MaidOfClay

Personalized wedding gifts - Studio Pottery & Sculpture

California, United States · 7355 Sales

MaidOfClay

Personalized wedding gifts - Studio Pottery & Sculpture

California, United States 7355 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Felicia

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Announcement   ON SABBATICAL from custom orders e.g. wedding vases, monogram vases, yarn bowls, etc - basically anything that is made to order. I will not be accepting custom orders for the rest of 2016 and perhaps into 2017.

I'm not sure whether I will close the shop down completely until next year or if I will leave it open for one of a kind things I might make from time to time. All I can say is that I won't be taking any custom orders during my sabbatical. The truth is I'm burned-out on clay right now and my right hand has been giving me a lot of trouble and I need to give it a rest. I've been limiting my orders since the beginning of 2016 but my hand hasn't really gotten a chance to heal. I've been doing Etsy for the last 9 years and Christmas 2015 really kicked my butt and made doing clay a chore instead of the joy it should be, and always has been to me. When and if I reopen I will be raising my prices about 10-20+%. I realize that if I raise my prices my monthly sales will go down but I will be able to leave my listings up year around instead of taking them down every time I reach my quota. Deactivating listings messes with my Etsy, SEO and Google rankings. Every time I relist them I'm starting from square one only to have to take them down again in 3 days when I've met my monthly quota. If you have any questions just give me a holler. Thanks!

I FINALLY started a Facebook Business Page - talk about being late to the party! You can follow me here https://www.facebook.com/MaidOfClay/ and see what things I'm currently working on or get a peek into the studio. You can also follow me on Instagram at https://instagram.com/maidofclayceramics/ though that may have some non-ceramic related stuff on it.

New Etsy Shopper? : Here's how you can purchase a listing on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/339?ref=help_search_result

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 2, 2016

ON SABBATICAL from custom orders e.g. wedding vases, monogram vases, yarn bowls, etc - basically anything that is made to order. I will not be accepting custom orders for the rest of 2016 and perhaps into 2017.

I'm not sure whether I will close the shop down completely until next year or if I will leave it open for one of a kind things I might make from time to time. All I can say is that I won't be taking any custom orders during my sabbatical. The truth is I'm burned-out on clay right now and my right hand has been giving me a lot of trouble and I need to give it a rest. I've been limiting my orders since the beginning of 2016 but my hand hasn't really gotten a chance to heal. I've been doing Etsy for the last 9 years and Christmas 2015 really kicked my butt and made doing clay a chore instead of the joy it should be, and always has been to me. When and if I reopen I will be raising my prices about 10-20+%. I realize that if I raise my prices my monthly sales will go down but I will be able to leave my listings up year around instead of taking them down every time I reach my quota. Deactivating listings messes with my Etsy, SEO and Google rankings. Every time I relist them I'm starting from square one only to have to take them down again in 3 days when I've met my monthly quota. If you have any questions just give me a holler. Thanks!

I FINALLY started a Facebook Business Page - talk about being late to the party! You can follow me here https://www.facebook.com/MaidOfClay/ and see what things I'm currently working on or get a peek into the studio. You can also follow me on Instagram at https://instagram.com/maidofclayceramics/ though that may have some non-ceramic related stuff on it.

New Etsy Shopper? : Here's how you can purchase a listing on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/339?ref=help_search_result

Felicia

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Felicia

Ceramic Cat Sculpture - Tabby Cat
US$68.00
Ceramic Cat Sculpture - Tabby Cat
US$68.00
Ceramic Tuxedo Cat Sculpture & Vase
US$62.00
Arts and crafts style landscape mug
US$58.00
Art Deco Style Vase with Steel Look Design
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Updates

Knitty kitty yarn bowls and cat jars getting ready for a glaze firing today.

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About

Handmade Movement

A kitchen remodel started this whole ceramic adventure. Back in 2000 while looking for decorative tile for the kitchen we were remodeling, I discovered how pricey designer arts and crafts style tile could be. Many artisan stories begin with the "I can do that myself" mantra and this one is no different. I took a tile making class at the local rec center and quickly begin to appreciate why those dang tiles cost so much :-)

Fast forward to 2007 when I signed up for Etsy. Up until then I had gotten in and out of clay, just selling my work at an annual show at a friend's house, but never jumping in with both feet. I never intended to make this a full-time gig, but full-time it has become. If you were to pop in in the wee hours of the morning you wouldn't find me sleeping, you'd find me working with clay. Don't pop in, though, just take my word for it ;-)

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  • Felicia Nilson - Maid of Clay Ceramics

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I'm a self-taught sculptor with a number of ceramic workshops & classes under my belt which helped to further my knowledge of the art & craft of clay.You can learn more from my Etsy Featured Seller interview: http://tinyurl.com/8ye29jp

Shop policies

Last updated on April 3, 2016
FAQ's about the made to order pieces - - - - - - - - - - -

- Yes, I can do single names on the sweetheart vases, and single letters on the monogram vases.

- The small vases are approximately 5-1/2" to 6" in height

- The tall vases are approximately 8-1/2" to 9" in height

- The lead time is 4-6 weeks. I usually get it done in 4 weeks but sometimes a piece needs to be remade from scratch hence the 6 week cushion. Or if I get a large amount of orders all at once it can take on the longer end of the lead time.

- I will start taking orders again on the 1st of each month for a limit of 25 orders. You can contact me through Etsy or directly at ftnilson [!at] aol.com to ask to be put on a reminder list. This is only until my hand recovers from whatever it is that seems to be ailing it.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Paypal. Buyers do not need a Paypal account to pay if you are using a credit card as Paypal is simply the gateway to processing your card payments. All information is confidential with Paypal and is never seen by me or any other sellers. You can also pay through Etsy's Direct Checkout and use your credit card.
Shipping
I have international shipping to limited countries - if your country is not listed please contact me and I'll add it.

I pack my pieces very well - I want them to reach you in perfect condition just as much as you do! :-) Check out my feedback - I ship speedily and pack well!

Please make sure your Paypal address matches your Etsy account address to ensure the package gets to you promptly. Any discrepancies in these two addresses will hold up shipping until I have received verification from you as to where to ship.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: I've shipped all over the world with no problems. Please note: International buyers are responsible for all duty, customs, or any other charges imposed by your country above and beyond the USPS (United States Postal Service) postal charges that you already paid. These may be due when you pick up your package. The UK especially can get expensive. On top of the normal customs charges they charge an additional £8 handling fee. Other countries it is hit and miss - something they'll charge a customs fee and sometimes not. I think it is the luck of the draw.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your purchase! Exchanges or returns can be made within 14 days of receiving your order. NO RETURNS ON PERSONALIZED PIECES unless the piece is significantly different from the description. Refunds are made once the item has been returned in its original and intact condition. I will also exchange the item for another of equal value. Unusual circumstances will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
**Buyer pays for return shipping as well as shipping on exchanges.**

I am happy to ship directly to gift recipients and include a complimentary gift note. Just let me know in the "Note to Seller" box during the Etsy checkout :-)
Additional policies and FAQs
Since it's just me making stuff, I don't really have enough to consign or to wholesale. I will consider custom orders, but it would have to be something that I know I would enjoy making. If I can't help you, I know many wonderful ceramists on Etsy and could point you in the right direction.