ClaybyStacia

Pottery ring holders, kitchen accessories, and decor

Kyle, Texas 2433 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (618)

ClaybyStacia

Pottery ring holders, kitchen accessories, and decor

Kyle, Texas | 2433 Sales

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Announcement    Thank you for visiting Clay by Stacia! I make high quality stoneware pottery from my home in Kyle, Texas. Each item is handmade on my pottery wheel or from a slab of clay. After decorating, I fire, glaze and re-fire each piece. My ring holders have glass melted in the bottom, which crackles as it cools, creating a beautiful effect. In addition to selling on Etsy, I vend at various festivals and fairs throughout central Texas. You can also find my work at Artisans: A Texas Gallery located at 234 West Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624.

If you live near the Kyle area, feel free to stop by to pick up your purchases, and I can refund your shipping charges. Contact me, and we can work out the details!

Learn more about Clay by Stacia here: www.claybystacia.com and www.facebook.com/ClaybyStacia

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Last updated on Aug 26, 2019

Thank you for visiting Clay by Stacia! I make high quality stoneware pottery from my home in Kyle, Texas. Each item is handmade on my pottery wheel or from a slab of clay. After decorating, I fire, glaze and re-fire each piece. My ring holders have glass melted in the bottom, which crackles as it cools, creating a beautiful effect. In addition to selling on Etsy, I vend at various festivals and fairs throughout central Texas. You can also find my work at Artisans: A Texas Gallery located at 234 West Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624.

If you live near the Kyle area, feel free to stop by to pick up your purchases, and I can refund your shipping charges. Contact me, and we can work out the details!

Learn more about Clay by Stacia here: www.claybystacia.com and www.facebook.com/ClaybyStacia

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About ClaybyStacia

Sales 2,433
On Etsy since 2012

Unique and Durable

I started my ceramics shop with one main goal in mind: to create unique pottery that people can use every day.

All of my pottery is thrown on my pottery wheel or built with slabs of clay, making each piece one-of-a-kind. I also use glazes that I mix myself to add that special, personal touch.

To ensure that all of my pottery is durable enough to stand the test of time, I fire to 2185 degrees F. Pottery fired to high temperatures is natuarally stronger than low fire pottery.

I also test all of my glazes to make sure they will withstand everyday use. I have soaked a sample of each glaze in vinegar to make sure it will withstand the acids naturally found in foods. I also boil each glaze sample in dishwashing detergent, to ensure that each of my pieces will have a long dishwasher life. My promise to you is that I will only use materials that pass my rigorous durability tests.

This is my basic creation process:
- I weigh a lump of clay to ensure it is the correct amount, and wedge, or knead it, to remove any air bubbles and even out the moisture content.
- I make the piece either by throwing on my wheel, or rolling out a slab of clay and forming it into the shape I want.
- I let the piece dry for a day or so, then trim away excess clay from the bottom, add handles, and make other adjustments. Then I cover it in plastic to keep it from drying too quickly.
- The piece dries slowly over the course of one to two weeks. If it dries too quickly, it could crack.
- I load my kiln and fire all my dry pieces the first time. This is called a bisque firing.
- The pieces are removed, and I glaze them either by dipping or painting.
- After the glaze dries, I fire them again.
- When the kiln has cooled, I remove each piece and inspect it, then smooth any rough spots with a special stone.
- Now the pottery is ready for you to use and enjoy!

Go to YouTube to watch me make a bowl in a three part series!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDKk8SLeP_Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDwvC4gCrBQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGeAi70XVuA

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Last updated on September 16, 2019
Thank you for visiting Clay by Stacia! My goal is to create one-of-a-kind pottery that people will use in their everyday lives. My pottery is wheel thrown or hand built, ensuring that no two pieces are exactly alike.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
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
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If an item arrives damaged or broken, please notify me within 14 days of receipt, including a photo of the damages. You may choose between 1) a full refund or 2) a similarly priced piece from my Etsy store.

If an item arrives significantly different than the order, ship the item back to me and I will refund the return shipping costs and ship the correct item, after I have received the undamaged return item.

If you decide you do not want an item: before it ships, notify me in writing and I will issue a full refund. :after it ships, return the item and I will issue a refund for the purchase price after receiving the undamaged return item. In this instance buyer is responsible for all shipping costs (initial and return) except in the EU where I am required by law to refund the shipping price as well.

To exchange an item that arrives as described and undamaged, ship it back to me, and after I receive it undamaged, I will send you your exchange item. In this instance, buyer is responsible for all shipping costs. If necessary, I will send you a Paypal invoice to cover additional costs.

Please package return items carefully. If I receive the item broken due to poor packaging, I can't issue a refund or exchange. Please use the least expensive USPS service (I cannot issue full shipping refunds when items are returned via expensive shipping) and please include tracking information. Insurance is not necessary. Please email me a photo of the receipt.

I will happily refund the cost of an item that never arrives. I do not consider an item to be missing for at least 4 weeks on domestic orders, or 10 weeks on international orders.

Please request refunds, returns, or exchanges in writing within 14 days of receiving the shipment. Please ship any returning items within 30 days of receiving.
Payment
I accept major credit cards through Etsy Direct Checkout and PayPal. All payments must clear before I ship. I will send you a notification when your order has been shipped. Sales tax may apply.
Shipping
My processing time is 1 to 3 business days. This is the amount of time it takes me to get your item in the mail. Shipping times, described below, are the amount of time it takes the postal service to deliver the order. Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee that the postal service will deliver within these times.

On domestic orders, I ship via USPS First Class Mail or Priority Mail with shipping confirmation. This usually takes 1 to 4 business days. Multiple items may ship them separately.

On international orders, I ship USPS First Class International for shipments up to 4 pounds, or USPS Priority International for shipments over 4 pounds. Shipping time is variable, and items may be held in customs, so I cannot guarantee shipping times. Buyer is responsible for any customs, duties, taxes, or other fees associated with importing.

I ship my pottery in clean boxes wrapped in bubble wrap, newsprint and/or foam. I reuse shipping materials as much as possible. Please reuse or recycle your packaging materials!

I am happy to ship gifts directly to the recipient! If you don't order in time for your gift to arrive by the special day, I can email you a printable note saying that the gift is on its way!

If you would like items shipped to multiple addresses, please order them separately. Thank you!
Additional policies and FAQs
Please send me a convo if you are interested in a custom item, and we can work out the details. Non-custom items ship as is, and cannot be personalized.

Since all of my pottery is hand made, no two pieces will be exactly alike in shape, size, color, or design. All sizes are approximate. I use stock photos on most listings.

I only use materials that will withstand the dishwasher, microwave, oven, and freezer. All of my dinnerware is food safe. Please be aware of the following care guidelines, so that your pottery will be beautiful for generations: My dinnerware is dishwasher safe, however many cycles in the dishwasher over time can dull the glossy glaze. This is due to the alkaline nature of dishwashing detergent. Wash your pottery by hand if you would like to maintain the high gloss, or use an acidic dishwashing detergent, such as Lemi Shine. (I have no stock or agreement with Lemi Shine). Remember that pottery is susceptible to thermal shock. It can reach freezer or oven temperatues, but it must get there slowly and evenly. So don't preheat your oven, or take something directly from the freezer to the oven. And please don't use on the stovetop, broiler or grill. Pottery can be sharp if broken, so please use care, especially when handled over hard surfaces. Please don't leave young children unattended with pottery.

My pottery with melted glass inside are beautiful because of how the glass crackles as it cools. However, these cracks can harbor bacteria that washing won't remove. So please don't bring food into direct contact with my crackled glass items.

Colors may vary.

My house is smoke free and pet free.
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how I collect, use, and share information when you purchase, contact, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services. It is written to comply with European Union privacy policy guidlines. This Privacy Policy does not apply to third parties including Etsy, or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can view Etsy's privacy policy here https://www.etsy.com/legal/privacy/

To fulfil your order, you must give me certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), including your name, postal address, payment information, and the details of the pottery you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information, such as email address, if you contact me directly.

I will use your information 1) as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, settle disputes, or provide customer support 2) when you have given your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my emailing list 3) if necessary to comply with the law, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law 4) to improve my services, 5) to comply with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

I share your personal information in a limited way with 1) Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use 2) trusted third party service providers, such as USPS, but only to the extent necessary to perform services 3) Legal entities to respond to legal process or to government requests; enforce my agreements, terms and policies; prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

I retain your personal information as long as needed to provide you with my services, as described in my Privacy Policy, to comply with the law, to resolve disputes, or to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your name and postal address for less than a week (though Etsy retains this information, and I can access it, acording to their privacy policy). I generally keep a shortened version of your user name (for example, if your username is "Elizzagurrl5," My records may show "Eliz"), the date, price, and item you ordered (and email address if you provide it to me directly) indefinitely, unless you request I delete it. I have no access to your credit card information, unless you provide it to me over the phone, in which case I will destroy it, generally within a week.

I store your information on my personal hardware located in Texas, USA. I will not transfer or store your information on third-party clouds or servers, except as necessary to provide services to you by communicating through my Etsy Convos, or my gmail account.

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. Except in certain circumstances (like where I am required to store data by law) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.

You can object to 1) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and 2) 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.

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.

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Stacia Miller, am the data controller of any personal information processed through Clay by Stacia. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at miller.stacia [!at] gmail.com or mail me at 1241 Arbor Knot Dr, Kyle, TX 78640

If you want access, correction or deletion of personal information held by Etsy, you may send a request directly to Etsy.