CaractacusPots

Fun and functional ceramics

London, United Kingdom · 1950 Sales

CaractacusPots

Fun and functional ceramics

London, United Kingdom 1950 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(640)

Announcement   Caractacus Pots is your one stop shop for cottage chic pottery and ceramics for your home or for a special gift for a friend. I love to make fun and functional pottery in colourful hues and textures for everyday use. Ceramic bowls, mugs, dishes, cookware, jugs, yarn bowls, kitchenware, jewellery bowls, butter dishes, shaving sets, vases, and tableware.
I hope you find something here that you can't resist!
I am also at http://folksy.com/shops/CaractacusPots

Announcement
Last updated on Dec 29, 2015

Caractacus Pots is your one stop shop for cottage chic pottery and ceramics for your home or for a special gift for a friend. I love to make fun and functional pottery in colourful hues and textures for everyday use. Ceramic bowls, mugs, dishes, cookware, jugs, yarn bowls, kitchenware, jewellery bowls, butter dishes, shaving sets, vases, and tableware.
I hope you find something here that you can't resist!
I am also at http://folksy.com/shops/CaractacusPots

Susan Frankel

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Susan Frankel

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5 out of 5 stars
(640)
Ian UK

Ian UK on Jul 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Big and beautiful....as an enthusiast wet shaver, I'm really pleased with this...it's the perfect scuttle...holds plenty of hot water to keep the soap warm and the interior pattern helps to whip up a great lather. Very pleased with the product, service and price.

Justine Summers

Justine Summers on Jul 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very lovely to work with and product was beautiful handmade and unique! Arrived on time and promptly as promised even considering the production time!

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About

I am totally addicted to pottery.

I'm just addicted to pottery. There, I said it, I'm addicted and obsessed. I never think about anything else. It has taken over my life--and my house. I used to love buying it now I just can't stop making it.

It all started with going to evening classes to learn to make tiles for my new bathroom....but I didn't think I was going to like it!
I thought I would just make the tiles and then drift off to another craft....as I have been doing all my life.

I am constantly experimenting with new shapes and new glazes. My studio space has become seriously overcrowded! I've just never got over that excitement when I open the newly fired kiln-it's like Christmas morning with lots of lovely presents. I enjoy making pieces that are both fun and functional, touchable, colourful and whimsical as well as lovely to have on display.
I am really looking forward to having a proper studio. After years of working in my cold and draughty car port, I have finally got planning permission to build a room on the side of my house...with doors at each end!
I'll be posting photos of the work in progress when it gets going.

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  • Susan Frankel

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Potter, Ceramic Designer And Maker. Photographer, Packager, General Dogsbody!

    I'm just addicted to pottery. There, I said it, I'm addicted and obsessed. I never think about anything else. It has taken over my life--and my house. I used to love buying it now I just can't stop making it.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 23, 2015
Hi there. Thanks for visiting my shop. I hope you find something you just can't live without.
I am happy to send items direct to friends abroad saving you on shipping costs. I can giftwrap and include a nice card.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I know that some purchasers do not like using Paypal so I do also accept Direct Bank transfers.
I do accept cheques, but of course, this does mean a bit of a delay in shipping your item as I will have to wait for the cheque to clear. Just send me a message via Etsy and I will send you my address.
Shipping
I offer a shipping discount for one or more items, which you will find at the checkout stage.

UK shipping...
I am afraid the Royal Mail have priced themselves out of my reach.
I will now be sending all my items with courier services. These usually take 2 days. If you are in a hurry please contact me...I am of course willing to send Royal Mail First Class but I'm afraid there will be extra costs involved.
This is my attempt to keep costs low as my items can be heavy and therefore expensive to post.
I do not charge for the packaging or for the time incurred packing and taking to the post office.--just the cost of the stamp!
I can send up to 5kgs in one parcel with my courier so if you buy more than one item I can combine them and save you some money. Please let me know at the time of ordering if you want to do this.

As for International shipping....
I am sorry...it really is just very expensive......the mail often get more than I do.
Believe me I don't make money on it....in fact I make a loss.... I do not charge for the packaging or for the time incurred packing and taking to the post office.--just the cost of the stamp!
If you are not in a hurry ---there is a 56 day service (!) which is quite reasonably priced---usually about half the price quoted.....for the USA it is around the price quoted for Europe. Email me and I'll happily change the listing for you.
I'm really sorry all the shipping is so extortionately expensive..... I hope it hasn't put you off buying from me.

I take the utmost care to wrap and secure pieces for their long journey to make sure they arrive safely.

Please note: Any customs charges or local taxes are the responsibility of the customer.
Refunds and Exchanges
I am obviously happy to refund the total payment for items broken in the post unless I have another item the same (unlikely) which I can send out to replace it.
If you simply do not like the item you receive then, please let me know within 14 days of receiving the item if you wish to return it. If you return it at your own expense, I will refund the cost of the item and the cost of shipping it to you.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do take custom orders, but I will have to insist on payment upront , as I have sometimes been left with unsellable items when the commissioner has changed their minds, or even commissioned two potters so that they have a choice!!