modern stoneware and porcelain ceramics

Vancouver, Canada

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Note from shop owner Hello and welcome to Obvious Object! The online shop is currently sold out, and will reopen when new work is ready to ship. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions in the meantime!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Hello and welcome to Obvious Object! The online shop is currently sold out, and will reopen when new work is ready to ship. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions in the meantime!


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About ObviousObject

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On Etsy since 2014

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Obvious Object is a tiny ceramics studio in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada.

Shop members

  • Maya

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Welcome to Obvious Object! I design and make modern, clean-lined ceramics, working from a studio surrounded by the forest in the mountains of BC, Canada. All pieces are made individually and I complete each step of the process by hand.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 16, 2023

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.


Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.

More information

Last updated on May 18, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

Custom orders may be possible depending on the current work schedule. Please contact me with your request. Custom order usually take 4-6 weeks before they're ready to ship. Payment is due only when pieces are finished and ready to ship.

Care instructions

All stoneware and porcelain ceramics are microwave and dishwasher safe. All of the glazes are mixed here in the studio, so we know their exact composition and that they are food safe, microwave safe, and dishwasher safe.

Cork lids for travel mugs should be hand-washed in hot water.

Wholesale availability

Wholesale orders are accepted only in exceptional cases.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Your order will arrive securely packed in recycled packing material. Packing ceramics safely is something of a science in itself, and in this regard we are far more interested in function than in aesthetics. The packing material may not be especially beautiful, but it will keep your items safe in transit!

Shipping methods

All items ship from the studio here in BC, Canada, via Canada Post. Tracking numbers and insurance are provided for all Canadian and US orders, and for some international orders. If you have any issue with your order upon receipt, please contact me directly.

Shipping times

I ship all in-stock items as soon as possible after the order is received (within 1-2 business days whenever possible). If you'd like to cancel your order, this may be possible up to the time your parcel is shipped; once shipped, orders cannot be cancelled.

"Seconds sales"

Very occasionally, "seconds" are available at a discount (usually 25% off) due to slight glaze flaws, etc. These are not normally listed on Etsy, but may be available if you contact me directly.

Range of items

At any one time, only a small selection of items is shown on Etsy. Many other pieces are available here in the studio - it simply isn't possible to photograph and list everything, especially since many pieces are made as one-of-a-kind items and not in multiples. Please get in touch if you're interested in finding out what else is available here in the studio. The selection changes frequently!