BHClaysmith

Clay to Wear, Clay to Share, Bare Copper Wire...

Cherry Hill, New Jersey · 1612 Sales

BHClaysmith

Clay to Wear, Clay to Share, Bare Copper Wire...

Cherry Hill, New Jersey 1612 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(659)

Announcement   As you peruse my shop, you'll find my INTAGLIO flexible rubber stamp mats produced for me by Ready Stamp, a Muscular Dystrophy group in California and being offered to enhance your creative endeavors. In the states, I can ship 5 Intaglio mats in one Priority flat rate envelope, so expect a refund on shipping costs if you order more than 2 mats. You'll find hand formed ceramic clay beads & pendants which you can use to fashion your own fabulous wearable creations. I also make my own line of jewelry, ceremonial clay rattles and "functional" ceramic pieces.
The other side of "making" seems to be collecting, so interesting items from the past will also show up here. All in all, visiting BHClaysmith is a fun romp you're sure to enjoy...

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 16, 2018

As you peruse my shop, you'll find my INTAGLIO flexible rubber stamp mats produced for me by Ready Stamp, a Muscular Dystrophy group in California and being offered to enhance your creative endeavors. In the states, I can ship 5 Intaglio mats in one Priority flat rate envelope, so expect a refund on shipping costs if you order more than 2 mats. You'll find hand formed ceramic clay beads & pendants which you can use to fashion your own fabulous wearable creations. I also make my own line of jewelry, ceremonial clay rattles and "functional" ceramic pieces.
The other side of "making" seems to be collecting, so interesting items from the past will also show up here. All in all, visiting BHClaysmith is a fun romp you're sure to enjoy...

Barbara Hanselman

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Barbara Hanselman

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About

Clay is my passion...

My ongoing exploration into engobes & terra sigillatas has helped me discover new ways to generate colorful patterns, textures and finishes on all sorts of clay bodies. Whether shaping simple clay beads or fine tuning a transfer-to-surface process, I enthusiastically explore ALL my clay options, asking myself ‘what if’ every time I’m confronted with clay and its possibilities. But once techniques are mastered it is time to really listen…

First I wanted to build with clay, eat off its river rock surface and drink from the empty spaces it defines. I then wanted to hear the sound of clay as it moves to and fro within itself or as it tries to be its own call in the wild - so I make rattles which memorialize beginnings. Now I want a total “Clay Shibumi” where I am the adaptable turtle or the Bodhi leaf impressed in the clay’s surface; where I know the power of each single hand-formed bead touching my skin. I want to be what the clay is saying as I wear it and fondle it (the way old Greek men stroke their worry beads). So I strive to compose the language of clay and I eagerly impart (to anyone interested) the intriguing ways of clay beads. Whether knotted together in strands or left as single symbols of contemporary artifacts for carrying in pockets, these miniature manifestations personify peace, harmony and partnership in a time when dominance & strife seems the norm. Beads worn or handled absorb our very essence becoming an extension of who we are and what we wish to become.

Shop members

  • Barbara Hanselman

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Maker & Mentor Of All Things Clay.

    Before I found clay, I ate, slept and breathed interior and architectural design; I had no life without my client list. Then in 1994, I attended a ceramic clay workshop and I knew I had to learn more...

  • Redford Underfoot

    Assistant, Inspirational Shop Cat

    I am the keeper of the shop maintaining a calm and inspirational atmosphere in which to create.

Production partners

  • Ready Stamp

    San Diego, CA

    Ready Stamps is a unique full service marking device manufacturer. As a division of United Cerebral Palsy Association, a nationally known and respected non-profit organization, we have been providing job training and employment for persons with disabilities since 1982.

Local

Find BHClaysmith at the following upcoming market!

  • Ceramic Clay to Wear
    Blue Santa Beads
    1165 W Baltimore Pike
    MEDIA, PA

    May 17–Dec 31

    One of a kind handmade ceramic clay pendants and beads by BHClaysmith as well as finished necklaces, earrings and bracelets using these unique beads.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 17, 2018
Thank you for visiting my Etsy Shop where I offer my line of Intaglio rubber stamp mats, raw copper wire, handmade stoneware & earthenware clay jewelry components as well as my own designs of Jewelry, Ceremonial Rattles and functional ceramic pieces. (I do offer select vintage finding now and then.)
Since I want you to experience what it means to wear clay and how it absorbs your very essence as you wear it, I will do everything in my power to honor your clay component requests - All you have to do is ask!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 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)
  • Items on sale
If you are not happy with your purchase for any reason, email me and I will arrange for you to return it and receive a refund less all shipping costs. You must contact me within one week of receipt of your order for this to happen.
Payment
Direct Checkout or Paypal is best!
Etsy orders paid by check or money order will be held no more than 10 days in lieu of payment. After 10 days, the merchandise will be returned to my Etsy shop.
Shipping
I will ship your pre-paid order within 24 hours of receiving it unless it is over a weekend or holiday in which case, I will ship it out on the first day of business through the US Post Office.
Additional policies and FAQs
WHOLESALE ORDERS - Please contact me, Barbara Hanselman at BHClaysmith [!at] gmail.com to arrange wholesale purchases.

INTAGLIO FLEXIBLE STAMP MATS ANGEL POLICY
This Angel Policy is a form of limited license that specifies how the stamped images made from my INTAGLIO flexible rubber stamp mats can be used. It also lists all BHClaysmith requirements regarding the uses of Intaglio flexible rubber stamp mats. Typically this outlines under what circumstances, a user can make and sell items created using the Intaglio stamps of BHClaysmith.

BHClaysmith has a very generous Angel Policy, which allows users to work with the stamped images without restriction and this includes creating products for resale.  
BHClaysmith does NOT work on the basis that Intaglio rubber stamps are being sold for personal use only. But we do require that any items that are created for resale must be hand stamped and not reproduced mechanically or electronically and we also prohibit the use of assembly or production line processes to create stamped products.
Stamped images made from BHClaysmith INTAGLIO rubber stamp mats CANNOT be used to create logos, clip art or for other commercial use however there is -
1. No limitation on how many products can be made with an Intaglio mat
2.No parameters on where the products can be sold
3.No required copyright statement to post
4.No written permission needs to be requested and issued to the user

This might all sound pretty daunting to a user who is unfamiliar with Angel Policies – however the terms of a policy are not meant to be restrictive or prohibitive. They are simply to protect the original artist, the stamp manufacturer and the stamper from the misuse of stamped images.

Barbara Hanselman, BHClaysmith, Updated 2/2017 
Privacy
BHClaysmith Etsy Privacy Policy

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.

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 choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order for example) if you contact me directly.

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:
1.Using your information to fulfil your order, settle disputes or provide customer support.
2.When you have provided your affirmative consent (which you may revoke at any time) by engaging in conversations relative to a purchase from me or signing up for my mailing list.
3.Complying with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases as required by US tax laws as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests provided those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as (a) 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 (b) 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
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
1.Etsy - I share information 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.
2.Service providers - I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
3.Business transfers - If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
4. Compliance with laws - I may collect, use, retain, and 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 retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described 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. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 3 years.
Transfers of Personal Information Outside the US
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the US, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

Your Rights
If you reside in the United States, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
1.Access. 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.
2.Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of or delete your personal information. With the exception of special circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will delete your personal information upon request.
3.Object. You can object to (a) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (b) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
4.Complain. If you wish to raise a concern about my use of your information, you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me
For purposes of US data protection law, I, Barbara Hanselman, aka BHClaysmith, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at bhclaysmith [!at] gmail.com. Alternately, you may mail me at:
Barbara Hanselman
1119 Warren Avenue
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 USA