TheMidnightOrange

Tender keepsakes for tender hearts

Buffalo, New York · 11728 Sales

TheMidnightOrange

Tender keepsakes for tender hearts

Buffalo, New York 11728 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(4232)

Announcement   ***Holiday Announcement***

I have reached capacity for made-to-order Christmas orders as of November 10. All orders placed by 11/10 will be shipped in time for holiday gift giving. Please see my Ready to Ship shop section to see the selection of sculptures that I have available to ship right away. I am at capacity with existing commitments and currently unable to brainstorm any custom order projects. If you are thinking about having a custom piece made, please contact me in the New Year and I'll have time to talk with you about it then.

My current creation period varies based on the item and is viewable in the Shipping Tab of each listing. I work in volume and make every sculpture by hand with tender care. Prior to placing an order, please review the item's creation period and consider my handmade capacity and ensure that my timeline works for you as I am booked very tightly during the holiday shopping season and am not able to rush any current orders. If you are giving a gift, you might consider giving your recipient a "Gift to Come" and printing out a picture of the sculpture to give inside of a card. You can let your recipient know that you've commissioned an artist to sculpt on their behalf and that as soon as their handmade gift is ready it will be on its way. Please do refrain from placing an order with instructions to rush the creation period in your order notes. I always work as quickly and efficiently as possible and treat all of my orders as urgent and time sensitive and will make sure to get your order out in the mail by the timeline I've committed to in my quoted creation period.

Thank you so much and sending lots of warmth,
Dana

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 24, 2016

***Holiday Announcement***

I have reached capacity for made-to-order Christmas orders as of November 10. All orders placed by 11/10 will be shipped in time for holiday gift giving. Please see my Ready to Ship shop section to see the selection of sculptures that I have available to ship right away. I am at capacity with existing commitments and currently unable to brainstorm any custom order projects. If you are thinking about having a custom piece made, please contact me in the New Year and I'll have time to talk with you about it then.

My current creation period varies based on the item and is viewable in the Shipping Tab of each listing. I work in volume and make every sculpture by hand with tender care. Prior to placing an order, please review the item's creation period and consider my handmade capacity and ensure that my timeline works for you as I am booked very tightly during the holiday shopping season and am not able to rush any current orders. If you are giving a gift, you might consider giving your recipient a "Gift to Come" and printing out a picture of the sculpture to give inside of a card. You can let your recipient know that you've commissioned an artist to sculpt on their behalf and that as soon as their handmade gift is ready it will be on its way. Please do refrain from placing an order with instructions to rush the creation period in your order notes. I always work as quickly and efficiently as possible and treat all of my orders as urgent and time sensitive and will make sure to get your order out in the mail by the timeline I've committed to in my quoted creation period.

Thank you so much and sending lots of warmth,
Dana

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Updates

I had some new lighting installed in my studio and am in love with how light and bright it is in here now!
Keeping very busy here and as always, extraordinarily touched to have my work chosen to honor all these special children's legacies.
Working on a special custom sculpture today. Here's a peek at the work in progress. :)
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About

A Real Job

As a child, whenever someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up I'd say "I'm going to be an artist." So often the response was "Everyone is already an artist. I mean what do you want to do for a REAL job when you grow up?"

Guess what happened? I grew up, got a corporate job fresh out of college and I was managing at a large company by 22 years old. I did that for almost 8 years and gained wonderful experience but not the life joy I was looking for. Joy in your work is so important. I didn't have that working under florescent lighting and constant white noise.

In 2008 I opened The Midnight Orange and in 2011 my business had grown so much that I couldn't keep up with it while working my regular full time job. I took the very brave leap of faith and left my corporate job to pursue my dream as a full time artist. The job no one thought was real when I was a little girl became my very real, very fulfilling, very stable career. Here we are in 2016 and I am so completely humbled and privileged to be here doing what I'm doing. I am thrilled to be living my dream and teaching my two young daughters that working hard and having passion can make dreams come true.

I am passionate about sculpting and the subject matters that I sculpt. I want my artwork to touch everything life touches and for my sculptures to help us tell our life journeys in clay. My hope is that that is what you feel you've found at The Midnight Orange.

I sculpt child angels in honor of my childhood friend Christopher who left much, much too soon when we were just 8 years old. You can read his story here: http://themidnightorange.blogspot.com/2010/04/why-i-sculpt-child-angels.html

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Shop members

  • Dana Truesdale

    Owner, Artist

    Through clay my aim is to touch all of life's journeys, from very bright to very raw.

  • Thomas

    Helping Hands

    Meet my beautiful husband, Thomas. Tom helps me at home with parts of my process that don't require sculpting. At times he prepares my clay for me, cuts out wings, and helps me with packaging every now and then.

  • Abby

    Helping Hands

    Meet Miss Abby! Abby helps me with glazing, photography, and also helps with packaging from time to time.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 28, 2016
Welcome to The Midnight Orange, where you will find warmth along your journey. I am a full time Etsy artist who has had the honor of sculpting for collectors all over the world since 2008. It is the most humbling privilege to be able to work for you and help you capture your life moments in clay, or help you give a beautiful gift to someone who needs comfort along their path. Every single sculpture in my shop is handmade by me. I love my job and put all my care into sculpting for my customers and collectors.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Paypal and credit card payments (you can make a credit card payment through paypal without having a paypal account and will find it is user friendly) or use your credit card and check out via Direct Check Out.
Shipping
***INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE: Customs forms will be completed with the purchase price. Buyers are responsible for any Customs import taxes, duties, tariffs, or other charges assessed by their countries, and should check into those charges before making a purchase.***

**IMPORTANT update on my current creation period**
My current creation period varies based on the item and is viewable in the Shipping Tab of each listing. I work in volume and make every sculpture by hand with tender care. Prior to placing an order, please review the item's creation period and consider my handmade capacity and ensure that my timeline works for you as I am booked very tightly during the holiday shopping season and am not able to rush any current orders. If you are giving a gift, you might consider giving your recipient a "Gift to Come" and printing out a picture of the sculpture to give inside of a card. You can let your recipient know that you've commissioned an artist to sculpt on their behalf and that as soon as their handmade gift is ready it will be on its way. Please do refrain from placing an order with instructions to rush the creation period in your order notes. I always work as quickly and efficiently as possible and treat all of my orders as urgent and time sensitive and will make sure to get your order out in the mail by the timeline I've committed to in my quoted creation period.

Thank you so much and sending lots of warmth,
Dana


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

★ Do you offer engraving services?
- I do not offer engraving services but I do have a gift box upgrade where you can have a quote or personalized message/name and date printed on the inner lid of your gift box. You can view that option here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheMidnightOrange?ref=hdr_shop_menu§ion_id=6449258

★Do you do custom orders?
- I take on custom orders that are within my style and abilities and within my available capacity to do so. I am not able to take on a custom piece that would violate another person or party's intellectual property (aka, no requests for copyrighted or trademarked characters please or requests to copy another artist's design or work).

★How long will my order take to make and receive?
- Since I work in volume, I have a creation period that allows me to work through my pending sales in the order they are received. My creation period is viewable on the Shipping Tab in every one of my item listings. When I package an order I send an email to you notifying your order is on the way, and including tracking in most countries. Shipping time will vary based on what country you live in.

★I already placed an order, when will I receive it?
- You can view your shipping date listed on your invoice. To access your invoice, go to the top right of your screen under Your Account, and then choose Purchases. You will see your order there and you can click on it to open up your invoice and review details.

★I am giving this as a gift, can you ship to my recipient?
- I do this all the time and am touched to do so on your behalf. If I am shipping to your recipient please enter **their** address in the Ship To during check out. Not to worry, your receipt is not included in the package.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will refund an item so long as it is returned within 14 business days in its original form. The refund will be sent after the item is received here. I do not have refunds available on custom orders, thank you for understanding.

Should an item ever arrive damaged, please contact me and I will help you and ensure that your experience brings you both satisfaction and a beautiful, in tact product. Shipping maladies are few and far between but if the issue should present itself, you know where to find me. :)
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