SecondChanceCeramics

Recycled EcoFriendly Mugs, Decorated and Functional

Ohio, United States · 4081 Sales

SecondChanceCeramics

Recycled EcoFriendly Mugs, Decorated and Functional

Ohio, United States 4081 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(1362)
Shop owner

Antonia

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Announcement   Welcome to Second Chance Ceramics!
Most items in this shop are ready to ship, but if you have contacted me about making a special mug, just for you, then the next kiln will be late in July.

If you would like to have your order in that kiln, Please let me know! I will need to have the order details, and have either OK'd the order, or if it is a customized/personalized order, a special order listing needs to be created and purchased before the kiln. Items from that kiln will be finished and mailed out about a week later. This gives me time to find and adjust your images, make the decals, and put the decorated pottery in the kiln.
Thank you so much!
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I'm on Facebook, and there is a button on under my banner if you would like to 'like' me.
And I'm on Instagram: http://instagram.com/secondchanceceramics

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I recycle white porcelain and stoneware mugs by adding my own handmade decals, and firing them into the glaze at more than 1000 degrees F. They are food safe, can be put in the top rack of the dishwasher and are microwave safe. Most of the pottery in my shop is purchased used, (mostly from restaurants that have gone out of business) except the spoon rests, oil and vinegar bottles. For a while after moving, I had trouble sourcing large amounts of restaurant ware to recycle. While I had been able to get small amounts here and there, I only recently found a reliable source for ware to recycle.
I supplemented with new, unused ware from Crate and Barrel and will still be using some of their ware to fill in size ranges to have a good selection.

The restaurant ware tends to have a either a restaurant-ware label, or plain bottom, with raised letters or a symbol. I recently purchased a large amount of Denmark brand restaurant ware (which is my very favorite brand of restaurant ware- sturdy, well made and fully vitrified. I LOVE it and you will too) from an out of business restaurant, and some diner cup and saucer sets, so that is what is recycled in the shop right now.

ALSO, I am out of travel mugs until I find a source for more of the larger ones.
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Unless the item labeled "Made To Order", it is ready to ship, and I will mail it within 3 business days after purchase (but usually the next day). Made To Order or custom items usually take about 4 weeks to make and ship, though it could be shorter or longer. Please contact me for the current time frame.

Thank you so much for browsing through my shop! And always feel free to drop me a line through Etsy Convo's! And I am always happy to answer questions!

-Antonia

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 8, 2016

Welcome to Second Chance Ceramics!
Most items in this shop are ready to ship, but if you have contacted me about making a special mug, just for you, then the next kiln will be late in July.

If you would like to have your order in that kiln, Please let me know! I will need to have the order details, and have either OK'd the order, or if it is a customized/personalized order, a special order listing needs to be created and purchased before the kiln. Items from that kiln will be finished and mailed out about a week later. This gives me time to find and adjust your images, make the decals, and put the decorated pottery in the kiln.
Thank you so much!
************


*****
Follow me on Tumblr http://secondchanceceramics.tumblr.com/
Follow me on Twitter https://twitter.com/antbpottery
I'm on Facebook, and there is a button on under my banner if you would like to 'like' me.
And I'm on Instagram: http://instagram.com/secondchanceceramics

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I recycle white porcelain and stoneware mugs by adding my own handmade decals, and firing them into the glaze at more than 1000 degrees F. They are food safe, can be put in the top rack of the dishwasher and are microwave safe. Most of the pottery in my shop is purchased used, (mostly from restaurants that have gone out of business) except the spoon rests, oil and vinegar bottles. For a while after moving, I had trouble sourcing large amounts of restaurant ware to recycle. While I had been able to get small amounts here and there, I only recently found a reliable source for ware to recycle.
I supplemented with new, unused ware from Crate and Barrel and will still be using some of their ware to fill in size ranges to have a good selection.

The restaurant ware tends to have a either a restaurant-ware label, or plain bottom, with raised letters or a symbol. I recently purchased a large amount of Denmark brand restaurant ware (which is my very favorite brand of restaurant ware- sturdy, well made and fully vitrified. I LOVE it and you will too) from an out of business restaurant, and some diner cup and saucer sets, so that is what is recycled in the shop right now.

ALSO, I am out of travel mugs until I find a source for more of the larger ones.
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Unless the item labeled "Made To Order", it is ready to ship, and I will mail it within 3 business days after purchase (but usually the next day). Made To Order or custom items usually take about 4 weeks to make and ship, though it could be shorter or longer. Please contact me for the current time frame.

Thank you so much for browsing through my shop! And always feel free to drop me a line through Etsy Convo's! And I am always happy to answer questions!

-Antonia

Antonia

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Antonia

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1362)
MaskEra

MaskEra on Jul 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is the second mug I've purchased, I know it's a second- but I really can't tell. Her quality is supurb, and it was packaged so securely I'm sure a bomb could have gone off and it still would have gotten to me safely. She even included a small note, which was lovely.I sure can't wait to start using this mug, and I look forward to purchasing from this amazing artist again.

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About

Take a Dash of Ceramophilia, add a splash of Ephemera, and Recycle it all together...

My craft is pottery (see my other shop at AntB.Etsy.Com). I also love collecting antique ephemera. When I found a way to combine the two, and recycle restaurant ware at the same time, I jumped in with both feet.

A couple years ago I was looking for ways to create more surface interest on my handmade pottery. A fellow potter taught me how to make my own iron oxide decals and I started experimenting with them.

It took a while to find glaze formulas and the right temperatures to fire the decals into the glaze.

I ruined a lot of pottery with my experiments, so a friend gave me some restaurant ware she had from an out-of-business coffee shop.

The decals worked beautifully on the white surface. Pretty soon I was selling the embellish porcelain restaurant pottery the same day I posted examples on my Flickr page. I decided to make this experiment a full fledged shop. And it has been great fun ever since! I have an excuse to collect even more ephemera, I get to buy lots of pottery, and I have fun combining the pictures to tell small stories with each piece.

Please check out my shop and let me know what you think! I am always happy to receive convos!
And you can also visit my other Etsy shops,
Antb.etsy.com where I sell pottery I make from wet clay, and then glaze and fire it, and
FortuneTellerShop.etsy.com, where I sell tasseomancy cups that I've made with diner ware mugs, saucers and decals.

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Shop members
  • Antonia Barry

    Owner, Maker

  • Snow Barry

    Maker, Designer

    Daughters Snow, Jasmine and Grace all help with the shop. Snow (above) and Jasmine apply decals to the pottery with me, and they help load and unload the kiln, and package and mail out orders. We all do it all.

  • Grace Barry

    Shop Helper

    Gracie washes the pottery before we decorate them, puts packages in the mailing box on the porch for the mail carrier, and she cuts out and sticks on the stickers with a coupon code for return customers on the cards I send with each purchase.

  • Jasmine Barry

    Maker, Designer

    Daughter Jasmine works in the shop doing the packing, mailing, and decorating. You can tell her designs because they are exuberant and spontaneous. She also 'models' by holding the large pottery for me when my little photo area isn't big enough.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 16, 2014
Thanks for reading through my shop policies!
I really hope you take the time to browse through my shop!
And feel free to drop me a line, I am "convo friendly" and would love to meet some of the inhabitants of Etsy!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Paypal, and credit cards through Paypal. (You don't have to have a Paypal account to use it. ) I also accept Etsy's Direct Checkout.

I sometimes accept checks and money orders. If you want to pay that way, let me know right away through a conversation on Etsy so I can adjust the listing. I will hold the items until your check clears before mailing them. You can also pay by check on PayPal even if you don't have a Paypal account. Just let me know and I will walk you through it!
Shipping
****Unless the item labeled "Made To Order", it is ready to ship, and I will mail it within 2 business days after purchase.

Made To Order or custom items usually take about 4 weeks to make and ship, though it could be shorter or longer. Please contact me for the current time frame. ****

I usually ship with the USPS. I use Priority, First Class, and International First Class. If you would like me to ship another way (Parcel Post, UPS, Fedex) let me know, and I will adjust the shipping charges and send a revised invoice.

If your package weighs more than 4 lbs, I may ship with UPS ground, since USPS gets cost prohibitive with bigger, heavier packages.

If you live outside the U.S., and you are interested in any item, let me know and I will give you the shipping price to your location, if it is not listed. Any VAT, duty, fees, or tariffs are the responsibility of the customer.

Also, for customers outside the US, I insure most packages larger than a single mug. If something breaks in transit, I will refund when the insurance forms are completed. This almost never happens, since I really pack the items very well.

How I pack the boxes for domestic and international sales: I wrap the pottery in bubble wrap or foam, and I reinforce the boxes I use, and often double box. I use recycled materials when I can, but my first thought is always "how can I protect the pottery while it is shipped"!

You are responsible for all Value Added Tax (VAT), duties, customs, fees, or any other charges imposed by your country above and beyond the USPS (United States Postal Service) postal charges included in the shipping charge on the listing. These may be due when you pick up your package.
Here is a chart of countries and their percentages of VAT. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value_added_tax#Tax_rates)
Please find what your country charges for items coming from the US so you aren't stung later.

Also, I price most of my mugs just under the VAT limit for some countries as a savings for you. I cannot not change the customs form for a lower value than what the value actually is. They are automatically put in by Etsy when the label prints.
Refunds and Exchanges
All of my pieces are well packaged to ensure their safe arrival. I have lots of experience with shipping pottery so you can be sure to get your item safely.

For items over 25.00, shipped inside the US, the shipping price reflects added insurance for the item, but because I tend to over-pack the pottery, there aren't really any problems.

If breakage or a missing package should occur, on purchases over 25.00, I will refund when the insurance forms are filed, though I will do my best to help you with your end of the process. For other packages, I will immediately send a replacement or refund.

I do not include any sort of receipt or invoice in my packages. You can print a copy for yourself from your Etsy page, or if you ask me to, I will include a copy for you.

If you would like me to include a note with a gift purchase, just let me know!
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Orders:
I LOVE custom orders, but they are limited to what blank pottery I have access to at the time. Since many of my mugs are purchased used from out-of-business eateries and coffee shops, my supply changes constantly.
Usually, that is no problem, since pretty much any design I've done before I can alter to fit another mug or piece. If you see a mug I've done before, I probably can make it again on the mugs I have right now.

For personalized pottery, such as a draw-your-own mug or an anniversary platter, I allow a limited number of revisions that are included in the price of the item. After that number of revisions there will be an extra fee for more changes to the order. So far I've rarely had to add on this fee because my customers and I tend to communicate pretty well and I am able to get what is wanted with only minor changes. I'm sure we can work together well!

I fire at least one time a month, sometimes more often. I usually post the projected time for my next kiln in my shop announcement at the top of the shop's page, so you can see about when your order will be fired. Very rarely an item will not fire well in the kiln. Sometimes spots or bubbles occur. If this happens I will let you know. You can choose to have the item at a discount, or I will put a duplicate in the following firing. This is very rare, and is very unlikely but it has happened once, so if you need something that is very important, like a wedding platter, you may want to order two months in advance.

MOST IMPORTANT INFORMATION: the most important thing is to know that you can convo me anytime. I will get back to you. The second most important thing is to have fun! This is a chance for plain pottery to have fun, and you are invited to play too!