TerriRidout

Fine Art and Handcrafted Goods

Brooklyn, New York · 1 Sale

TerriRidout

Fine Art and Handcrafted Goods

Brooklyn, New York 1 Sale On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Paintings, Illustrations and Jewelry handcrafted in Brooklyn, New York.

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Paintings, Illustrations and Jewelry handcrafted in Brooklyn, New York.

Terri Ridout

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Terri Ridout

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  • Anonymous on Apr 9, 2010

    5 out of 5 stars

    Nice work- I really like this piece. I brought it to work with me, and now my desk area looks even cooler. Thanks again!

About

Making Art and Takin' Names

I originally started my shop in 2010, with only a few items. I was not fully prepared for what it would take to get my shop off the ground and after only one sale I eventually closed up for a few years.

For a long time I struggled to make rent and buy groceries working in a part time seasonal job. I graduated school at a very difficult time and I felt rejected by every artistic avenue I went down and stopped making art. I just went to work and came home every day too tired and very uninspired. I think a lot of people know this feeling. It's pretty awful. Eventually I got a better paying job but that too left me feeling exhausted and even though I had more money to spend on making art, I still felt stagnant. This went on for three years. I felt like I wasn't allowed to call myself an artist any more. After a big lay off at my "stable" job I decided that enough was enough. I was going to just make art and I was going make it work. I serendipitously found a part time job assisting another artist with her work and felt inspired to re-open my shop.

I don't know where this story ends. But I think I knew from the beginning that I would never be happy in an office unless it was one I built myself from the ground up.

Shop members

  • Terri Ridout

    Owner, Creator, Shipper

Shop policies

Last updated on July 15, 2015
All paintings, illustrations and goods are made by me in my studio apartment in Brooklyn, New York. I also package and ship all items myself.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I package all items so that they will arrive safely. However, if an item should arrive damaged, please contact me with a photograph of the item. I may decide to have the customer not send it back. If I do ask that the customer sends it back to me, I will add the cost of return shipping to their refund (if applicable). In the case that I ask that the item be sent back, the refund will not be processed until the item has been received by me. Anything returned to me without prior authorization will not be refunded.

If the item is one of a kind like a painting or illustration and cannot be replaced I will refund the cost of the item, plus cost of shipping.

If the item is one of a kind like a painting or illustration and the customer wants a different item instead (of equal or lesser value) I will send the new item out to the customer with no added shipping costs. (No refund of original item price if the customer wants a cheaper item.)

If the item is a part of a series, like a pendant or a block print and can be replaced with a nearly identical item, I will send the customer a replacement at no additional cost to them.
Payment
I accept PayPal, debit and credit card payments and Etsy gift cards.
Shipping
See items for specific shipping times and cost.