BakemanArt

Ceramic Pet Grave Markers and House Plaques and Signs

Jeannette, Pennsylvania | 1776 Sales

BakemanArt

Ceramic Pet Grave Markers and House Plaques and Signs

Jeannette, Pennsylvania 1776 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Note from shop owner My shop is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday but will re-open on Sunday, Nov 25.. I will be available to answer any questions you may have during this time but will not be taking new orders. To view items available in my shop scroll down this page to "Around the Web" and click on the links to my website or Facebook locations. I hope you will consider delaying your purchase until I am back.
Tom

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Nov 19, 2018

My shop is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday but will re-open on Sunday, Nov 25.. I will be available to answer any questions you may have during this time but will not be taking new orders. To view items available in my shop scroll down this page to "Around the Web" and click on the links to my website or Facebook locations. I hope you will consider delaying your purchase until I am back.
Tom

Tom Baker

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Tom Baker

About

"I'm always excited to see the results when the pieces emerge from the kiln after the final firing."

My pieces are individually crafted from slabs of buff (off-white) or tan stoneware Miller clay from Ohio. All are hand built using simple clay tools and wooden templates. No slip casting is done. The lettering is hand stamped one letter at a time.

When dried, the pieces are placed in one of my two kilns and fired to a temperature of around 2250*. The entire firing process takes over 24 hours with heating and cooling time. The first (bisque) firing turns the clay to durable ceramic which will withstand all outdoor weather conditions including freezing winter temperatures.

Next, the pieces are glazed (painted) using high-fire clear and colored ceramic glazes and then glaze fired to fuse (melt) these glazes onto the surface. The glazes create a hard, shiny, durable surface that is easy to clean. The colors will never fade, even when exposed to constant sun light.

The entire process can be completed in as few as 7 days. However, because I want to fire a full kiln, with the price of electricity as it is, my goal is to ship your item within 14 days of receiving the payment and information.

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  • Tom Baker

    Owner, Ceramic Artist

    I worked for 34 years as a middle school art instructor and after my 2007 retirement began my second career as a ceramics artist, selling items on Etsy, eBay, and from my personal site, www.bakemanceramicart.com.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 12, 2018
Items in my shop, Bakeman Ceramic Art, are ceramic, custom made-to-order items. All are individually handcrafted, not slip cast, of high-fired stoneware clay and glazed to make them durable and easy to clean. I offer several different pet burial memorial markers and custom made address number plaques. When ordering please be sure to send me all the information requested concerning the custom options that are offered for each item. If you want the item made in a way not shown in my shop; special design, color, etc., just ask. There may or may not be an extra charge for the customization. Thanks for your interest!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
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
Returns and exchange details
Please read the description with the listing carefully so you know what you are purchasing. I will not accept returns or issue refunds for these custom made items unless the item was not constructed as requested (my error), or it arrives damaged due to improper handling. In these circumstances you will not have to return the item and it will be replaced free of any charges to you. I do ask for photo proof of damage upon delivery so I can file a claim with the USPS.
If the marker is not correct due to an error in the information you supplied there is nothing I can do.
Payment
I prefer payment using Direct Checkout through Etsy or through PayPal but will also accept money orders or personal checks. Payment is expected within 2 days of ordering. If paying by personal check items will be shipped no sooner than 8 days after payment is received.
If you requesting options that require an additional payment I will send you a PayPal link in your order confirmation message so you can pay this additional charge (a credit card can be used to pay the charge even if you do not have a PayPal account) OR you can request a custom listing to purchase and the total price will include the additional charges. Please contact me to arrange a custom listing.
Shipping
Items will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail or First Class International Mail usually within 14 days upon receipt of payment. They are shipped in a durable box. If you purchase more than one marker they can be combined in one box and shipped at a discounted rate. A refund will be issued after the purchase because Etsy cannot calculate combined shipping. A shipping label will be printed for tracking and confirmation purposes. Packages are automatically insured with Priority shipping. If damaged in shipping the item will be replaced free of charge IF I AM NOTIFIED IMMEDIATELY of this upon it's arrival and if photos are sent to me documenting the damage. These are needed to submit a claim to the USPS. In certain cases you may have to present the damaged item and packaging to your local post office so do not dispose of these until I email you that I have received a claim payment.
ADDITIONAL INTERNATIONAL CHARGES :
There could be other costs such as taxes and tariffs that you may have to pay to your country's border service upon receiving your item that I cannot estimate or be responsible for. Charges vary from country and region based upon item type and value so do some research before making a purchase if this is a concern.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items will be made to your custom specifications. Please make sure all spelling and option selections are clear and accurate when you place your order. If you have any special requests such as special colors, designs, or options do not hesitate to contact me. I can do a custom listing in my shop for you to purchase if you are requesting a special order that would require an additional charge. Please read feedbacks from my many satisfied customers.
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also need to provide me with additional personal information to customize the item you purchase.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
- as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
- if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

I share information only with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use. Information obtained by me in the course of your purchase will not normally be shared with any third parties and will not be used for the purposes of future marketing or solicitation. However, I retain the right to share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention

I will retain the information provided to me in the course of our transaction for an indifinite period of time. Doing so helps me provide better service in the case of repeat customer when replacing an item is necessary or a matching item is requested and also for reasons as described earlier in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements.

Your Rights

You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.

How to Contact Me

I, Thomas Baker, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at bakeman.art [!at] gmail.com. Alternately, you may mail me at:

Thomas Baker, Bakeman Ceramic Art, 122 Saint Peter Way, Jeannette, PA 15644, USA