BurtonArtStudios

Savage, Minnesota

125 Sales

BurtonArtStudios

Burton Art Studios

Savage, Minnesota | On Etsy since 2009
125 Sales

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Announcement    Welcome to Burton Art Studios. Each handcrafted item is made by me, Chuck Burton, in my workshop and studio in Savage, MN.

You may notice that my etsy store looks sparse. There are changes happening at the studio and the etsy store is going through those changes too. One of those changes is that I will be listing mostly made to order items on etsy. If you saw something that interested you and it no longer appears in the listings, contact me. You can follow my works-in-progress and announcements on Facebook. I announce when I will be posting new works to the etsy store on the FB page so you can find out when the newest items become available. Contact me if you have questions.

https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Burton-Art-StudiosChuck-Burton/174631399250322

Please review my shipping policies and contact me if you have questions.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT CUSTOM ORDERS
I take custom orders, however, I only take orders that interest me because I know I will be able to complete them in a timely fashion, do my very best work, and enjoy the process. Some projects are better suited to other artists and I am happy to refer you to somebody I think will do a great job at a fair price if I know that I am not really the right artist for the job. Yes, I could take every custom commission just for the money, but I know, deep down, that I'm not good at everything. I want my customers to get the best designed and highest quality art at the fairest price--even if that means passing a sale to another artist. The world has enough jerks already, I don't need to be one of them. Orders for custom work for any occasion needs to be placed as soon as possible. Simple masks take about 2 to 3 days to make depending on drying time and humidity; Complex masks can take 5 to 7 days or more. Glass pieces, jewelry, and mixed media sculptures can take anywhere from 2 days to 3 weeks depending on technique employed and the availability of materials.If you think you might want a custom piece for a specific event or need it by a specific date, please contact me with your questions as soon as possible so I can put your project on my schedule. Once my schedule is full I stop taking orders until I clear the backlog. Keep in mind that shipping will take time as well and factor that into your plans. regular delivery takes from 2 to 6 days on average, but can take longer; express delivery can be very expensive and doesn't necessarily guarantee delivery by a specific date. I do not give refunds for items that arrive "too late" because I have no control over the shipping time once the item leaves my hands. You can get updates on my schedule and see what I'm working on the studio Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Burton-Art-StudiosChuck-Burton/174631399250322

Because I sell my work in person at shows, fairs and festivals I want my prices to accurately reflect the cost of the labor, materials, and overhead to make it. This means that my shipping prices should accurately reflect what it costs to pack and ship my pieces. If my shipping prices seem high to you, it may be because I am not hiding the cost of boxes, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, and tape in the cost of the item. I want to be fair to all my customers and have each purchase reflect what it costs for that purchase only. I will close my etsy store when I am selling at a show or festival in person. I do this because much of my work is truly one of a kind and i would be a bad business owner and terrible person if I sold the same item to 2 people because I didn't think to close the store while I displayed the work in person. If you see something you really want, I suggest that you order as soon as you decide you want it. If something disappears from the store, contact me. It could be that it sold, the listing expired, or that I have it for sale in person. If it is just an expired listing or i have the piece elsewhere for the moment, I am happy to make the sale to you. If the piece has sold, I can often make something similar just for you. Thanks for understanding.


My work is often historically, fantasy or Halloween/horror themed. I find these themes let me use my imagination more fully than simple nature themes or abstractions. My primary medium is glass, but I work in other media as well. I make glass beads, pendants, cabochons, sculptures, gaming sets, plates, tiles and bowls and am adding other items all the time. Other items that I commonly make are masks in leather, paper mache or mixed media and mixed media sculptural assemblages.

Please enjoy viewing my work. Past work can be seen at

https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Burton-Art-StudiosChuck-Burton/174631399250322

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 15, 2019

Welcome to Burton Art Studios. Each handcrafted item is made by me, Chuck Burton, in my workshop and studio in Savage, MN.

You may notice that my etsy store looks sparse. There are changes happening at the studio and the etsy store is going through those changes too. One of those changes is that I will be listing mostly made to order items on etsy. If you saw something that interested you and it no longer appears in the listings, contact me. You can follow my works-in-progress and announcements on Facebook. I announce when I will be posting new works to the etsy store on the FB page so you can find out when the newest items become available. Contact me if you have questions.

https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Burton-Art-StudiosChuck-Burton/174631399250322

Please review my shipping policies and contact me if you have questions.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT CUSTOM ORDERS
I take custom orders, however, I only take orders that interest me because I know I will be able to complete them in a timely fashion, do my very best work, and enjoy the process. Some projects are better suited to other artists and I am happy to refer you to somebody I think will do a great job at a fair price if I know that I am not really the right artist for the job. Yes, I could take every custom commission just for the money, but I know, deep down, that I'm not good at everything. I want my customers to get the best designed and highest quality art at the fairest price--even if that means passing a sale to another artist. The world has enough jerks already, I don't need to be one of them. Orders for custom work for any occasion needs to be placed as soon as possible. Simple masks take about 2 to 3 days to make depending on drying time and humidity; Complex masks can take 5 to 7 days or more. Glass pieces, jewelry, and mixed media sculptures can take anywhere from 2 days to 3 weeks depending on technique employed and the availability of materials.If you think you might want a custom piece for a specific event or need it by a specific date, please contact me with your questions as soon as possible so I can put your project on my schedule. Once my schedule is full I stop taking orders until I clear the backlog. Keep in mind that shipping will take time as well and factor that into your plans. regular delivery takes from 2 to 6 days on average, but can take longer; express delivery can be very expensive and doesn't necessarily guarantee delivery by a specific date. I do not give refunds for items that arrive "too late" because I have no control over the shipping time once the item leaves my hands. You can get updates on my schedule and see what I'm working on the studio Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Burton-Art-StudiosChuck-Burton/174631399250322

Because I sell my work in person at shows, fairs and festivals I want my prices to accurately reflect the cost of the labor, materials, and overhead to make it. This means that my shipping prices should accurately reflect what it costs to pack and ship my pieces. If my shipping prices seem high to you, it may be because I am not hiding the cost of boxes, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, and tape in the cost of the item. I want to be fair to all my customers and have each purchase reflect what it costs for that purchase only. I will close my etsy store when I am selling at a show or festival in person. I do this because much of my work is truly one of a kind and i would be a bad business owner and terrible person if I sold the same item to 2 people because I didn't think to close the store while I displayed the work in person. If you see something you really want, I suggest that you order as soon as you decide you want it. If something disappears from the store, contact me. It could be that it sold, the listing expired, or that I have it for sale in person. If it is just an expired listing or i have the piece elsewhere for the moment, I am happy to make the sale to you. If the piece has sold, I can often make something similar just for you. Thanks for understanding.


My work is often historically, fantasy or Halloween/horror themed. I find these themes let me use my imagination more fully than simple nature themes or abstractions. My primary medium is glass, but I work in other media as well. I make glass beads, pendants, cabochons, sculptures, gaming sets, plates, tiles and bowls and am adding other items all the time. Other items that I commonly make are masks in leather, paper mache or mixed media and mixed media sculptural assemblages.

Please enjoy viewing my work. Past work can be seen at

https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Burton-Art-StudiosChuck-Burton/174631399250322

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    About BurtonArtStudios

    Sales 125
    On Etsy since 2009

    A muse of fire

    I started my professional career as an artist while living and working at a goat cheese dairy. The cheese making process has an odd schedule with periods of intense work separated by periods of little or no activity. During these slow periods I would make glass beads at a small work station set up in the garage. I assembled many of these beads into earrings, bracelets and chokers n the evenings after dinner. I sold my work at the same farmers' market where the dairy sold its cheeses. When my wife got a position at a college in Minnesota, we moved and I made the decision to try my hand at art as a full time occupation.

    My experience with the medium of hot glass began with bead making. I worked at a small torch, winding molten glass around a metal mandrel and then decorating the bead with dots, slips, and trails of glass. After a few years of working on a small scale with simple tools, I acquired a kiln and began to fuse glass. Fused glass gave me an opportunity to explore glass in a way that lamp working could not. The scale of my work increased, and with the larger pieces I could attempt grander designs. When we bought our house, we built a workshop specifically designed for glass working and I acquired a larger torch and a much bigger kiln. I am currently trying to push the capabilities of these tools as far as they will go, but I see many years ahead of me before I outgrow them. What began with simple glass beads has grown to include sculpted flamework glass and fused glass portraiture.

    I also work in other media. Like the cheese making cycle, hot glass work has alternating periods of activity and inactivity. Once the kilns have started their cycle I can have as much as 12 hours before I can resume working with hot glass. To fill this time I work with leather, paper mache, epoxy, and a variety of other materials. I make leather and paper mache masks, small mixed media sculpture featuring some of my glass work, and the occasional page of calligraphy, illustrations, and painting.

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    • Chuck Burton

      Owner, Maker

      I am a college educated veteran who lives and works in Minnesota. I teach art to children and adults through Artistry in Bloomington, MN. My work reflects my life experiences and my interests. My spouse and I share our home with 1 very spoiled cat.

    Shop policies

    Last updated on November 5, 2015
    Welcome to Burton Art Studios and to the work of artist and craftsman Chuck Burton.

    I am a hot glass artist working in both hard and soft glass as well as vitreous enamels on copper and silver. For the past several years, flameworking and jewelry making have been my primary occupation. I make all my glass items and components on a GTT Lynx or GTT Bobcat and anneal in an AF-99 kiln with a programmable controller in efforts to make the best things I can make. I prefer to use sterling silver findings and components in my jewelry designs but I also use silver plated brass or other metals in an effort to keep prices affordable. Every listing will specify what materials are used. I go to some trouble to make unique glass beads and pendants so I don't see the point of using less than sterling silver unless the design benefits in some way from the incorporation of another material, and even then, I choose the best materials I can find to bring my ideas into reality.

    I also work on projects other than jewelry and/or with materials other than glass. I enjoy decorative painting and sometimes paint one of a kind trinket boxes. Some of these boxes are created as part of a suite to match a specific item I have made; others are just designs I like to paint. I enjoy Halloween and sometimes make masks or decorations to help others enjoy my favorite holiday, too.


    All the items in my shop are creatively designed and individually handmade by me in my Savage, MN studio. Each takes time, skill, and knowledge to make. Regardless of the medium or materials, I work hard to create the highest quality works of wearable art and decorative art that I can make. I try to employ the finest materials while aiming to keep my work affordable. Fair pricing is important to me. I make my living from my art but I don't have to make a killing while I do it. I offer good work at fair prices.

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    Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
    Returns and exchanges
    Please contact me immediately if you are unhappy with your purchase and I will work with you to remedy the situation.* I will do my best to deal with items that have problems such as being the wrong item, arriving in damaged condition, or some other physical flaw. I try to be careful and pack items appropriately but sometimes things happen. If your item arrives damaged, please contact me immediately.

    CANCELLATIONS If you cancel an order before it ships, you receive a full refund. refunds are made by the same method as original payment so payments by PayPal are refunded through PayPal, payment by check is refunded by check.

    If you cancel an order *after* it has already shipped, contact me as soon as possible. A refund will be issued when the item is returned to me. The customer is responsible for the cost of return shipping. The item must arrive undamaged with original packing to receive a full refund.

    *Because masks and customs orders are most often used for special events or holidays, they are not returnable unless there is a mistake on my part or the item is damaged. If one of these things occurs, contact me as soon as possible and we'll arrange the return. Because I cannot guarantee delivery by a specific date, I cannot accept returns for masks that "did not arrive on time" or is "too late" for your event. If you place your order early enough or are willing to pay for express shipping, this shouldn't be a problem, but please be aware of this policy.
    Payment
    PLEASE BE AWARE THAT HOW YOU PAY WILL IMPACT HOW FAST YOUR ITEM IS PROCESSED. Items will ship as soon as payment has cleared. Credit/debit card orders clear almost immediately; e-check payments can take as long as a week to clear. Payment should be made within 3 business days or the sale will be canceled and the item relisted. Please contact me immediately if you cannot meet this deadline and I will try to work with you. Items shipped to addresses in Minnesota must pay state sales tax on the price of the item and the price of shipping as required by law.

    Cancellations made before the item is shipped receive a full refund. For orders cancelled after item shipped, see my refund policy.
    Shipping
    Shipping prices may include packing materials as well as the cost of delivery and tracking. I combine shipping for multiple items when possible and will refund excess shipping charges when they occur. I prefer to ship by USPS First Class or USPS Priority Mail. I mail purchases as soon as possible after payment has cleared and I combine shipping when possible. Contact me if you are ordering large or heavy items or a large/heavy item with something else so I can get you the best possible pricing on shipping. The nature of my work often takes me to art fairs out of town or out of state, so I may not be able to process a sale immediately. If I am on the road when you make your purchase, I will contact you to give you an estimated delivery date. Because my primary artistic medium is glass I strongly suggest insurance for more expensive pieces; contact me if you want to insure your purchase.

    I have no control over how fast something may arrive after I turn it over to the postal service or shipping company. I can only give estimates as to when a shipment may arrive at your location. If you need an item by a certain date, placing your order as early as possible is the best way to be sure it arrives in time. If you need to order something on short notice, I am happy to arrange for express shipping but cannot guarantee when your item will arrive and I do not give refunds for masks that arrive late--see my refund policy regarding this.

    Contact me for information on international shipping.
    Additional policies and FAQs
    Contact me with any other questions about my work, pricing, shipping, and policies.