SongandBranch

ceramic sculpture, terrarium miniatures and more!

Rio Rancho, New Mexico · 4291 Sales

SongandBranch

ceramic sculpture, terrarium miniatures and more!

Rio Rancho, New Mexico 4291 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(2377)

Announcement   Happy Holidays! I will be shipping for delivery by Christmas in the United States until December 21st. If you order after the 21st I cannot promise it will arrive in time for Christmas. If you are in Canada the date is December 5th. I am afraid that the shipping date for international has already passed though I will ship as quickly as possible; international shipping in my experience can be as fast as 2 weeks or as slow as 6 weeks.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 28, 2016

Happy Holidays! I will be shipping for delivery by Christmas in the United States until December 21st. If you order after the 21st I cannot promise it will arrive in time for Christmas. If you are in Canada the date is December 5th. I am afraid that the shipping date for international has already passed though I will ship as quickly as possible; international shipping in my experience can be as fast as 2 weeks or as slow as 6 weeks.

Karen Dorweiler

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Karen Dorweiler

Blue Fairy Owl Figurine
$20.00
Elephant Trinket bowl
$20.00
Australian Cattle Dog Trinket bowl
$20.00
Wild Rabbit Trinket bowl
$20.00
panda trinket bowl porcelain
$20.00
the dog walker - stoneware original sculpture
$20.00
rhinoceros bowl- trinket bowl porcelain original
$20.00
pumpkin bowl - trinket bowl porcelain original
$20.00
ladybug bowl - trinket bowl porcelain original
$20.00
sea otter bowl - trinket bowl porcelain original
$20.00
walrus bowl - trinket bowl porcelain original
$20.00
narwhal bowl - trinket bowl porcelain original
$20.00
orca bowl - trinket bowl porcelain original
$20.00
snowy owl bowl - trinket bowl porcelain original
$20.00
Wild boar - original porcelain sculpture
$45.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2377)
Jane

Jane on Nov 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I'm so happy with my purchase! The little cat reminds me of Molly B, our cat several years ago, whom I miss still. She is so well made, and even has personality in that little body. Thank you!

Selah Barling

Selah Barling on Jul 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This little fox is so sweet and complete in it's restful yet alert pose.

Selah Barling

Selah Barling on Jul 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fascinating little gems of sculpture. Will enjoy creating a habitat for them.

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About

Song and Branch Studio

I am moving and I currently have no where to make new things. Watch this space.

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  • Namio

    Artist's Aid

    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 sculpt in porcelain and sell it here. This space is too short to explain myself. I may or may not be a boar.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 17, 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 a one inch diameter ball of clay that is worked only with my fingers. 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 $50 per miniature rather than my reasonable prices! 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 :)

A little note on packaging. I do use styrofoam popcorn but I get it from local businesses. I am very concerned about our planet and I feel by depicting its creatures, I spread some understanding and appreciation of them.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • 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 - Wednesday is shipping day. I know this might not seem often enough, but packing small delicate porcelain pieces is a bit of a production and my space is limited - packing takes away from my usual work space for sculpting.

Please let me know if you need it rushed and I will take over my living room table for you!

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. My style is my style and I am not going to sculpt to look the way you want anytime in the next century.

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 $50. Please understand, even if you are having me make a tiny portrait that it takes extra time to make a commission item.