MidCenturyClay

Retro Ceramic Cat Figurines Mid Century Modern

Las Cruces, New Mexico · 740 Sales

MidCenturyClay

Retro Ceramic Cat Figurines Mid Century Modern

Las Cruces, New Mexico 740 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Classic and ageless Mid Century Modern retro atomic cats and other minimalist ceramic designs in exciting contemporary colors!

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Last updated on Apr 2, 2018

Classic and ageless Mid Century Modern retro atomic cats and other minimalist ceramic designs in exciting contemporary colors!

MidCenturyClay

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MidCenturyClay

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Handmade Mid Century Modern Ceramic Home Decor

ABOUT MID CENTURY MODERN: I have a special fondness and attraction to Mid Century Modern and Vintage Design ceramics! This is the era that I grew up in and I love the unique minimalist geometric and flowing curvilinear shapes. I enjoy using both classic and bright contemporary colors in my ceramics to enhance these beautiful forms.
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I have another shop on Etsy:
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HOW YOUR CERAMIC PURCHASE IS CREATED
-My ceramic pieces are created by casting liquid clay slip into vintage plaster ceramic molds. The water content of the liquid clay slip is slowly absorbed by the mold and once a sufficient amount of moisture has been removed from the casting the ceramic pieces are firm enough to be handled. At this point they are removed from the mold.

-The ceramic casting needs time to dry completely. Once dry, ceramic tools are used to remove all imperfections and to prepare the casting for the first firing. The castings are also sanded to create a very smooth surface. This is entire process is done by hand.

-Once the casting (ceramic piece) has been cleaned up it is fired for the first time to 1940 degrees F. A firing takes 8-9 hours. It can take up to 12 hours for the kiln to cool down once the firing is completed. This is essentially a full two day process.

-After the firing the ceramic piece is ready to be glazed in preparation for the second, or glaze firing. During the glazing process three coats of glaze are brushed on by hand. This can be quite time-consuming, particularly if more than one piece is involved.

-After glazing the ceramic piece is ready at last for the final glaze firing. This firing takes 8-9 hours and reaches 1823 degrees F. It takes another 12 hours to cool the kiln. Again, this is essentially a full two day process.

-Throughout this process the liquid clay is transformed into a beautiful, colorful ceramic piece that will last a lifetime!

-I do have one final step to complete. Each piece is carefully inspected to make sure that there are no glaze imperfections or other issues.

Thank you for reading. I am very passionate about my ceramic creations and the satisfaction of my customers!

Dana (M.F.A.)
Mid Century Clay

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  • Dana

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Master of Fine Arts/Ceramics

  • Fred

    Co-owner And Best Friend.

  • Dylan

    Best Friend.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 16, 2018
Welcome to Mid Century Clay where you will find handmade ceramic retro Mid Century Modern minimalist atomic cats, dogs and other animals. I am particularly fond of the cubist style of ceramics!

All ceramic pieces are glazed with non-toxic food safe glazes.

Please read my policies and if you have any questions I will be happy to answer them.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
My refund policy is simple. I want you to be happy with your purchase!

If for any reason you are not happy with your order please contact me within 3 days of purchase. You will receive a full refund for the purchase price once the item has been returned to me in the same condition in which you received it.

~~~You will be responsible for return shipping costs~~~

I want you to be completely satisfied with all aspects of your purchase. This has always been my policy.
Payment
I accept both credit cards and Paypal payments.
Shipping
SHIPPING TIME FRAMES: 1-3 days from date of purchase.

I COMBINE SHIPPING FOR MULTIPLE PURCHASES! I will automatically send a REFUND to you if the difference is $2.00 or more than the exact shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
HOW YOUR CERAMIC PURCHASE IS CREATED

-Ceramic pieces are created by casting liquid clay slip into a vintage plaster ceramic mold. The water content of the liquid clay slip is slowly absorbed by the mold and once a sufficient amount of moisture has been removed from the casting the ceramic pieces are firm enough to be handled. At this point they are removed from the mold.

-The ceramic casting needs time to dry completely. Once dry, ceramic tools are used to remove all imperfections and to prepare the casting for the first firing. The castings are also sanded to create a very smooth surface. This is entire process is done by hand.

-Once the casting (ceramic piece) has been cleaned up it is fired for the first time to 1940 degrees F. A firing takes 8-9 hours. It can take up to 12 hours for the kiln to cool down once the firing is completed. This is essentially a full two day process.

-After the firing the ceramic piece is ready to be glazed in preparation for the second firing. This is the glaze firing. During the glazing process three coats of glaze are brushed on by hand.

-After glazing the ceramic piece is ready for the final glaze firing. This firing takes 8-9 hours and an additional 12 hours to cool the kiln. Again, this is essentially a full two day process.

-Throughout this process the liquid clay has been transformed into a beautiful, colorful ceramic piece that will last a lifetime!

-I do have one final step to complete. Each piece is carefully inspected to make sure that there are no glaze imperfections or other issues.

You can be assured that your ceramic purchase is a handmade item!

Dana (M.F.A.)
Mid Century Clay

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Last updated on Apr 2, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I no longer do custom orders.