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.
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.
Selah Barling on Jul 20, 2016
Fascinating little gems of sculpture. Will enjoy creating a habitat for them.
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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Canine Sanity Support
Retrieves tools from under the cabinets, eats clay and makes sure Karen gets up occasionally for a game of frisbee.
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.
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 :)
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
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.
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 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
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.