BlueButterflyCrafts

Unique Handmade Ceramic Creations Inspired by Nature

Accrington, United Kingdom · 494 Sales

BlueButterflyCrafts

Unique Handmade Ceramic Creations Inspired by Nature

Accrington, United Kingdom 494 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(148)

Announcement   Due to the increase of postage rates, UK orders will be sent 2nd Class, unless you choose the 1st Class upgrade. Thank you.
If you live in or near East Lancashire, England, check my website for pottery classes: www. BlueButterflyCrafts.co.uk
Please note SIZES are indicated on listing descriptions.
Thank you for your visit!

Announcement

Last updated on May 14, 2018

Due to the increase of postage rates, UK orders will be sent 2nd Class, unless you choose the 1st Class upgrade. Thank you.
If you live in or near East Lancashire, England, check my website for pottery classes: www. BlueButterflyCrafts.co.uk
Please note SIZES are indicated on listing descriptions.
Thank you for your visit!

Marion Walsh

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Marion Walsh

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(148)
Ofry Arnon

Ofry Arnon on Apr 17, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I searched for an orange dish to suit a cactus which has an orange part. I contacted the artist and was so glad she agreed to make the small adjustments I asked for and even added an additional orange dish for free! I purchased several more dishes at the same time and they are all beautiful and were packed with extra care. Thank you so much.

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About

Escape in Clay

I started ceramics in 2001 at night's school and I fell in love with clay. I was then a full time assistant editor and I found it difficult to fit some creative time in my busy life. However, I much needed it and the 2 hours I spent at the studio every week were truly happy times!!

In 2010 my job came to an end and my husband encouraged me sell my work and in March 2011 a Blue Butterfly was born!

In February 2013 a new chapter was started when I bought my very first kiln. Exciting!! And in 2017 I got a little workshop built at the side of my house. I currently handbuild my work, often using a pastry rolling pin to create slabs of clay. I also use coiling and pinching techniques. I use commercial glazes which I apply by hand.

I find that when I work with clay, time stops and I forget all my worries. It's a moment of total escapism.

I love the versatility of clay, especially the potential to produce three-dimensional pieces, either functional or purely decorative. I make small sculptures, candle and tealight holders, small dishes, vases and wall art, jewellery - just to name a few. I mostly use stoneware and porcelain. I now fire everything myself in an electric kiln. All my work is created entirely by me from the original design to the finished product. For my jewellery and some of my pots, I use commercially purchased components (beads, charms, wire, leather cord, findings etc.) which I combine with my ceramics. All of my jewellery includes at least one ceramic component handmade by me.

I am inspired by the beauty of the natural world. Leaves, flowers, animals and landscapes are regular motifs in my work, and I often use leaves to impress patterns into the clay. I also use stamps, and various household objects such as lace, hessian, buttons, screws, dowels, paint brushes, wall paper etc. I am also been loosely inspired by the steampunk genre. I also do needle felting and acrylic painting and I sometimes combine media.

I am a proud member of the Etsy Mud Team and of Etsy Lancashire and I am very grateful to my teammies for all their help and advice!

Shop members

  • Marion Walsh

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photography

  • Milou

    Foot Or Lap Warmer, Furry Friend And Inspiration!, Marketer

    Havanese bichon. Loves everyone. Nose like a little magnet with bits stuck on it most of the time.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 14, 2018
All my items are designed, handmade and handpainted with love by me! I hope you'll like them!

If you are shopping for a gift, I can send your purchase directly to the recipient, and include a note from you at no extra charge. Just send me a note in the Message to Seller section when you checkout

NEW TO ETSY? Here is Etsy's guide to your first purchase:
http:// www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php

Accepted payment methods

  • 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)
I am happy to accept returns within 14 days whenever possible. Please send an email first to let me know what is being returned and why. Goods will only be accepted back in perfect condition as sold. P&P is not refundable. Return P&P must be met by the buyer.

I can't accept returns on personalized items.

In the event of a DAMAGED item, the Buyer will receive a refund or replacement item AFTER they provide all documentation required by the insurance company. This may require sending a photo of the damaged item and/or signing an affidavit confirming the damage.
Payment
I accept PayPal and bank cards. If you prefer PayPal, please make sure you follow the link to Paypal to complete your transaction. It is not the default form of payment.

PLEASE NOTE:

VAT is NOT included in the prices, however, NO VAT will be ADDED either. As a small seller in the UK, I don't have to be VAT registered.

Buyers are responsible for any customs or duties fees that may apply. Sellers aren't responsible for delays due to customs. Check up there if your country will charge you fees: http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/
Shipping
I aim to post your items the next working day and no later than 3 working days after payment of the order - unless it's custom made. I will let you know when your order has been dispatched.

As far as possible I try to recycle packing material and boxes. Please let me know if this is not suitable for you.

- UK ORDERS will usually be sent via Royal Mail 2nd Class signed for, except lower value items for which 'signed for' is optional: please purchase the upgrade to that effect. 1st class upgrade is also available.

- INTERNATIONAL ORDERS will be sent via Airmail or Airmail Tracked. Items should be with you within 14-21 working days. The bigger/most expensive items are shipped Airmail Tracked. The other items can be posted Tracked - please purchase the upgrade to that effect.
Additional policies and FAQs
FEEDBACK

I would appreciate that you leave feedback after you received your order. In that way, I’ll know that you have received the item and are pleased with it.

If you do have a problem then please contact me first.

OTHER

Please contact me if you have any queries or if you would like a custom order.

You can visit my website www.bluebutterflycrafts.co.uk or my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-Butterfly-Crafts for more information

Contact me via Etsy Conversations or at Blue_Butterfly_15(at)yahoo.co.uk
Privacy
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 authorised 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 personalized 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:
• 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;
• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
• 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
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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: 4 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
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 EU, 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 certain territories, including the EU, 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:
• 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.
• Change, restrict, delete. 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.
• Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) 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 compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Marion Walsh, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at Blue_Butterfly_15 [!at] yahoo.co.uk. Alternately, you may mail me at: 37 Tunstall Drive, Accrington, BB5 5DG, UK