Christian Maida on Jul 6, 2016
The plate I originally ordered unfortunately was handled too harshly thru shipping and became broken. The seller was nice enough to send me this new plate at no extra cost. I really appreciated her great customer service. Both plates are gorgeous and hand crafted with obvious skill and care. Definitely recommend this store for gifts and collecting.
nickiab1 on Jun 28, 2016
This item was a gift and my friend was thrilled with it.
Laurel on Jun 4, 2016
Cecily custom made this ornament for me when I admired her starfish beads and asked if she would make a larger version that I could hang on my patio. It turned out even prettier than the photograph shows. It would be a lovely Christmas ornament but I want to hang it where I will be able to see it all year long! It is great when an artist is open to trying something new. I really appreciate it!
All things made from clay.....
I have long been captivated by a material called clay. And my story starts with that captivation. I was walking through college registration trying to fill out the classes I needed when I noticed a graduate student standing on a table shouting at the top of his voice "Get your Fine Art required credit here!". I needed that particular credit and the grad student was rather hard to avoid so I signed up for the class.
That class was a clay class and it was a revelation to me. I had not only found a calling as an artist but I had also found the medium that would captivate me for the rest of my life. For the most part, I have taught clay and art in order to support my habit.
Various businesses all centered around art, clay and teaching have supported my clay habit over the years. Porcelain Jazz is but the latest of these businesses. Right now the business is being moved, household, office, pot shop and all, into a house I just bought with a little single car garage shop along side.
The shop needs renovating desperately. I will be putting up photos of the shop renovation and move in on face book here.... https://www.facebook.com/pages/PorcelainJazz-by-Cecily-Smith-Maples/207602810769
Cecily Smith Maples
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Potter, Bead Maker
Right now I'm moving my pottery shop along with my entire house. I'm looking forward to transforming an old single car garage into a pottery studio. It needs insulation, interior sheathing, electrical work and eventually plumbing. I will update here
Also please be aware that monitors differ in their color settings. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for color shifts in products due to variations in monitor color settings
Please let us know if the item is a gift so that we can remove price tags and gift wrap your item. This service is complimentary.
We do not give or sell any information about you to anyone else.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Other Method
In spite of all precautions sometimes breakage does occur. Please if this happens keep all of your wrappings and the piece. We insure most pieces in transit and we will be working with you to get you your money back from the shipper. The only exceptions to our insurance policy are porcelain beads and other items under 13oz and $20 in value.
We ship through Etsy. Therefore, the US Postal Service is used. If a piece is small and light enough it may be shipped by USPS first class in which case it may go in only a padded envelope. Otherwise shipment is ground parcel post or Priority Mail, whichever is least expensive.
If you wish to see a tutorial on how we pack please visit https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.290773580769.156303.207602810769&type=3
Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred. We cannot be responsible for shipping problems past the borders of the United States. All international shipping is at your own risk.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please contact us immediately if you have a problem with anything we have shipped you. We cannot accept returns after two months.
If you find it necessary to return a piece we would appreciate an explanation as to what was wrong with it. We are very sorry but we cannot refund shipping either way. We will refund the actual cost of the piece once the piece is in our possession again. If breakage occurs we will reimburse you out of the proceeds of the insurance.
If you cancel an order before shipment a full refund of both shipping and price will be given.
Additional policies and FAQs
Buttons and beads may be hand-washed without difficulty. But they are not recommended for the washer or dryer since being flung up against the sides of the washer or dryer may break the porcelain.
Please feel free to message me through Etsy to ask for a different listing of quantities or sizes or just to ask a question.
WHOLESALE AND QUANTITY DISCOUNTS:
Currently all listings in the Handmade Bead and Button section are for sale using the following chart. The other sections are not available for quantity discounts yet.
Wholesale minimums are as follows:
If you wish to order a single item* or type of item^ at wholesale the following minimums apply.....
If ordering 5 to 9 of a single item or listing ..................... 15% OFF of retail
If ordering 10 to 19 of a single item or listing ................. 25% OFF of retail
If ordering 20 or more of a single item or listing ............. 50% OFF of retail
If you wish to display a grouping of different items in your store the following minimums apply....
If ordering $300 to $599 retail of a group of items ............... 25% OFF of retail
If ordering $600 retail or more of a group of items ............... 50% OFF of retail
Please contact me about individual pieces that you are interested in buying at wholesale. I am currently reworking my price structure to accommodate wholesaling and every piece that can be sold as a multiple has not been repriced as yet.
* A single item or listing for sale may be made up of a group of pieces such as a set of dishes or a set of buttons.
^All items are typed by section. By ordering 5 or more listings from the bead section for example you will receive a discount if you contact me for a reserved listing.
Please communicate with me about your order so that I may list a RESERVED order in your name for you. Your discount will be figured into its shopping cart price that way.