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Handmade Ceramics by Michelle Smith McLaughlin


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About CalyerCeramics

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I'm a multidiciplinary artist that makes one-of-a-kind ceramic tableware out of Brooklyn, New York.

I grew up in Boston and studied photography officially, although I was always interested in working in clay. I took a few classes on the side whenever I could. After graduating, I worked in the photography industry as a fine art printer, retoucher, a freelance photographer. Shortly after I moved to New York, the ceramics world pulled me back in, and I have been selling my work ever since. I love designing and using functional artwork, I find it incredibly satisfying.

Water is a huge influence in my work; I think you can see that peeking out in the colors I use in my designs. I started swimming when I was very young. I have always lived near the water, in Boston and now Brooklyn. In the summer, I spend as much time as possible on a lake in Maine.

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    Michelle Smith McLaughlin is the designer and artist behind Calyer Ceramics. Her work is inspired by natural, organic forms, melty ice cream colors, and cantaloupes. She makes everything herself, by hand or on the wheel.

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Last updated on June 3, 2013

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Returns and exchanges
No returns, unless the item arrived damaged. If you receive a damaged package contact me right away. I will file an insurance claim with the shipper and send you a replacement piece as soon as possible :)
I accept payment via paypal or credit card.

Payment must be received within 3 days of purchase or the sale will be canceled.
If an item reaches you in a damaged condition, I will exchange it for a replacement for a similar item of equal value. Please notify me within 3 business days of receipt if you receive a damaged item and ship it back to me. Buyer is responsible for the cost of return shipping.

For US Domestic Shipping I use USPS. If you would like shipping upgrades such as delivery confirmation, let me know prior to purchasing. I am unable to ship to PO Boxes.

All international orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail International. These are shipped with a tracking number, but are handed off to the local postal service upon arrival in the destination country. Buyer is responsible for duties, fees, or taxes incurred.
Additional policies and FAQs
Each piece is one of a kind and made entirely by hand or on the wheel. or both :)

I recommend hand washing and and I would avoid prolonged soaking of unglazed pieces. I use food safe, lead free glazes unless otherwise noted in the description. Dirt and stains on unglazed surfaces can be removed with a scrubby pad or a wire brush and a bit of baking soda.

If you have a retail shop and are interested in carrying my work, please send me an email a michellesmithmclaughlin [at]