SecondChanceCeramics' Shop Announcement

Welcome to Second Chance Ceramics!
Most items in this shop are already made and ready to ship. But, for special orders, the DEADLINE FOR THE NEXT KILN IS Nov 30. I'll be firing during the following weekend. 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 by Midnight, Eastern time, on November 30th. 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!
Shipping deadlines, from the USPS website:
Mail-by Dates (Domestic Services)

Dec. 15 - Standard Post
Ground service for less-than-urgent deliveries and oversized packages.
Dec. 19 - First Class Mail
Service for standard-sized, single-piece envelopes and small packages weighing up to 13 ounces with delivery in 3 business days or less.
Dec. 21 - Priority Mail
Domestic service in 1, 2, or 3 business days based on where your package starts and where it’s being sent, variety of Flat Rate options.
Dec. 23 - Priority Mail Express
Fastest domestic service, guaranteed overnight scheduled delivery to most locations. Some restrictions and exceptions apply. Please note, Priority Mail Express postage refund eligibility is adjusted for shipments mailed Dec. 22 through Dec. 25.

Complete details on Mailing and Shipping services can be found on

Mail-by Dates (International Services)
Customers mailing internationally during the holidays are advised to review the chart below for specific deadlines based on the locations they are mailing to and the service they are using. When mailing and shipping internationally, customers must also follow necessary customs guidelines. Please visit the International Shipping page on for more information.

International Mail is Dec 8, for first class international. Priority shipping upgrade available for orders after that.

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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.
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!


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