oursvolant

Handmade modern kids mobiles & illustrated ceramics

Brussels, Belgium · 53 Sales

oursvolant

Handmade modern kids mobiles & illustrated ceramics

Brussels, Belgium 53 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Ours volant is a line of illustrated hand made goods including modern, long lasting hand crafted porcelain mobiles, sculpted porcelain animals and porcelain brooches to brighten up your days.

Come say hi and peek behind the scenes - instagram : oursvolant

Please note that some items are made to order. The turn around time varies and is written in the item description. If you're not sure, feel free to message me!

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 6, 2017

Ours volant is a line of illustrated hand made goods including modern, long lasting hand crafted porcelain mobiles, sculpted porcelain animals and porcelain brooches to brighten up your days.

Come say hi and peek behind the scenes - instagram : oursvolant

Please note that some items are made to order. The turn around time varies and is written in the item description. If you're not sure, feel free to message me!

Marine Schneider

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Marine Schneider

Reviews

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Anonymous on Feb 7, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely.

Anonymous on Jan 24, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

cute cards! great customer service.

Anonymous on Jan 24, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

cute cards! great customer service.

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About

Illustrated life

Back in 2009, freshly out of high school, I decided to leave my home country to explore the world. I landed in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado where I spent the next two years, exploring who I wanted to become, and how I could live a beautiful fulfilling life. Those two years were very creative, and that's actually when I first opened my etsy shop, focusing on hand printed cards and designs.

To nobody's surprise, when I moved back to Belgium, I started studying illustration, my life long passion. In addition to my illustration degree, I started taking ceramics class, something I'd wanted to do for a long time. During those years in art school, I never stopped travelling, as it is something I have learned is a necessity for me as an artist. From the snowy mountains of Norway to the high lands of Nepal, I have gathered inspiration and stories to tell.

Ours Volant is a place where you can find those stories and I am thrilled to be sharing them with you.


HOW IT'S DONE

My porcelain products are handmade in Brussels, Belgium. After a research process in my sketchbook, I start modeling with porcelain clay until I am satisfied with the piece. At this point, I will decide if I want to decorate the object (I mostly use engobes). After some days of drying, it goes in the kiln for the bisque firing. Once it is cooled, I wet and sand my piece if need be, and let it dry for another few days. Once it is dried, I apply glaze and put it in the kiln for the second firing.

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

The name Ours Volant literally means "flying bear", which I agree doesn't make much sense... I came up with it randomly and it stuck. Now I am very attached to the name and I think it represents my brand well, it's poetic, light, and beautiful!

Shop members

  • Marine Schneider

    Owner, Maker

    Oh hello! My name is Marine Schneider and I am a professional illustrator from Brussels, Belgium. I am the owner and maker of Ours volant, a brand dedicated to add some illustrated goodness into your lives.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 15, 2017
Dear customers,

You can expect good communication and quality pieces. I am deeply passionate about what I do, and my pieces are a reflection of that. Some items are made to order, therefore it will take some time before they are ready to ship. Once they are ready, I will ship the item as quick as possible and contact you to let you know the status of your order.

I happily do custom work. Let me know what you have in mind by sending an email to this address : marine.schneider [!at] hotmail.com.
If you saw an item that you liked but that is no longer in the shop, email me and I'll see what I can do!

If your item arrives to you damaged, I am so very sorry! Most of my products are made out of porcelain and even though I try to secure my pieces as much as I can, it can happen that they somehow break during the shipping process. Please do contact me as soon as you receive the object and I will make a new one for you.

Copyright © 2017, Marine Schneider.
Ours Volant original designs are not to be re-distributed, copied, imitated, or misappropriated in any way. All Rights Reserved.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
I accept payment through PayPal and direct bank transfer. I do not accept cancellation on my "made to order" products.
Shipping
If you are purchasing one of my pieces as a gift and would like it shipped directly to the recipient, please let me know. It is free of charge! Let me know if you want to join a little note as well. Contact me through the "note to seller" box when purchasing the item.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you purchased an item that you are dissatisfied with, please contact me immediately. I will do my honest best to make you happy. I will accept returns, but the buyer is responsible for return shipping costs.

Sorry, I will not accept returns after 30 days. (From the day you receive your item.)
Additional policies and FAQs
My porcelain mobiles are for decoration purposes only. Please do not let your little ones play with them. I recommend hanging them out of reach from children.