BakemanArt

Ceramic Pet Memorials and House Number Plaques

Pennsylvania, United States · 1142 Sales

BakemanArt

Ceramic Pet Memorials and House Number Plaques

Pennsylvania, United States 1142 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(342)
Shop owner

Tom Baker

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Note from shop owner My shop is closed until after Labor Day. I will be available to answer any questions you may have during this time but will not be taking orders or constructing items. You can click on the Reviews or Sales tabs below and to the left to see what many of my memorials and address plaques look like. I hope you will consider delaying your purchase until I return. Please click the orange box above to have Etsy notify you when my shop reopens.
Tom

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 28, 2016

My shop is closed until after Labor Day. I will be available to answer any questions you may have during this time but will not be taking orders or constructing items. You can click on the Reviews or Sales tabs below and to the left to see what many of my memorials and address plaques look like. I hope you will consider delaying your purchase until I return. Please click the orange box above to have Etsy notify you when my shop reopens.
Tom

Tom Baker

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(342)
Jamie

Jamie on Aug 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This marker turned out just as I expected, it was perfect. Excellent craftsmanship!

Logan Raleigh

Logan Raleigh on Aug 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

We recently lost our beloved Cocker Spaniel, Baby. Looking around on Etsy for something to mark her resting place with, we came across Tom's shop. This memorial is perfect. It came as quickly as you would expect something handmade to arrive, and I was blown away by the quality. It is absolutely beautiful, and I'm so glad we found Tom's shop. Thank you so much for this, it's a wonderful way to honor a friend who'd been with us for almost 11 years.

carebear13

carebear13 on Aug 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Made with love & care, these markers are a fitting tribute to our beloved kitties. Even more beautiful in person than in the photos. Superior customer service. Many thanks!

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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 began my second career as a ceramic artist, selling items on Etsy, eBay and other online selling sites, after my retirement in 2007.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 20, 2016
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

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
I prefer payment using a credit card 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 10 days after payment is received.
If you requesting additional charge options; dates, a nickname or message, etc., 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 make a custom listing request.
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 ordering more than one marker they can be combined in one box at a reduced cost per item. 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.
Refunds and Exchanges
If not satified with item upon receipt you may return it at your expense within 7 days of receipt for a refund of purchase price, (minus shipping charges), or replacement.
If the marker was not constructed as requested (my error), or arrives damaged due to improper handling, it will be replaced free of any charges to you.
If the marker is not correct due to an error in the information you supplied there is nothing I can do.
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.