SongandBranch

ceramic sculpture, terrarium miniatures and more!

Rio Rancho, New Mexico · 4391 Sales

SongandBranch

ceramic sculpture, terrarium miniatures and more!

Rio Rancho, New Mexico 4391 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(2418)

Announcement   5/5/2017 You aren't imagining things, I did just strip a lot of pieces out of my shop. I am currently going through a change in style and interest in my art. This happens every - so - often that I lose interest or change technique on various things. Also I had a lot of old stock that in my eyes was starting to look very dated when compared to what I currently can do.

Announcement

Last updated on May 5, 2017

5/5/2017 You aren't imagining things, I did just strip a lot of pieces out of my shop. I am currently going through a change in style and interest in my art. This happens every - so - often that I lose interest or change technique on various things. Also I had a lot of old stock that in my eyes was starting to look very dated when compared to what I currently can do.

Karen Dorweiler

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Karen Dorweiler

sleeping wolf plate
$45.00
sleeping fawn plate
$45.00
Roadrunner plate
$45.00
Sleeping Fox plate
$40.00
whale in the deeps plate - handmade ceramic
$50.00
three miniature bluebirds - porcelain sculpture
$12.00
brown owl plant watcher - original porcelain art
$10.00
Sparrow Bird Worry Stone - orginal porcelain art
$10.00
wolf pack tea bowl
$22.00
raven deep dish
$40.00
fox tea bowl
$25.00
night of the unicorn tea bowl
$30.00
Humpback whale tea bowl
$30.00
frisky bunnies tea bowl
$22.00
porcelain raven figurine
$15.00
porcelain raven figurine
$15.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2418)
Amelia Ariella Letaw Levin

Amelia Ariella Letaw Levin on May 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

He's so perfect - these are beautifully made by the artist - truly inspired pieces!

Amelia Ariella Letaw Levin

Amelia Ariella Letaw Levin on May 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

He's so perfect - these are beautifully made by the artist - truly inspired pieces!

Amelia Ariella Letaw Levin

Amelia Ariella Letaw Levin on May 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

He's so perfect - these are beautifully made by the artist - truly inspired pieces!

53ladeda

53ladeda on May 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
tgaru15

tgaru15 on Apr 29, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Finely made, very artistic. Thank you

tgaru15

tgaru15 on Apr 29, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Was looking forward to these birds and not disappointed! Great size and uniquely stylized.

tgaru15

tgaru15 on Apr 29, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very nice, unique and creative

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Updates

Sculpting a lovely stoneware bunny today!

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Just needs to dry now before more detail

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Another big canid sculpture in progress today, this time a wolf.

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About

Song and Branch Studio

I am now settled in my new studio in New Mexico! If you live nearby or are passing through Albuquerque (just a 20 minute drive through easy peasy traffic) or Santa Fe (about an hour), contact me for a studio tour, private sculpting lessons or information on my next public sale/show.

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Shop members

  • Namio

    Canine Sanity Support

    Retrieves tools from under the cabinets, eats clay and makes sure Karen gets up occasionally for a game of frisbee.

  • Karen Dorweiler

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I am a ceramic artist who lives in relative peace and quiet somewhere in the middle of New Mexico. I could not find a portrait of myself that looks nice, so here's a boar.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 7, 2016
Welcome to my shop.

My items are handmade. I do use the occasional commercial stamp or commercial sprig mold that is then added to a greater whole, but most commonly what you see is created from from my mind and worked mostly with my fingers. For tiny pieces, I am often unable to see the piece as I work on it, so many of my minis are works of touch on clay.

Do forgive occasional flaws, cracks and stress marks. If I wanted perfect, I would make them perfect - I am capable of making my pieces anatomically correct - but then each would take hours and the prices would be much more expensive and it would take me a year to fill a kiln! Their flaws are part of their beauty - flaws attract washes, glazes and underglazes to pool in them. I am imperfect myself, so I understand these creatures of mine :)

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I do not accept personal checks in place of money orders.

For non payment, after two days I will contact, wait another day and contact again. If I do not receive a response in a 1 week period, I will cancel the order and relist. I will not leave negative feedback as I understand that things happen.
Shipping
I ship once a week, more often when it is busy or before I go on vacation or go to a big show just to make sure things are tidy.

Please let me know if you need it rushed, it's really no problem at all.

I ship in the US via the cheapest method possible. There is little difference in the arrival of small packages (for my miniatures for example) via 1st class and priority usps mail. I have actually had 1st class packages beat priority to nearby states.

International buyers - Please be aware of your country's customs fees and taxes. I am not liable or responsible for paying for them. I will not refund items refused because of customs fees because it isn't my fault you did not want to pay them. I ship usps lst class international. There is no insurance. Contact me if you feel you want express/priority/insurance etc.

Etsy includes insurance in their shipping. For pieces/shipments that go over their $200 coverage I will add insurance.

If there is a large difference in quoted shipping and actual shipping cost, I will refund the difference. If you notice a discrepancy, don't be afraid to ask, I am often absent minded and will gladly refund.
Refunds and Exchanges
If breakage of an item is due to my negligence in packing, I will refund or exchange the item. Please take a picture if at all possible in the case it is an insured package so I can recoup.

If you simply don't like the item, return the item within 30 days of its arrival and I will refund the price of the item. I want you to be happy with your experience. I completely understand that the translation of computer screen to actual object is sometimes deceiving - especially on the matter of scale and exact color. Try not to be nasty, believe me when I say it is never my intent to deceive when I make a listing.

For some of my pieces, such as my larger sculptures, a small amount of breakage may be inevitable. If this happens, I will send information on how to repair. Minor repairs do not effect the value/beauty of a sculpture, since they are not functional items.

I am sorry but I cannot refund for personalized items - anything that has a name on it, initials or uncommon/rude sayings is something that I cannot resell. In the case of personalized items I will send you pictures of the item before you finish the purchase - once it is shipped, it is yours.
Additional policies and FAQs
When custom ordering, please allow a four to six week creation, bisque fire and glaze fire cycle time. Because I am just one person, I do not fill my kiln immediately. It's more efficient to fire a full kiln! Please keep in mind that ceramics are not an exact calling and that the first attempt at your piece may not turn out. I may have to do it twice. Please be patient! The second attempt will not cost you anything unless there was a big change in plan during the project.

My minimum commission is $60. The exception to this are commissioned small blue trinket bowls, which are always $20 since the scope and size of the project is tiny and can be worked into my production work. Unique pieces always take me extra time however, which is why I impose a minimum.