ProteanArt

Fine art prints and ceramics from Protean Studios...

60 Sales

ProteanArt

Fine art prints and ceramics from Protean Studios...

60 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Protean

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Announcement   ♥ ♥ Welcome and thanks for visiting my tiny shop! ♥ ♥

Specializing in sculptures, fine art prints, and other fun handmade art!

NEWS: Postal rates (especially for many international destinations) have drastically gone up - even doubled! Sadly that means the shop can only provide rough estimates for any purchases. The cost of shipping may be more (or less) than what is listed. Contact me for a specific shipping quote to your country. ♥

More News: The ceramics studio is just back from break. Planning on making plenty of hand-built lanterns, animal sculptures, mini busts, and masks this upcoming season! (Carpal tunnel = little wheel-throwing nowadays!) It will be a few weeks before the first finished products are out of the kiln. LOTS of items never make it to an online posting, so... Send me a note if you'd like me to offer something in particular!


-Questions? Special shipping needs? Custom orders? Contact me!-

*Don't forget to read my Shop Policies before purchase!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ProteanArt/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

*Also be sure to read up on my profile:
http://www.etsy.com/people/ProteanArt?ref=owner_profile_leftnav

-My oddball Flickr Album:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23660675@N04/


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My other shops:
Feel free to check them out!
For quirky cuteness: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Protean
For unique and luxurious jewelry: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ProteanJewelry

Announcement
Last updated on Jan 11, 2016

♥ ♥ Welcome and thanks for visiting my tiny shop! ♥ ♥

Specializing in sculptures, fine art prints, and other fun handmade art!

NEWS: Postal rates (especially for many international destinations) have drastically gone up - even doubled! Sadly that means the shop can only provide rough estimates for any purchases. The cost of shipping may be more (or less) than what is listed. Contact me for a specific shipping quote to your country. ♥

More News: The ceramics studio is just back from break. Planning on making plenty of hand-built lanterns, animal sculptures, mini busts, and masks this upcoming season! (Carpal tunnel = little wheel-throwing nowadays!) It will be a few weeks before the first finished products are out of the kiln. LOTS of items never make it to an online posting, so... Send me a note if you'd like me to offer something in particular!


-Questions? Special shipping needs? Custom orders? Contact me!-

*Don't forget to read my Shop Policies before purchase!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ProteanArt/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

*Also be sure to read up on my profile:
http://www.etsy.com/people/ProteanArt?ref=owner_profile_leftnav

-My oddball Flickr Album:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23660675@N04/


***
My other shops:
Feel free to check them out!
For quirky cuteness: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Protean
For unique and luxurious jewelry: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ProteanJewelry

Protean

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Protean

About

Functional and Whimsical Handmade, Handsculpted Ceramics

Protean Studios has evolved from one shop specializing in quirky cute items to three shops, each with their individual flavor! This is my latest shop, one with a slightly more serious slant... ^_^ The focus here is upon ceramics, and fine art printmaking.

About Ceramics: Each piece is crafted with loving care. Please remember, these are pieces of handmade artwork! Unless otherwise stated, YES, they are food safe and non-toxic. To be on the safe side, hand-wash only and please do not put in dishwasher, microwave, oven/broiler, etc., for fear of the chance of damage. This especially applies to low-fire pieces.*

*High-fire ceramic is generally very safe to put in the microwave and oven/broiler, but I'd personally avoid it with sculptures... :)
--Ceramics FAQ answer: The high-fire ceramics in this shop were fired to cone 10 = 2350 degrees F. All the glazes are perfectly food safe and non-toxic, even the brilliant, rare, high-fire reds!
-Raku Ceramics, on the other hand, are not meant to hold food or water. They are safe to handle, but are more fragile and for light decorative purposes only.
-Low fire Ceramics are also food safe and non-toxic, but not meant for the dishwasher or oven/broiler. They are stronger/more durable than Raku ware, but not as strong as high-fire ceramics.

About me:
I base my designs on things that inspire me: mostly nature and tasty things in the case of jewelry, fine art, and quirky oddities! I have been working in fine art ceramics for well over a decade. It's always an adventure! What I happen to create is always changing, always evolving...

Copyrighted; all rights reserved.
Sales of artworks do not transfer copyrights.

[Protean. Defn: very changeable; readily taking on different shapes and forms]

my oldest shop with cute art, kokeshi dolls, and plushies:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Protean
my other shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ProteanJewelry
my old acct name: muzzywolf
support *handmade* etsy shops! ♥

~and lastly...
About Printmaking: Most of the printmaking you see here is from a separate studio artist (my mom's the highly skilled print-maker in the family!). She's not adept at computers/the internet, so I will be listing her artwork for her from time to time. Her print runs are extremely limited, so few actually make it to the internet.

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  • Protean (I'm shy!)

    Owner, Creator, Master Artisan/Toiling Hermit

    I started out on Etsy waaay back in 2006-2007. I personally hand-craft everything in the shop.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 12, 2014
Hello,

Welcome to my tiny shop!
My aim is to provide fun and luxurious items at affordable prices. I try my best to keep prices low and quality high. All items are brand new and everything is made with the greatest of care. Want something in particular that isn't presently in the shop? Contact me!

* ⋄ Looking for quirky, unbearably cute artwork? Check out my main shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Protean
...And for unique and luxurious jewelry: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ProteanJewelry
(Yes, I keep VERY busy!)

IMPORTANT STUFF: I strive for a laid-back shop but PLEASE read my Shop Policies carefully before buying. This is a very important point now to me because I have been burned in the past by negligent buyers.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
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Payment Information: Paypal and Etsy direct checkout only. Payment must be received within 3 days from date of purchase, otherwise transaction will be voided.

- About echecks through Paypal: Please be aware that sellers have NO POWER to clear echecks! The time it takes an echeck to clear is wholly dependent on Paypal, and do not expect me to send out your item until it has cleared. To avoid any headaches from delays, simply pay via credit card instead.
Shipping
Shipping Information: I ship via USPS First Class as soon as payment is received and cleared. Items are shipped to the address provided by Etsy. Please make sure the address you've provided to Etsy is correct.

NEWS: Postal rates (especially for many international destinations) have drastically gone up - even doubled! Sadly that means the shop can only provide rough estimates for any purchases. The cost of shipping may be more (or less) than what is listed. Contact me for a specific shipping quote to your country. ♥

Larger items may be shipped in clean recycled boxes. Heavy items are sent USPS Priority.
Delicate items are wrapped with extra care, usually with bubble wrap, a box, and/or bubble mailer. Please contact me about shipping insurance if you desire it (Preferably BEFORE checkout). I will not be held responsible for lost or damaged packages.

*Damage/loss does happen (hey, the postal service isn't perfect!), so please do not blame me if it happens and you have not purchased insurance.

Please note: Any customs duties are the responsibility of the buyer.
Refunds and Exchanges
This shop is a small one. Excepting special circumstances or where mistakes were made on part of the seller, all sales final. Please look at photos and read item descriptions carefully before buying. ♥
Additional policies and FAQs
*Want a custom order? Send me a note!

*Issue/question with your order? I beg customers to contact me first to resolve the issue! I do everything in my power to make sure you are happy and satisfied with your order...

*Message to all buyers new to Etsy (and I sure do get a lot of you! ^_^): I love hearing from you! + feedback much appreciated! Also, if you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact me through Etsy "Conversations" or the "Contact Seller" interface.

*Lastly...
Two kitties have joined the Protean household! I store all crafted items in clean plastic containers in the studio where the cats aren't allowed, but a "complimentary" cat hair or two might get packed by accident... ^_^
All items come from a smoke-free but <obviously> not pet-free environment.
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