MMartiniuk

Dichroic Glass and Raku Ceramic - Made in Alaska

Tok (historical), Alaska | 2180 Sales

MMartiniuk

Dichroic Glass and Raku Ceramic - Made in Alaska

Tok (historical), Alaska 2180 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (537)

Announcement   Thank you for shopping handmade and small business! Explore here for your special, unique and unusual expressions in everyday fashion, cosplay jewelry and festival accessories. Here to help you turn everyday life into a sparkling festival of joy.

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Last updated on Jul 18, 2018

Thank you for shopping handmade and small business! Explore here for your special, unique and unusual expressions in everyday fashion, cosplay jewelry and festival accessories. Here to help you turn everyday life into a sparkling festival of joy.

M. Martiniuk

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About

I am passionate about upholding the public opinion of the "Arts" and early education.

I really love the fact that the people at Etsy have given so many individuals an outlet for the artistic inspiration they may find and a way to enable active appreciation and interaction. It is awesome that more people are buying and using handmade items in their everyday lives. It is also fantastic to think that we are given the opportunity to instantly view and purchase work from creative makers around the world.

My home page link: mmartiniuk.etsy.com
I welcome you to bookmark my home page in your computer, as it is not always easy to return to a particular page in the Etsy marketplace.

MY PROCESS OF DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND MARKETING: I work alone in the making of all of my jewelry products at this time, although I would love to work with other artists on special projects, there never seems to be enough time to initiate them. I do the designs, patterns, planning, assemblage and marketing for all of the glass, ceramic and natural stone products you find here. I work with a high quality print production house for printed fabric, posters and prints. Most of my work is done with a nature inspired theme. Actively living in remote Alaska gives me opportunity to observe the immensity of importance of Mother Nature and her positive influence on our lives.

DICHROIC GLASS:
Multiple ultra-thin layers of different metal oxides (gold, silver, titanium, chromium, aluminum, zirconium, magnesium, silicon) are vaporized by an electron beam in a vacuum chamber. The vapor then condenses on the surface of the glass in the form of a crystal structure. This is sometimes followed by a protective layer of quartz crystal. The finished glass can have as many as 30 to 50 layers of these materials yet the thickness of the total coating is approximately 30 to 35 millionths of an inch (about 760 to 890 nm). The coating that is created is very similar to a gemstone and, by careful control of thickness, different colors are obtained.

SOME INFORMATION ABOUT MY RAKU WORK: There is something very alluring about the feelings evoked by the idea of our Ancients working around a firepit using the basic earth elements in the fire to create functional and beautiful works of art.

When you receive your raku work it will often still carry a mere hint of the heavenly perfume of the origin of its life, mineral, fire and smoke. All of my pieces are scrubbed heavily with a metal scouring pad in hot detergent water and reheated to 180 degrees to clean the work as much as possible after firing. The raku work has been through some amazing transformations of torture in the kiln, flame and some residual smokey scents are often an integral part of the work until it has had a chance to breath in the air environment for a few days or more after its creation. I will list and often sell a piece within weeks or days within its birth, and the lingering scents will remain for a short time until it has a chance to air out for a little longer. If you find it too offensive you can plan to set it aside out of your regular living area until it has had an opportunity to become a more agreeable member of society.

I also have another Etsy venue at DIYDigitalArt.etsy.com featuring DIY Digital Printable art for gifts, home decor, scrapbooking craft and small business.

Be sure to also check out my daughter's shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/JessicaCoxJewelry She does timeless and classic jewelry in precious metals and gemstones. Beautiful work!

Thank you for shopping small business and hand made.

Shop members

  • M. Martiniuk

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I remember seeing a piece of Raku Pottery in a gallery somewhere when I was a little person, and thinking WOW, that is what I want to do. I still feel the same way about it every time.

Production partners

  • Quality Print Production Shop

    Montreal, QC

    Printing and shipment of my customized artwork and design on high quality garments, accessories and specialty papers.

  • US Based print production house

    San Francisco, CA

    High quality sourcing and printing fashion and home decor for independent artists.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 17, 2018
Hello, Please feel free to convo me with any questions that I was unable to answer via this posted shop policy page.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
No hassle return policy.

☮ I am always happy to do an exchange, return or alteration on an order. Although I fully expect you to be very happy with your items, there can be times when you choose to return an item or need to make a change. I want to keep happy lifetime customers and continue to make you smile. Please convo me with questions by pressing the "ask a question" button on the upper right of every item page.

I cannot refund or accept returns of any custom printed clothing items due to size or fit issues so please be sure to order appropriate size and double check your selections.

Refund amounts will be your original purchase, minus shipping costs.

If you are sending an item back to be returned, please make sure you purchase delivery confirmation or insurance. I cannot be responsible for items lost in the mail, it is your responsibility to make sure the item gets to me.

Insurance loss claims information:
In the instance of a loss due to a shipping problem, I do require that buyers sign a statement for the insurance company in the case of a lost package or damage during mailing. This may also require the buyer to take a photo of the damaged package/item along with the statement and send them to me before I will begin the process to issue a refund. I do require this signed document returned to me so that I might begin the claims process.

Shipment for an item can be sent to me at:
M. Martiniuk, PO Box 639, Tok, Alaska 99780
Payment
Please let me know via convo if you are having a problem with the payment of checkout process. If I am available I will be happy to help with any problems. Payment is due immediately after purchase on Etsy. We accept PayPal and Credit Card purchases.
Shipping
The amount of time it takes to get your order ready to ship can vary depending on the complexity of the items. See individual listings for details or convo me with questions.

All orders ship by USPS 1st class mail unless otherwise processed at the time of your order. Orders shipping to US addresses normally take 4 to 6 shipping days to arrive after shipment and tracking numbers are provided on shipment to your listed email address.

Delivery Times
within USA: 4-7 business days via USPS First Class Mail from shipment date.
International: several weeks (no tracking information).

The buyer assumes all responsibility for making sure that the the address indicated on the Etsy receipt is correct. Once tracking on a package has been verified as delivered, with USPS, to the address provided, it is not eligible for reimbursement through Etsy, Paypal, the shop owner or USPS. If your tracking status says that your package has been delivered, but you have not received the package, please check with your post man, local post office, family and neighbors.

International customers should be aware of the rules and regulations of their country for importing goods. Buyers are responsible for the customs or duties charges that may incur.
Privacy
I take your privacy seriously:

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment type, and the details of the product that you’re ordering.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to process your order, including: as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order or to provide customer support; if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as USPS. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. I may be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and/or regulatory obligations and will only do so as long as legally necessary.

More information

Last updated on May 17, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

All jewelry orders will arrive with beautiful gift wrapping and lovely product description cards so you won't have to worry about shipping a gift to another location. Just use the recipients mailing address in the order ship to field and add a gift note in the message to seller box.

If you need a receipt for a gifted transaction, you can print one from your order confirmation email link.

Custom printed decor and accessories can not be shipped with gift wrap unless you contact me directly with specific instruction before purchase.

What is Dichroic Glass

Multiple ultra-thin layers of different metal oxides (gold, silver, titanium, chromium, aluminum, zirconium, magnesium, silicon) are vaporized by an electron beam in a vacuum chamber. The vapor then condenses on the surface of the glass in the form of a crystal structure. This is sometimes followed by a protective layer of quartz crystal. The finished glass can have as many as 30 to 50 layers of these materials yet the thickness of the total coating is approximately 30 to 35 millionths of an inch (about 760 to 890 nm). The coating that is created is very similar to a gemstone and, by careful control of thickness, different colors are obtained.

What is Raku Ceramic

The term Raku refers to a rapid firing technique, adapted from ancient Japanese firing traditions. Most of the work I do is done with hand building techniques. Wet clay is formed into the desired shape and or finished and left to dry for up to 2 days before going on to the first firing stage. Pieces are then bisque fired, glazed, and taken in the molten red hot stage to be Raku fired. This requires bringing the kiln to a temperature of 1800 degrees F. and taking each piece individually to the Raku firing container for the final part of the process. The resulting combustion in the Raku environment brings metals in the glaze to the surface and is always unpredictable and beautiful.

Sustainable Product Materials

Many of my pieces have a heavy nature influence. Use of real plant inspired products gives us all an opportunity for reflection and thoughtfulness for the importance that Mother Nature has in all of our lives and I love being able to make for you treasured nature tokens to use in your daily routines.

Hemp, silk, cotton, copper, brass, bronze, tin, silver, earth clay, glass, river stones and naturally formed ore and minerals are the material focus for most of my jewels.