TColleenArtisan

T. Colleen Artisan: Relief Prints, and Handmade Soap

Fort Wayne, Indiana | 116 Sales

TColleenArtisan

T. Colleen Artisan: Relief Prints, and Handmade Soap

Fort Wayne, Indiana 116 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (22)

Announcement   You may have noticed the change in my shop name and wondered, what's up with that? I'm selling my relief prints now and rather than manage two shops, I've combined the art with my soap. I know, strange combination.
Additionally, I'm only taking special/custom orders for soap at this point but feel free to contact me if you have a question or an idea (Bridal shower? Baby Shower? Custom labels?)

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 21, 2018

You may have noticed the change in my shop name and wondered, what's up with that? I'm selling my relief prints now and rather than manage two shops, I've combined the art with my soap. I know, strange combination.
Additionally, I'm only taking special/custom orders for soap at this point but feel free to contact me if you have a question or an idea (Bridal shower? Baby Shower? Custom labels?)

Tracy Marshall Johnson

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Tracy Marshall Johnson

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About

I'm a psychotherapist by day but make art and soap as a form of my own self care.

After inundating my friends and family with enough soap to last them years, I decided to begin selling my creations in 2001. My first business name was Red Cottage Naturals, after the lovely lake cottage where my first formulas were created. Since then I've left the cottage but the passion for making the finest handmade soap on the market has endured.

In 2018 I stumbled upon printmaking, quite by accident. My husband has a letterpress studio and asked if I would carve an image for him for a poster - that was all it took. I rarely go a day without working on a carving or print now - mostly I make linoleum blocks, but also some wood and I'm dabbling in etching.

While the combination of soap and prints in one Etsy shop may be unusual, both are the product of my own creative outlet which serve as a personal expression that I love to share with others.

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Shop members

  • Tracy Marshall Johnson

    Owner, Creator, Artisan

    I'm a psychotherapist by day and use creative outlets as a form of self care. I began making soap and bath products in 1999, and while I've been dabbling in arts my entire life I stumbled into the world of relief printmaking on 2018.

  • Ric

    Assistant, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on November 21, 2018

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
If you are unhappy for any reason, please connect with me and we will work out an exchange or refund.
Shipping
STANDARD SHIPPING
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I ship USPS Priority Mail unless the buyer requests another method prior to purchase. Cost of calculated with your order. Soap orders of 10+ bars are shipped free. I will insure all orders over $65 for free.

FREE LOCAL PICKUP
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If you live in the 46807 ZIP code (Fort Wayne area) and can pick up your order, enter "PICKUP" as a coupon code for free shipping.

NOTE: We can't honor this free local pick-up shipping code if you cannot pick up your order. Please do not use this code unless we arrange for pickup.
Additional policies and FAQs
T. Colleen Artisan Soap is made with only natural oils and colors. Because of that, there will be a variation in color and pattern from time to time, and if not stored properly, color and scent will fade over time. Please store unused soap in a dark place, in a sealed container or the original packaging to maintain color and scent. Nature will break the soap down nonetheless, and while I've had customers tell me they have 5-7 year old soap that "smells great!", I want you to use and enjoy it. Please indulge(!) and for best experience, use with 1 year of purchase and keep soap dry between use.

My prints are all handmade from my own carvings either from wood or linoleum (and an occasional etching from plexiglass). Every piece will have slight variations due to the hand printing process. I print with professional ink and use archival papers (type is designated in the listing), usually with deckled or torn edges, as it it the traditional style in printmaking. Each piece is shipped flat with a protective backing and clear protective sleeve. I do not sell framed prints at this time.