CatsPawPottery

Victorian Vintage Style Made to Order Pottery

Kansas, United States · 2927 Sales

CatsPawPottery

Victorian Vintage Style Made to Order Pottery

Kansas, United States 2927 Sales On Etsy since 2008

4.5 out of 5 stars
(903)

Announcement   Welcome to My Shop, Hope you find something you can't live without!
I ship worldwide even if the listing doesn't list your country, just send me a convo!!

PLEASE NOTE: Before Ordering that I am a "Made to Order" Potter. I try my best to get your order out in 3 to 4 weeks, a +week longer with a larger order. Be sure to read shop policy for returns and refunds also, Please mail directly to recipient, not to yourself first to look at it. I have 10 years of packing just right so they don't break. If they are disturbed and then tried to be repacked, they will break if you mail on to another person. Also if you place a monogram on your piece, it won't be returnable as I can't use it for resale. Thanks so much for considering my pottery.

Thanks for looking!! Hope you find a special new little piece of pottery for that special friend or special time. If you have any ideas to try, I am willing to give it a try. All of my Victorian Pottery handmade creations are made to order. I don't carry an inventory as I can not determine what will be ordered. The turn around time is 3 weeks. If it is a holiday time it can take longer. They are created out of a white stoneware/porcelain mix clay. All the glazes used are food-safe glazes.

My Victorian Pottery Creations are fired to cone 5. It takes about 14 days from start to finish with no interruptions to complete a piece. I create it in 20 mins, it dries for 2 days plus, then for some pieces, I need to bisque fire to cone 04 for 6 hours, and let cool for another 6 hours. I spray glaze the piece, load the kiln, fire it for 8 to 10 hours and can't open the kiln for another 12 hours. Then I ship the piece. It is a rather long process and such a surprise when I open the kiln to see the new colors on the pieces, it's like opening a surprise package. Look around my shop and I hope you find just the right one for your home or as a gift for that special person.

SPECIAL NOTICE ~ I strive to meet you, the customer, needs, the best way I can. I ask that if you have a complaint, comment or concern, regarding your order, to please contact me first, before leaving feedback. I am more than happy to answer any questions, meet your needs and do what I can to ensure a pleasant experience. Leaving negative feedback without trying to resolve the issue only causes a lot of confusion. Take the time to contact me first and we'll see that we handle your issue(s) in a timely and efficient manner. Thank you.

Thanks for considering my Pottery creations.
All of my pieces were:
Divinely Inspired,
Laboriously Designed,
Lovingly Created by Linda Hicks, Artist and Potter

Announcement
Last updated on May 19, 2016

Welcome to My Shop, Hope you find something you can't live without!
I ship worldwide even if the listing doesn't list your country, just send me a convo!!

PLEASE NOTE: Before Ordering that I am a "Made to Order" Potter. I try my best to get your order out in 3 to 4 weeks, a +week longer with a larger order. Be sure to read shop policy for returns and refunds also, Please mail directly to recipient, not to yourself first to look at it. I have 10 years of packing just right so they don't break. If they are disturbed and then tried to be repacked, they will break if you mail on to another person. Also if you place a monogram on your piece, it won't be returnable as I can't use it for resale. Thanks so much for considering my pottery.

Thanks for looking!! Hope you find a special new little piece of pottery for that special friend or special time. If you have any ideas to try, I am willing to give it a try. All of my Victorian Pottery handmade creations are made to order. I don't carry an inventory as I can not determine what will be ordered. The turn around time is 3 weeks. If it is a holiday time it can take longer. They are created out of a white stoneware/porcelain mix clay. All the glazes used are food-safe glazes.

My Victorian Pottery Creations are fired to cone 5. It takes about 14 days from start to finish with no interruptions to complete a piece. I create it in 20 mins, it dries for 2 days plus, then for some pieces, I need to bisque fire to cone 04 for 6 hours, and let cool for another 6 hours. I spray glaze the piece, load the kiln, fire it for 8 to 10 hours and can't open the kiln for another 12 hours. Then I ship the piece. It is a rather long process and such a surprise when I open the kiln to see the new colors on the pieces, it's like opening a surprise package. Look around my shop and I hope you find just the right one for your home or as a gift for that special person.

SPECIAL NOTICE ~ I strive to meet you, the customer, needs, the best way I can. I ask that if you have a complaint, comment or concern, regarding your order, to please contact me first, before leaving feedback. I am more than happy to answer any questions, meet your needs and do what I can to ensure a pleasant experience. Leaving negative feedback without trying to resolve the issue only causes a lot of confusion. Take the time to contact me first and we'll see that we handle your issue(s) in a timely and efficient manner. Thank you.

Thanks for considering my Pottery creations.
All of my pieces were:
Divinely Inspired,
Laboriously Designed,
Lovingly Created by Linda Hicks, Artist and Potter

Linda Hicks

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Linda Hicks

Reviews

Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(903)
Jenna

Jenna on Aug 11, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

5 star product, 3 star service. The spoon rest and bowl are *lovely* and arrived in one piece. The shop owner started out very responsive to my messages, but kind of dropped off the face of the earth for the better part of a month and a half. She did eventually respond to my inquiries regarding the status of my order, but only after several messages from me and days later. I would suggest ordering from this shop - the dishes are truly beautiful - but give yourself plenty of time and avoid the spring months (wedding season being the shop owner's reason for taking almost two months to get the order out).

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About

My Passion and Provision

I have been drawing and creating since I was 6 years old. I am from a family of artists which seems to trickle down. I started using the slab of clay as a canvas in around 1992 with the start of my pottery experience. It then took me on to be an artisan in Silver Dollar City and then onto Joyce Meyer Ministries Christmas in the Inner City. I have been blessed with many opportunities to show case my pieces. The name is derived from the many little Paw Prints that occured on those slabs when I turned my back.

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  • Linda Hicks

    Owner, Artist And Potter

    Cats Paw Pottery started in 1992 and was a way to keep me sane in the world of Child Welfare in the state of Kansas as a social worker which I was in for 15 or more years. It now is my passion and money provision.

  • Carmen

    My Inspiration And Companion

Shop policies

Last updated on April 11, 2016
Thank You for your interest in Cats Paw Pottery. I welcome any comments, ideas, suggestions for new products or special orders for logos, names, or events to be incorporated in the pottery. All pottery pieces are Baking, Microwave and Dishwasher safe unless otherwise noted. Only food-safe glazes are used for the pieces. I use Laguna Clay and Glazes.

PLEASE NOTE before ordering:

Please note that since these products are all handmade without molds, the pieces will be one of a kind meaning they will each have their own variation from the next one. I create them as close as I can to being exactly alike, however, sizes can vary by a half of an inch just by the way I push the clay into the final form.

I am a "Made to Order" Potter. I try my best to get your order out in 3 to 4 weeks, a week longer with a larger order. Please notify me when ordering of any dates that the pieces must arrive to you so I can plan accordingly.

If the order is a gift to another person, please mail your purchase directly to recipient, not to yourself first to look at it. I have 10 years of packing experience; items must be packed just right so they don't break. If they are disturbed and then tried to be repacked and forwarded, they may break.

If you place a monogram on your piece, it won't be returnable as I can't use it for resale. Or if you have a glaze of your choice from another company that I don't use on my site the piece may not be returnable if it isn't what you expected. I hav carefully selected my tried and true glaze matches.

Thanks so much for considering my pottery.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment
We use PayPal and money orders and Etsy has a direct check out for purchases. You can use your credit card to purchase on PayPal without opening an account.

Etsy will notify you by email when I have shipped your order. Buyer may cancel the order with advance notice of at least one week before agreed upon shipping date.
Shipping
Shipping is via USPS. Products may be shipped with other providers (UPS, FedEx, etc.) if requested. The buyer pays shipping and insurance also. The USPS includes $50.00 to 100.00 insurance for all Priority Mail (domestic) it is included in the final postage / shipping cost.

Shipment will be made within 3 to 4 weeks . Etsy will notify you when it is on its way to you.

If there is a breakage, I will refund you based on the return policy below. Please note, if you wish to order a replacement piece a shipping charge will be included again.

For International Orders:
Please provide your zip code, country, address, and email.
Packages with weight of less than 4 pounds will be shipped via USPS First Class International. For packages greater than 4 lbs. please contact me for an estimate of the shipping method and cost prior to ordering . Note: it is an ESTIMATED figure due to various weights of the products. Once the actual cost is determined at the time of shipping the product, I will notify you of any additional shipping costs, which will be requested through a PayPal invoice.

***International customers are responsible for all fees, taxes, and duties associated with shipping to their respective countries. ***

Please feel free to contact me about any concerns you may have for shipping or otherwise. I want you to be able to enjoy our products as much as I have enjoyed creating them.
Refunds and Exchanges
For regular shop pieces ( not custom orders)that are undamaged orders, Cats Paw Pottery will refund money if product is returned within two weeks, unbroken,and in good condition and has been insured by the purchaser (you) .You will be responsible for any return shipping costs and insurance. When I receive the piece back to me in good condition, I will refund price minus a 20% restocking fee. Refunds requests must be completed within the month of shipping and customer receiving the product.

Further Info:
Insurance is needed as I have spent years learning how to ship pottery so that it doesn't break. and I have received returns that are broken after the buyer has taken the piece out of the box to look at it and then will try to repackage the pottery. If received by Cats Paw later than two weeks, the purchase amount will be given out back to the buyer in the form of a credit for the amount to be used in my Shop.

Please notify me within one week of receiving a broken item. Please send me a picture through Etsy of the broken piece in its shipping box. I will file the claim and if not a large money amount less than 15.00 I can refund you rapidly. If a larger refund amount, I will need to wait for the claim money to get to me. Please let me know about your problem and I will try to remedy it in a workable way as possible. One can reorder the item on the shop site.

After I have filed insurance and received payment if it was a large amount. And if you care to reorder a replacement of the product you can do so. I will talk to you on Etsy if you want to have a replacement piece. You will need to place another order for the product and shipping cost again.

Claims are filed through the shipper ( by Cats Paw Pottery). The purchased Insurance at the time of shipping for the pottery, will cover the possible breakage.Save the products, shipping materials and the box, and take a picture for International claims. I will then notify the shipper.They sometimes require looking at the broken pieces. Please also send me a picture of the piece. If insurance wasn't involved, then I will still need a picture of the broken piece before a refund can be issued to you. I don't require it( broken item) to be sent back to me. I will refund the amount of the broken item, not the shipping cost as that cost was used up in shipping. If you care to order it again, you can do so through my shop.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are welcomed. I really enjoy your creative ideas and the challenge they can give me. If I design a new piece of pottery for you that I don't carry in my store, that creation is not returnable. I will refund for breakage( as it will be insured at shipping time) but not for not liking the piece, since I always contact the buyer with a picture of the creation before glazing and firing so that it meets with the buyers approval. I use only Laguna, Coyote glazes as I know these clay glazes work in my kiln well and with my clay. If you need a different glaze from a different company, you will be responsible for the cost of the glaze and for having it shipped to the studio as I probably won't use it again. Glaze is very expensive. I can't guarantee the same color outcome with untried glazes from different companies in my kiln.

Cats Paw Pottery reserves the right to sell or not sell to customer, including those who have given this shop or other shops negative feedback or neutral feedback, buyers who have previously canceled a made to order piece after it has been made or customers who have previously opened a case against this shop. Cats Paw Pottery reserves the right to cancel a sale at anytime during the process and fully refund the buyers payment for any reason.

Custom orders and made to order pieces take time in the studio to make, and there are times when it is not physically possible for me to make and the order will need to be canceled. If I cannot physically make the piece within a reasonable time, I reserve the right to cancel the transaction.

I have created special products for non-profit agencies to be given out at fund raising banquets. I also sell wholesale. For Wholesale information contact me at catspaw [!at] southwind.net. Also Please contact me for any ideas you may want to create for your company or personal event for your family, friends or community activity.