a mom of 6 and I LOVE humor and all that life has to offer - thus reflected in my work!

I'm also now blessed to be a licensed artist with Ornament Central - I have a line of Bert's Classics for Ornament Central.

Each and every ornament is hand sculpted in polymer clay only by me, Bert (Roberta!). With a love of graphic design, my ornaments are set apart by combining unique fonts, graphics and "word balloons" to create amazing banners & artwork on your custom piece.

With that in mind, step into MY WHIMSICAL WORLD OF HAND SCULPTED POLYMER CLAY ORNAMENTS AND SCULPTURES - A tradition for over 35 years. My polymer clay ornaments have been traditions on trees since 1980. Many of my customers have one, two and yes three "BERT TREES"

WHEN ORDERING: You can order multiple ornaments on one order. It is .50 shipping for additional ornaments.

MY FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/bertsclaycreations

MY WEBSITE: http://bertsclaycreations.com/

MY INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/bertsclaycreations/

MY SLIDESHOW: http://www.kizoa.com/slideshow/d3725657kP123546886o2/berts-clay-creations-slideshow

*** Please do not use any images and designs without my permission ***

Roberta Prostor

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Roberta Prostor

BACK-ORDERED until '17- Cake Decorator Ornament
$30.00
BACK-ORDERED UNTIL '17- Cupcake Baker Ornament
$30.00
BACK-ORDERED until '17- Cookie Baker Ornament
$30.00
BACK-ORDERED UNTIL '17- Citadel Knob Ornament -
$40.00
BACK-ORDERED until '17- Gymnast Ornament
$35.00
BACK-ORDERED until '17- Our New Home Ornament
$50.00
BACK-ORDERED until '17- Engagement Ornament
$40.00
Eagle Scout Ornament
$40.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(830)
poohouse1

poohouse1 on Dec 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

So darn perfect, thank you!

Pam Nielson

Pam Nielson on Dec 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely perfect!! LOVE this ornament!! Obviously done with great care!! Would definitely recommend!!

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About

"Where it all began"

I believe it all started when I was a child as I first peeled open the top of a Play dough can. Ahhh, instantly, the smell, the color, the feel and freshness captivated me completely! I remember being sad as my creation would dry out, crumble and it's color fade. As my little creations would disintegrate, I would try to re hydrate it so I could begin again.
As years went by, my Mother generously spent hours taking me to art and craft classes in all sorts of art mediums. From Chinese embroidery, oil painting, plaster, pottery to enamel classes, I was in love with creativity. Ahhh, but the clay... there was just something that always drew me back. It must have been the genes I inherited from my Great Grandfather - a master wood carver and sculptor.
Years later, I still LOVE CLAY and the feel of it in my hands when I take a lump and create a keepsake for my loyal customers for over 30 years. I have been working in this medium since 1985 participating in Northeastern Ohio's top juried shows. Now residing with my family in Arizona since 2004, I concentrate solely on custom sculptures, ornaments and cake toppers.
I have had no formal art instruction, but have relied on my God-given talent and imagination, combined with observation and experimentation. Family life has had a profound influence and inspiration to my design work. Raising 6 children with my husband has given me many opportunities to experience all the ups and downs that life brings. I look at clay as an opportunity to bring joy to others and bring a little sunshine into a creation that is all their own. People ask me how did you stay sane raising six children and I say I had clay!
I am now blessed with an exciting licensing opportunity with Ornament Central. My line of Bert's Classics will debut this 2015 holiday season - sold all over the world.

"Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.
Isaiah 64:8

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Shop members

  • Roberta Peralta Prostor

    Owner, Designer/Sculptor

    Yes I'm Bert and I'm not a guy! I've been sculpting in polymer clay for over 32 years with my business Bert's Clay Creations. All my designs are original and created only by me!

  • Virginia

    Photographer, Graphic Designer

    My name is Virginia, daughter and assistant of Bert. I have been creatively active my entire life and have a passion for photography, my family, cats, and life.

  • Dani

    Chief Operating Officer

    I am Dani, another daughter, and recent rehire of Bert. I worked for my mother as a child in Ohio and have recently returned to work at Bert's Clay Creations in the evenings after my full time teaching job.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 3, 2016
It's been over 30 years since I switched from bread dough to polymer clay and my world changed forever!

With each new year, I create a whole new line of ornaments - ranging from 50 to 75 depending on how inspired I get. Believe me, it's not easy when you live in the desert and you're creating snowmen when it's 105 degrees outside!

I have been blessed to have developed a following of loyal customers who collect my ornaments. Their "Bert" trees are truly amazing and it's those trees that keep me sculpting year after year as customers wait for new designs to be posted on my website.

I believe that taking a block of clay and turning it into a whimsical and creative design that brings a smile to someone's face is a gift from God. Every day I am thankful that He uses my hands to bring joy to others.

Bert!
Isaiah 64:8

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Payment
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FOR CUSTOM ORNAMENTS:
If you order a custom ornament, a DEPOSIT OF $10 to $25 IS REQUIRED. Final balance is due upon completion right away after photo approval.

SHOP POLICY FOR CUSTOM ORNAMENTS:
Upon agreement to create your ornament, you will be notified a day or two when Bert’s sculpting process begins. At that time, you must communicate to us if the timing is right as balance is expected upon completion of the ornament. If the timing is not right, we must know as Bert will not begin until that is in order. She runs a very tight schedule and these take many hours to complete.

SHOP POLICY WHEN ORNAMENT/SCULPTURE IS COMPLETED:

After completion of your ornament, a photo will be sent for your approval. Any changes, let us know right away. We can readjust and fix anything so there are no worries. We strive to make it perfect for you!
As well as a photo, you will be receiving an invoice for the balance plus shipping that is expected to paid right away. Keeping track of invoices takes a considerable amount of time and this expedites our process greatly.

CUSTOM ORDERS SEE REFUND POLICY:

Tax is charged if you live in Arizona
Shipping
Shipping is sent USPS Priority 2 Day in the US only.
Refunds and Exchanges
All $10 or $25 DEPOSITS are NON-refundable if you choose to cancel your order. This $25 DEPOSIT goes TOWARD your completed ornament. When the ornament is completed, your deposit will be deducted from your total. IF YOU CHOSE TO CANCEL YOUR ORDER BEFORE IT IS COMPLETED, YOUR $25-50 DEPOSIT WILL GO TOWARDS SHOP CREDIT.

IF YOU ORDER A CUSTOM ORNAMENT YOU WILL BE MAKING A COMMITMENT TO PURCHASE IT AT THE PRICE QUOTED. IF YOU ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH IT WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO MAKE IT RIGHT. YOU WILL BE COMMITTED TO PURCHASING THE COMPLETED CUSTOM. IF YOU DECIDE FOR WHATEVER REASON TO NOT GO THROUGH AND NOT PAY THE BALANCE FOR YOUR COMPLETED ORNAMENT, YOU WILL BE REPORTED TO THE ETSY GRIEVANCES DEPARTMENT. MANY HOURS GO INTO THESE AND YOU WILL BE COMMITTED TO PURCHASING YOUR ORNAMENT or SCULPTURE.

If for whatever reason, a deposit has been placed and I have not heard back regarding questions on your order, there is a time period of 6 months before the deposit will be marked as invalid. I do my best to keep up with emails, when there is a lapse in communication, it greatly slows my process.

We take great care in packaging the ornaments very well and they leave the studio in perfect condition. However, once they leave and in the care of USPS, damages can occur beyond our control. I CANNOT GUARANTEE NO BREAKAGE WILL OCCUR. You have three options which are stated here:

1. Take a picture of the ornament and the box and email back to bert [!at] bertsclaycreations.com so we can access the damage and determine whether it can be super glued by you which we highly recommend. There are repair instructions on the back of the card. If it is a “clean break” in a joint it is VERY easy to just dab a small amount of super glue or super gel on the spot, place together and hold for 10 seconds. The repair is fixed and you will see NO DAMAGE. This is what I do when it is returned. If a piece is crushed I rebake and attach seeing no visible damage.
IMPORTANT: I CANNOT GUARANTEE BREAKAGE FOR CANADA - that will be at your own risk even shipping USPS priority. You may put a claim in to the USPS for reimbursement. The back and forth shipping cost are prohibitive.

2. You can mail back to us for repair and it will be promptly returned.

Roberta Prostor
9210 N. 28th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85028

3. If breakage occurs and you would not like a repair, you may mail it back and be given a full refund. However, return shipping costs will not be covered.

This is most important for custom orders which cannot be remade and I will repair.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQ:

Do you send photos of the ornament before shipping?
Only for CUSTOM orders do we send photos. Basic non-custom ornaments (with hair changes) are not sent. Bert receives hundreds of basic stock orders and she cannot provide photos for every ornament that is shipped. It would take a considerable amount of time to do that for each and every order.

Do you create all the ornaments by yourself?
Yes I do. I have since 1978!

I need to personalize an ornament. Can I use a Sharpie?
NO! Never use a Sharpie - it will bleed into the clay. I only use a Painty Pen for gold or silver and an IdentiPen for black.

Will my ornament crumble?
Not unless it's dropped.

What if it breaks?
I use Super Glue Gel ONLY! It works great and you'll never even know it broke.