SecondChanceCeramics

Recycled EcoFriendly Mugs, Decorated and Functional

Bellevue, Ohio · 4571 Sales

SecondChanceCeramics

Recycled EcoFriendly Mugs, Decorated and Functional

Bellevue, Ohio 4571 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Antonia

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Announcement   Welcome to Second Chance Ceramics!
Most of the items in the shop are ready-to-ship. If you see a design in my sold items that you like, I can probably make you one in the next kiln, but the shape of the mug might be changed. Since I buy mugs from all over (mostly from restaurants that have gone out of business, to recycle the mugs) the shapes change. I'll let you know when you contact me what shapes and sizes I have available.
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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. https://www.facebook.com/SecondChanceCeramics/
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.
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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

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Last updated on Mar 22, 2017

Welcome to Second Chance Ceramics!
Most of the items in the shop are ready-to-ship. If you see a design in my sold items that you like, I can probably make you one in the next kiln, but the shape of the mug might be changed. Since I buy mugs from all over (mostly from restaurants that have gone out of business, to recycle the mugs) the shapes change. I'll let you know when you contact me what shapes and sizes I have available.
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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. https://www.facebook.com/SecondChanceCeramics/
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.
****
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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About

Take a Dash of Pottery, 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.

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