White Swan Studio, White Swan Illuminations.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Last updated on Apr 25, 2017

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Gina Chalfant

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Gina Chalfant


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About WhiteSwanStudio

Sales 2,104
On Etsy since 2013

I love to draw and play in the mud.

My name is Gina Chalfant and I live and create in Pittsburgh, Pa, USA. Drawing has always been my way of reflecting back on the beauty that I see in the world. I studied painting, drawing and fresco in Lucca, Italy. In 1995 I became interested in historic pottery and began making a line of pottery under the name of White Swan Illuminations. They explore common themes and techniques developed by migrating potters across the Middle East, Europe and the British Isles and incorporate my love of animals and the English countryside where I spent a summer.

My work is currently taking shape in the form of hand-thrown functional pottery, decorated with ceramic transfers made from my original drawings of farm, city, woodland animals and sea creatures. My intent was to capture the feel of a vintage english curiosity cabinet, enhancing your home while in use or on display. I also offer a line of hand-formed porcelain jewelry and pendants. Some of these feature my animal drawings while others are made from antique or hand carved original molds.

In addition to my Etsy shop, I sell my work at fine art and craft festivals throughout the northeastern United States. You can also find my limited addition line of pottery celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Rare Breeds Animal Program at Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. I was featured in the Country Living Magazine's gift giving guide and can be found at the Country Living Fair in Columbus, Ohio in September.

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Shop policies

Last updated on July 3, 2020
Have a look around my shop and start a curiosity cabinet of your own.

Accepted payment methods

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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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Every item I make is entirely made by hand so no two are exactly alike. You may find slight differences in my pottery compared to mass produced items. This adds to the character of handmade items. All items are wrapped in bubblewrap and securely sent. If you have any problem with an item you order please convo me within 5 days of delivery and if possible take a photo of the damage. Buyers are responsible for return shipping. A replacement or refund will be issued after the item is returned to me in the same condition as I sent it out. Handmade ceramics are delicate.
Returns or refunds must be made within 2 weeks of you receiving your item. I cannot be responsible for problems stemming from broken pieces months down the road.
All items are shipped via USPS priority mail with tracking and insurance unless requested otherwise. Shipping charges are for shipping plus packing material that I use to insure a safe journey. International buyers are responsible for any duties or customs charges that may occur.
Additional policies and FAQs
Jewelry designers can use coupon code- DESIGNER20 - for a 20% discount on items listed under pendants in my shop. Your pendant purchase must be over $50.00.