TLCCeramicsIL

Home, Garden & Wedding Decor Handmade with TLC

Illinois, United States · 2385 Sales

TLCCeramicsIL

Home, Garden & Wedding Decor Handmade with TLC

Illinois, United States 2385 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   We have a great selection of handmade vintage home, garden and wedding ceramic décor such as owls, squirrels and lovebirds, and lots of other nature items, including wedding cake toppers made with vintage molds! We also have an excellent selection of DIY craft kits for birthday parties, sleepovers, holiday parties, church groups, family reunions, and more.

We are adding lots of new items on a regular basis, so come back and visit soon!

Thanks for visiting!

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 10, 2016

We have a great selection of handmade vintage home, garden and wedding ceramic décor such as owls, squirrels and lovebirds, and lots of other nature items, including wedding cake toppers made with vintage molds! We also have an excellent selection of DIY craft kits for birthday parties, sleepovers, holiday parties, church groups, family reunions, and more.

We are adding lots of new items on a regular basis, so come back and visit soon!

Thanks for visiting!

Terri LaCroix

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Terri LaCroix

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About

One of a Kind Handmade Vintage Ceramic Home, Garden & Wedding Decor and DIY Craft Kits!

After working in a corporate environment for over 20 years, I began to dream of having my own business doing something where I could be more creative and work with my hands. I had been painting ceramics as a hobby for over 20 years, and ended up purchasing a block of clay at an area ceramic shop. I loved working with the clay so much that I became interested in learning how to pour molds. I started reading tons of books and online materials to learn how to become a ceramic artist and my love of ceramics grew until it has become my absolute passion in life!

In the past couple of years, I have purchased numerous ceramic molds from individuals and estate sales that had them stored in basements, garages or shops for 20-50 years. I now have an inventory of over 200 vintage molds and am working on adding to that. I love shopping for vintage molds almost as much as I love creating the ceramics from those molds!

I pour my molds the old-fashioned way. I stir the clay by hand and pour the clay slip by pouring into a funnel. I use earthenware clay for all of my items.

I have a passion for bringing these ceramic molds to life again by creating something beautiful from something that has been stored away and unused for decades. I love anything that has to do with nature, including owls and other birds, squirrels, ducks, cats, dolphins, and lots more.

My favorite style of painting is antiquing with glazes. I love the way antiquing shows the details of the item and enhances the vintage quality of the design. I also like to make the vintage items look more modern by painting them in contemporary glaze colors.

Most of my DIY craft kits are made with vintage molds as well - I love the idea of sharing these vintage treasures with others to paint and enjoy too!

If something that is listed in my shop is not made with a vintage mold, then it is probably made by hand with clay. I enjoy making ornaments, magnets and pendants from handbuilt clay and either painting them myself, or making DIY craft kits with them so that others can enjoy painting them too. There are a few items in my shop that are made with contemporary molds as well.

I feel very blessed and thankful to be an Etsy seller!

Thank you so much for your interest in my shop!

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  • Terri LaCroix

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I work from my home studio and have a wonderful 14-year old daughter who helps me with craft fairs and other events, feedback on design ideas, and keeping things in perspective. We make a great team!

Shop policies

Last updated on August 11, 2016
Hi, welcome to my shop!

Everything I sell is handmade and handpainted by me. Each item is unique and one of a kind. All glazes used are non toxic and food safe. All items are made in a smoke-free home. All items are copyright protected.

I do not charge extra for rush orders, so if you need something sooner than when the listing says it will be shipped, please contact me to see if I can put a rush on it and ship it in time for you to receive it by your deadline.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
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  • Buy with Apple Pay
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  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept the following payment methods:

- Credit card payments directly through Etsy.
- Paypal (Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express).

Payment is expected at time of purchase.
Shipping
Orders will usually be shipped within 3 business days, unless it is a made to order item (see listings for shipping times). Most orders being shipped to the U.S. will be shipped via USPS priority mail. If a different shipping method is preferred, please let me know. A reserved listing will be sent to you if there are extra shipping charges.

I welcome international orders and am currently working on updating my listings with international shipping rates. All orders being shipped outside the U.S. will be shipped via USPS international first class. If you prefer a different shipping method, there will be extra shipping charges than what the listing states and I will send you a reserved listing with the correct shipping rate.

If you are interested in purchasing an item and it does not include international shipping in the listing, please send me a convo and I will find out the shipping rate and either update the listing or send you a reserved listing.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unhappy with your purchase or if the item is damaged, please return the item within 3 days of receiving it in the same condition you received it in and you will receive a refund on the cost of the item (less shipping charges) or will receive store credit. My number one goal is for you to be happy with your purchase, so please contact me as soon as possible with any concerns.

I do not offer refunds on custom orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please send me a convo if you would like for me to create a custom listing for you. I will then send you a custom or reserved listing and payment will be due at that time. I will begin working on your order upon receipt of payment. Most items can be made and shipped out within 1-2 weeks of your order and payment.

I do not offer refunds on custom orders.