Anonymous on Feb 11, 2013
Thank you Joan! :)
Anonymous on Feb 7, 2013
This little owl bowl and its companion are just adorable! This shop owner was very clear in describing the item and she was very prompt sending it to a dear cousin who lives in a different state for her birthday. I highly recommend this little shop to anyone who would love quality products and prompt service!
The Story of My Joyful Little Life
My name is Joan Éilis (pronounced /AY leesh/) and I am a shutterbug, ceramic artist and collector of vintage books. I also have a passion for wildlife, with a particular affinity for owls and chubby little birds.
I’ve been in love with early American folk art since my early twenties and through the acquisition of a small piece here and there, and as my budget would allow, I learned about the value of vintage, antique and handcrafted works of art. The experiences I shared with other artists and collectors, allowed me to understand and love the simple beauty of folk art. I cherish friendships with people like me and although we are a mixed lot, folk art and the love of art in general, allows for common ground.
I am focusing on my artist efforts only and I'm taking a leap of faith by doing so. My work is about love, healing and unfettered joy, so I hope my pieces resonate with you. My goal is to encompass (with time) the entire range of human emotions through my creations.
I love listening to the programs on NPR's Weekend Edition and have been a fan of A Prairie Home Companion, for almost twenty years. I laugh at the stories and I dance to wonderful music while my busy hands work at smoothing clay into a three-dimensional form. Art cannot be pushed around and it certainly finds its own direction and rhythm… So, I’ve learned (I hope) when it's best to walk away and when to persevere. I make every item for my shop with a critical eye for what I feel is its inimitable beauty or charm. My workspace is my kitchen and I photograph my pieces on my back porch – quite exciting!
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will visit my shop again,
Owner, Photographer, Designer And Maker Of Earthy Things
I fell in love with photography after my father passed away. I wanted to maintain a connection with my dad and he loved photography. While our esthetics would be different, I always think of him when I pick up my camera. XOXOXO, Joan
A Satisfaction Guarantee - If you aren't thrilled with my products, I will issue a 100% refund after returned receipt of the item. I ask that you please contact me within 24 - 48 hours after receiving an item;
Timely Shipping - In stock items are shipped within one business day after receiving cleared payment and I work Monday through Saturday. However, I'm usually able to get outgoing packages boxed up and ready for Monday shipping on Sunday;
Reliable and friendly customer service; and
I am an attentive shop owner and check messages throughout the day.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I usually ship in stock items (i.e. not custom items) within one business day of receiving cleared payment. I accept Paypal or credit cards through Etsy.
I use USPS Priority Mail, with insurance and tracking. Generally, I ship photographs and prints via flat rate padded envelope.
If you require a faster shipping option, kindly let me know and I'll research the additional shipping charge for you. I will then send you an invoice via PayPal for so that you can easily pay the additional shipping charges.
For international orders, the item will go first class, or priority mail unless you have made other arrangements with me.
Because there is currently no way in Etsy to display shipping costs for different zones, I have to determine shipping for the zone that is farthest from me. Thus, some listed shipping costs may be higher than the actual costs. Please know that I reimburse shipping overages in excess of $1 of actual shipping costs.
Kindly update your PayPal and Etsy addresses if needed.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you don't like the product, let me know within 24 to 48 hours after receiving it and I'll work the return out with you. No questions asked unless you have requested a custom piece and I'll work with you to resolve any issue you may have.