NelsonStudio

Ug-Chugs

Alabama, United States · 3022 Sales

NelsonStudio

Ug-Chugs

Alabama, United States 3022 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(880)

Announcement   Handmade Stoneware Pottery inspired by traditional Southern Face Jugs. We offer Mugs, Cups, Bowls, Goblets, His and Hers Sets, and more. Unique gifts for men, women, coffee lovers, tea drinkers, and anyone who enjoys a good laugh. MICROWAVE AND DISHWASHER SAFE.

We specialize in making fun, functional pottery. All of our pieces are unique and completely handmade. We use no molds, so every piece is truly one of a kind. Whether you are looking for that perfect gift or something to brighten your own day, we hope you enjoy browsing our shop!

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Last updated on Aug 3, 2016

Handmade Stoneware Pottery inspired by traditional Southern Face Jugs. We offer Mugs, Cups, Bowls, Goblets, His and Hers Sets, and more. Unique gifts for men, women, coffee lovers, tea drinkers, and anyone who enjoys a good laugh. MICROWAVE AND DISHWASHER SAFE.

We specialize in making fun, functional pottery. All of our pieces are unique and completely handmade. We use no molds, so every piece is truly one of a kind. Whether you are looking for that perfect gift or something to brighten your own day, we hope you enjoy browsing our shop!

Chad and Meghan Nelson

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Chad and Meghan Nelson

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The firing process - greenware to bisqueware to your final mug!

About

If we can add a laugh or a cheerful moment to someone's day, then we feel pretty good about that.

Hi! We are Chad and Meghan Nelson. Running a pottery studio is our full-time job, and as husband and wife, it is a blessing to be able to work together doing what we love.

Chad has been making pottery since he graduated college in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. Since Meghan's degree is in Business, we decided that opening a pottery studio would logically combine our talents. In 2008, we officially opened the studio and have since developed two separate lines of pottery - Ug-Chugs, which is our funny side and Little River, which is our functional side. (See them at our sister shop here www.etsy.com/shop/littleriverpottery .)

As you'll discover from our shop, we have a rather distinctive sense of humor that is embodied by our Ug-Chugs, which are our modern, funny, and often ironic take on traditional face jugs. While they are lighthearted and not too serious, we put quite a bit of time into each one's creation, and we love for people to enjoy and use our artwork.

For a first-hand look, check out our feature on Absolutely Alabama (Ug Chug Mugs)...
http://www.myfoxal.com/clip/11652592/absolutely-alabama-ug-chug-mugs

Here's how our process works.

1. Chad preps his clay (all of our pieces are made from stoneware) and throws each piece on the pottery wheel - no molds!

2. We then make every eye, tooth, lip, handle, and other feature and attach them to each piece.

3. Next comes trimming and stamping - every item is hand-stamped with the Ug-Chug logo, Chad's signature, and the year.

4. Time for a bisque-firing!

5. Each piece is then waxed and glazed by hand, down to every pupil and tooth.

6. We then load them into the kiln for a glaze firing. We high-fire to cone 10 for a durable, lasting, and MICROWAVE and DISHWASHER safe product.

7. Now they are ready for Etsy! Each piece gets his or her very own personality description and name, which is included in the packaging and largely depends on just how goofy we are feeling.

As you can see, a lot of thought, effort, fun, and love goes into your Ug-Chug, making it a truly one-of-a-kind piece!

We hope you enjoy browsing our shop. As we say at the studio...

"Enjoy art. Enjoy creation. Enjoy life!"

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  • Chad and Meghan Nelson

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Last updated on October 2, 2014
Thanks for shopping with us!
Here at the Nelson Studio our mission is simple:
Enjoy Art. Enjoy Creation. Enjoy Life.

Enjoy - It's not really a grand concept. We just enjoy what we do and enjoy sharing that satisfaction with others.

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Payment
We accept Pay-Pal, money orders, and check. Items purchased via Pay Pal or Money Order will be shipped once payment is received. Items purchased by personal check will be shipped once check has cleared. Payments should be made within 3 days of sale. Please contact us with any delays or problems.
Shipping
We ship all items purchased through Paypal within 3 business days.
Items purchased with a check ships once payment is received.

US Shipping Methods: Items are shipped via USPS Priority Mail, and generally arrive within 2 - 3 business days.

International Shipping: We welcome international orders. We ship USPS International. All packages 4 pounds and over are subject to additional shipping charges. All International shipments are marked Merchandise by law. We do declare the full price paid on items (excluding shipping) in packages that go through customs. That may impose extra fees, taxes, and/or duties for you at the time of delivery. As a buyer you are solely responsible for all customs fees so please check with your local customs agency.

Expedited Orders: Please let us know if you need the order expedited as shipping charges may be different.

Packaging: We take great care in packaging our items to ensure their safe arrival. With a few exceptions, mugs are packaged in an inner gift box and wrapped in bubble wrap. They are shipped in a larger, sturdy shipping box. We use shipping supplies such as bubble wrap and packing paper/peanuts (our peanuts are recycled).
Refunds and Exchanges
If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase please contact us at meghan.nelson7 [!at] gmail.com within seven days of the receipt of your purchase. We ask that any damage claims be reported within seven days of the receipt of your purchase, as well. We regret that we cannot replace damaged items after this amount of time, and we truly appreciate prompt notification of any damages incurred in shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
We do accept wholesale orders. Pricing depends on amount ordered. Please convo us for more information.