Contemporary Ceramics With A Primitive Edge

Sydney, Australia · 35 Sales


Contemporary Ceramics With A Primitive Edge

Sydney, Australia 35 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Contemporary & minimalist ceramic homewares.


Last updated on Jun 16, 2018

Contemporary & minimalist ceramic homewares.

Elisa Bartels

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Elisa Bartels



That’s my pledge to you. You will never walk into a party and have someone point at your necklace or purse and say “I have one exactly the same!.” No one will ever walk into your home, point at one of my ceramic pieces and say “You won’t believe it but I have one just like that!” Never going to happen, no way, no how.

Why, because all my life I’ve wanted to be different. I’ve wanted to live a big life with lots of adventures. That’s the spirit I have when designing and making my ceramic jewellery, sculptural homewares and botanically dyed purses and pouches.

For too long we have all looked alike; told by magazines and celebrities how to dress and style our homes. The only problem is that we are always lagging behind the next trend. My products have the timeless trend of individuality, spirit and adventure.

They are all handmade by me in a studio built by my husband, stepdaughter and numerous friends who took pity on my husband and came around ‘amish style’ to' raise the shed'. This little space is imbued with all their hard work and laughter.

And that’s what you get when you invite one of my pieces into your life. A quiet confidence that you possess a truly unique Australian handcrafted piece which will continue to give you pleasure and a little edge.

Shop members

  • Elisa Bartels

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am based in Sydney, Australia where I design and hand make all my ceramic products. My ceramic career began by studying ceramics at Sydney College of the Arts. There I became fascinated with clay and how it sits perfectly between design and art.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 17, 2018
Welcome to my shop. All my items are produced with pride and care. I enjoy making products that celebrate the innate beauty and quixotic nature of ceramics. I hope that you cherish your purchase for many years to come and often hear the words "Where did you get that?".

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
It's important to me that you are entirely happy with your product.
If for some reasons you are not entirely satisfied, please notify me within 3 days of receipt of delivery. You must send it back in it's original packaging and original condition, with any tags. Let me know if you would like a refund or exchange.
Refund will be done through Paypal within 48 hours after I've received the item.
Shipping will not be refunded. You will be invoiced through Paypal for extra shipping of the new item if exchange
Payment through paypal only.
If payment hasn't been made within 24 hours, the transaction will be cancelled.
Each item is carefully packaged to minimise breakage. All packages are sent by Sendle within Australia and internationally by airmail. I'm happy to send registered or express post at an increased cost.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to do custom and wholesale orders. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.