LoveArtStudios

Original Paintings, Drawings, Photography & Pottery Art

Seattle, Washington

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LoveArtStudios is currently not selling on Etsy

We’re here if you need help with an order from this shop. Have questions? Visit our Help Center.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 5, 2015
Hello!! Thank you for your interest in LoveArtStudios and my Paintings, Collages, Drawings, Photography and Clay Art. All of my pieces are created with ♥LOVE♥ entirely by hand and are my own Designs, and therefore are One of a Kind. My work and ideas have evolved over the years from a myriad of varying Traditions such as Primitive Folk Art, Abstract Expressionism and Modern Graphic Design, all of which is expressed in my Eclectic and Colorful 2D Art and Pottery. When you purchase my work, you are supporting an independent, working artist and I am Very Very Grateful!!

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(♥¸.•´ (¸♥.•´♥ IMPORTANT CUSTOM ORDER TIME NEWS!!!*♥¸.•´ (¸♥.•´♥
*▲*♥*Hello Wonderful Customer!!!
Thank You for your interest in my Custom Pottery and as of Today, November 4, 2015, my current Turnaround Time for Custom work is about 4-7 Weeks. depending on what it is you are Ordering.
BUT>>>>Please let me know if you have a certain Date that you need your piece/s by and we will see if we can work it out, sometimes I can move the Pottery through it's process a little more quickly than other times, it just depends on my "Work Load". :-)
If you have any Questions at all, please Contact me here and I will answer as soon as possible:
https://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?to_username=LoveArtStudios
OR at my Email>>>
kristinlove [!at] comcast.net

~♥~HOWEVER!! I do have a few pieces of Pottery that are Already Made and can be Personalized...Hooo-RAY!!! Please click on this Link to see them all in my other Shop and Read about how the Personalization Works in the Listing Descriptions:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/LoveArtWorks/search?search_query=personalized+soon&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search

*♥* I also have Beautiful Hand Printed GIFT NOTIFICATION CARDS that I can send to the Recipient if your Pottery will not arrive on time for their Event, please contact me for more Information on that. Original HandMade Custom Pottery takes time and is SO Worth it, so why not get the gift you originally wanted even if it takes a bit longer? :)

.•´♥ MORE GIFT GIVING:
Is your Gift arriving just in Time and you need it ready to "Give" or are you sending it Far, Far Away and want it to look "Gift-Worthy"?? NO Worries!! I've got that covered for you, <<literally!>>, with Wondrously Whimsical Environmentally Friendly Recycled Gift Wrap, a Fabulous Artist Made Card and a Wee Heart Magnet too!! Please go to this Link to read all about my Gift Wrapping Service here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/209209254/gift-wrap-my-order-all-occassion-custom
OR>>> contact me if you have any questions or special requests, I am always happy to hear from you! *´♥.•´♥.

A BIG Thank You to ALL My Custom Order Clients, I'm looking forward to creating LOTS more Custom Pottery in 2015 and I can't wait to show you my NEW Custom Offerings coming SOON.....YAY!!!
Happy Spring!!
Peace and smiles....
Kristin
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*♥*PHOTOS! And just a quick note about what may seem to be a difference in colors in the various photos for each piece: Photographing any art is tricky, at best, and I try to achieve the "truest" color by not using a flash whenever possible. Unfortunately, sometimes the only way to "document" the detail in one of my paintings is through using a flash, which ultimately "changes" the colors and usually adds a bright "hot-spot" or two on the piece, hence the discrepancy you will notice in some of the photos depicting the same piece of artwork.

*♥*A Note on My Environmental Footprint!*♥*
I am committed to making art that is both beautiful and durable, designed for many years of joy, contemplation and smiles. To this end, I make environmentally friendly choices whenever possible, and produce my paintings and collage work with generations of sustainability in mind.
I'm fascinated by things that already have a "history", and I love making something new with them, whether it be piles of old handmade paper scraps to cover my recycled wood blocks/canvases, using old drawings in a collage piece, or salvaging "materials" from my husband's construction sites. "There is no need for waste, everything has it's place" my Grandma used to say, years before any environmental movement ever existed, and I have taken those words to heart as my own personal mantra!
I'm also a "Green" Shipper, please see my Shipping Policies for more information.
I believe that together, by buying Handmade and making conscious choices about our impact on this planet, we can all make a difference!! ♥ :)

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Returns and exchanges
*♥*“I’ve learned that people will forget what you say, they’ll forget what you do, but they will never forget how you make them feel.” Maya Angelou*♥*
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▲ *♥*▲As I mentioned in my shipping policies, I insure every Domestic package over $60 that I send. If the artwork arrives cracked or broken and has been Insured, you would have to photograph the piece and then YOU make a claim with the shipper, have your money refunded, and then if you would like, I will "recreate", as close as possible, the piece of artwork that you had purchased. If the piece has not been insured, then I am willing to discount the cost of recreating another piece for you. It would be the Buyers {Your} responsibility to pay for the shipping of the new piece in either case.

▲ *♥*▲INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Insurance is now available through Etsy for a very AFFORDABLE RATE!! BUT>>> I do not insure the pottery unless specified by the buyer, so PLEASE contact me if you would like Insurance for your Pottery. If something does happen to your order and you chose not to insure it, then I will replace the piece/s (which means I will have to actually make them again) and charge you a nominal fee and postage will be your responsibility. This may seem "unfair" but it is your choice whether to insure your artwork or not and I am willing to meet you half way by reducing my price on my artwork to help if something happens in shipping.

▲ *♥*▲* It is my Ultimate Goal to provide you with a Super Positive Shopping Experience and Beautiful Handmade Pottery that you Love and Cherish for a long, long time. If you are not satisfied, for any reason, please contact me immediately and I will do my best to create a positive outcome and make it right.... my goal is great customer service and happy art all around. Here is my most Favorite Quote about this:

▲ *♥*▲You may return a piece for ANY reason, but you MUST return it packed as carefully as I did when I sent it to you. Returns must be mailed back to me INSURED and at the Buyers expense within 7 days of receipt and the purchase price will be refunded upon my receipt of the pottery unharmed. I regret that I cannot refund shipping charges.▲ *♥*▲

▲ *♥*▲There are NO Refunds or Exchanges on Custom Orders and payments will be made as agreed upon in the listings and/or messages and I am more than willing to work with you so you are completely satisfied with your Order. Thank You.
Payment
*♥* I accept Credit Cards through Etsy's Direct Checkout, Paypal, Personal Checks and Money Orders. Your purchases will not be shipped until payment is received in full. If for some reason you need to cancel your order, PLEASE contact me so that I may re-list it for someone else to enjoy.

*♥* Your order will ship within 1-3 Business Days of receiving payment unless this is a Custom Listing in which case it Ships when it is completed. If you are paying with a Personal Check, your Order will Ship after your Check clears my Bank Account and please be aware this may take up to 5 Business Days after I receive the Check.

*♥* I GLADLY Refund Shipping Overages....YAY!!! If there are any significant shipping overages I will REFUND your Paypal or Credit Card Account after the piece has shipped. If you have payed via Check or Money Order, I will include a refund Check with your order. Etsy does not provide us with a Shipping Calculator or "Zones" for Shipping in the United States so, for example, when Shipping in the US I must always use the most expensive destination (like Florida!) for my Shipping Costs. Thank You for your understanding and please contact me with any Questions you may have about this or a Quote on shipping before you purchase a piece.

*♥* PLEASE NOTE: INTERNATIONAL Customers are responsible for any and all Duties, Tariffs, Taxes and Customs Fees that may be incurred. Please be aware of this before Purchasing as it's not my responsibility and I am not liable for paying for them.

•´♥¸. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING INSURANCE is now available through Etsy for a very AFFORDABLE RATE!! If you live outside of the United States and would like me to Insure your package, you need to contact me so that I may inquire about rates and get back to you.
Thank you for buying HandMade!!
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Shipping
Just a quick note on my Shipping Policies:
▲ *♥*▲ I am a Pro-Active "GREEN" Shipper!! ▲*♥*
This means that I use Recycled, Up-Cycled, and Biodegradable Products in my packaging and shipping materials as much as possible, but be assured that this will not compromise the safety of sending your purchases, and we are both leaving less of an Environmental Footprint....YAY!! Please recycle or reuse the packaging your order arrives in, I Thank You and the Earth REALLY Thanks You!! :)

•´♥¸.I am offering COMBINED SHIPPING to the same address if you purchase pieces from both my Shops at the same time....YAY!! What does this mean, exactly...? It means, for example, that if you purchase a lovely Painting in this Shop and then go over to my other Shop, LoveArtWorks.etsy.com and buy a beautiful Bowl or a Mug or Dish, I will put them in the same box, calculate the shipping, and then refund you the shipping overages to your Paypal or Credit Card Account! WOW...great Art and saving money too!! Please contact me if you would like more Information on this:
https://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?to_username=LoveArtStudios
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▲ *♥*▲ I ship all DOMESTIC Address purchases through USPS: either Parcel Post (for Super Large, Heavy Items), First Class or 2-3 Day Priority Mail so that you receive your purchase as soon as possible!
All INTERNATIONAL Orders are shipped USPS First Class Airmail (unless you UPGrade by asking and paying for Priority Mail!), and usually arrives within 10-14 Business days. :)

•´♥¸ INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Please be aware any Customs Fees, Taxes, Tariffs, Duties, etc. that may be incurred are the Buyer's {{YOUR}} responsibility and I will not Refund items refused because of unwillingness to pay Customs Fees. Also, please reminder that First Class International does not have a Tracking feature once the package leaves the United States. If your parcel has not arrived please contact your local Post Office and/or Customs Office and provide them with the US Declaration Number that was included in the Shipping Notification. In my experience most packages are unclaimed at the Customs Office.

*♥*Your order will ship within 1-3 Business Days of receiving Payment.

~*▲*~ I do NOT include Invoices inside your Package - the Earth and the Trees
Thank us both for that. Your Receipt is always available under "Purchases" in your Account, upper left corner of your Page. I DO include basic Care Instructions for your pottery if it warrants such. :)

•´♥¸.I pack my Art Pieces VERY CAREFULLY but as an experienced "shipper" of my work I have realized that I have no control over how my package is handled after it leaves my hands. I INSURE all of my DOMESTIC SHIPPING orders that are OVER $60 and I also also Ship using Delivery Confirmation in order to better protect both the buyer and myself as you have bought a work of Art and have put forth your hard earned money for it so I want us both to be covered in case the "worst" happens. This usually only costs a few extra dollars and is reflected in my Shipping prices for the higher priced pieces.

•´♥¸. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING INSURANCE is now available through Etsy for a very AFFORDABLE RATE!! If you live outside of the United States and would like me to Insure your package, you need to contact me so that I may inquire about rates and get back to you.

•´♥¸*I hope that my Customer Service has Delighted you and not disappointed you, but if you have a problem with your order please message me here:
https://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?to_username=LoveArtWorks
or email me at:
kristinlove [!at] comcast.net
and mark your email SHIPPING URGENT. I will do whatever is humanly possible to make things right as your Satisfaction and Happiness is really important to me.

*▲* In the Horrendous Case that something does happen during shipment despite my Super Careful Packing {{Remember: I have NO control over the Package once it goes to the USPS!!}} and the Package has been Insured then I will remake the Piece with the Insurance Payment if you want. Insurance does NOT cover the Shipping so if you want the piece to be remade, you will be responsible for the Shipping cost.

▲ *♥*▲ If there are any significant shipping overages ($1.20 or more) I will REFUND your Paypal or Credit Card account after the piece has shipped. If you have payed via Check or Money Order, I will include a refund Check with your order.

•´♥¸* If you have any questions or concerns about your purchase and it's shipping, or would like to fore-go the Insurance or add Insurance, or change Priority Mail to Parcel Post, etc. please do not hesitate to contact me:
https://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?to_username=LoveArtWorks
Additional policies and FAQs
All Rights Reserved. Artist retains all image rights on all sold
works/images...Please do not reproduce my images in any form, Thank You.

CUSTOM ORDERS: I Happily WELCOME any and all inquiries about Custom Work!! I have a few listings already in my Shop for personalized pieces but if you do not see what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact me about creating something wonderful and FUNtastic, just for you:
https://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?to_username=LoveArtStudios

Here are a few of my policies concerning Custom Orders:
1. Depending on what it is you are having me create (ie: painting, photograph, drawing or pottery) the time will vary from 2 to 6 weeks, not including Shipping time.

2. A Deposit of Half Down (balance and shipping to be paid at time of completion of your piece) OR a payment of the Full cost of the order is MANDATORY before I will begin working on your piece.

3. If you are requesting artwork or pottery that is using a Quote, Words or Names, PLEASE double check your spelling and punctuation. I will "copy" exactly what you send me and so ALL misspellings, etc will be your responsibility and in some cases may not be changeable do to the nature of the art form (pottery).

4. PLEASE do not ask me to use COPYRIGHTED Images and/or Logos in Custom work, it is Illegal to do this and I will refuse.

5. There are NO Refunds or Exchanges on Custom Orders, payments will be made as agreed upon in the listings and/or messages and I am more than willing to work with you so you are completely satisfied with your Order, you just need to tell me what you want. Thank You.
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TRADING...Yes, I am open to Trades! It depends on what my Show schedule is and the time of year and my inventory, please contact me and we'll see what's what! :)