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Consensual Reality Feastware and Judaica

Fullerton, California · 2 Sales

consensualreality

Consensual Reality Feastware and Judaica

Fullerton, California 2 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Functional feastware and Judaica for those who dream of a better world, but live in -- and are in love with -- this one, and all it holds in its rainy arms.

All Consensual Reality products are made with lead-free, food-safe clays and glazes, and are dishwasher safe.

"The bowl form is an extension of the natural cupped hand, originally made to feel comfortable when placed in the hand. Pottery bowls from many world cultures have a special and almost imperceptibly contoured surface with slight ridges that fit the hand. In more recent times, in so-called sophisticated society, it has become the norm to eat one's food at a respectable knife and fork's distance from the ware. The sense of touch among people who seldom hold the plates and bowls they eat from has become considerably diminished as a result. Perhaps as a further consequence, the tableware made for mass consumption is less and less enticing to pick up and nestle."
-- Robin Hopper, "Functional Pottery: Form and Aesthetic in Pots of Purpose"

Announcement

Functional feastware and Judaica for those who dream of a better world, but live in -- and are in love with -- this one, and all it holds in its rainy arms.

All Consensual Reality products are made with lead-free, food-safe clays and glazes, and are dishwasher safe.

"The bowl form is an extension of the natural cupped hand, originally made to feel comfortable when placed in the hand. Pottery bowls from many world cultures have a special and almost imperceptibly contoured surface with slight ridges that fit the hand. In more recent times, in so-called sophisticated society, it has become the norm to eat one's food at a respectable knife and fork's distance from the ware. The sense of touch among people who seldom hold the plates and bowls they eat from has become considerably diminished as a result. Perhaps as a further consequence, the tableware made for mass consumption is less and less enticing to pick up and nestle."
-- Robin Hopper, "Functional Pottery: Form and Aesthetic in Pots of Purpose"

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Anonymous on Feb 28, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

FABULOUS skill and beauty! SUPER fast ship! Ordering more.

Anonymous on Feb 28, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

True artisan! Perfect piece Lightning fast ship. Ordering more.

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Last updated on March 2, 2011
Welcome to Consensual Reality, a shop for functional feastware and ritual items.

My ritual items are most often designed specifically for the Jewish community, though I also often make ritual items for my worldwide friends who approach the divine from other directions. I also try to make my items multi-purpose. A bowl is a bowl is a bowl, whether it holds candy, soup, or burning sage.

My feastware is a gift of love for the historical re-creation community, most often the Society for Creative Anachronism. I make my feastware slightly thicker and heavier than I would make dishes for home use, since it will presumably have to stand up to a good deal more abuse due to travel. Even so, it should be transported with padding, such as a thick fabric between each piece, to reduce the chance of chipping and breakage.

All pottery in my shop is made by me of mid-range, lead-free white stoneware, in a not-for-profit studio in Chicago, Illinois. After bisque firing, pots are glazed in food-safe commercial glazes and fired to cone 5 in an electric kiln.

My pots are food safe, oven safe, and diswasher safe, as long as reasonable care is exercised. Preheat dishes with the oven for oven use, and stack with space around each item in the dishwasher. I do not recommend using my feastware in the microwave, as the stoneware will get too hot and could cause injury. Never use pots directly on the stove top, nor expose to rapid temperature changes such as fridge-to-stove or oven-to-cold-countertop; use a pot holder or wooden trivet beneath hot pots to reduce the risk of cracking.

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Payment
I accept credit card payments only through PayPal. It is secure and simple to use, and PayPal payments may be made with your own PayPal account or with a credit card. Sorry, no checks, money orders, or cash.

Illinois residents must pay 6.25% sales tax, Chicago residents must also pay city sales tax of 10.25%. Sales tax will be charged on items shipped within Illinois, and these charges will appear on your PayPal invoice, which I will send to you via email.
Shipping
I ship via the United States Postal Service, using their Flat-Rate Shipping boxes. Items will be wrapped with bubble wrap. If the item is still loose in the box, extra space will be filled with newspaper or other packing material. Please re-use and/or recycle.

I don't make anything that's too large to fit into the USPS flat-rate boxes. If you order multiple items that won't fit all together in a single box, you will be charged for the number of boxes required to ship your items.

Your order will ship within 5 business days, as long as I am not offline for vacation or a Jewish holiday. Check my Vacation status.

I often reuse packaging materials, and I pack carefully. In the unlikely event of damage in shipping, please photograph both the packaging and the damaged product for your damage claim, and convo me right away. I will either refund your money (minus shipping charges) for unique items, or exchange the broken item for an undamaged item in the case of an item which is similar to another item I possess.
Refunds and Exchanges
There will be no refunds or exchanges, except for merchandise damaged in shipping (see Shipping, above). Why? Because it hurts my feelings when people tell me they don't like my work after all. I try to take very good pictures so that there won't be any odd surprises when your pottery arrives.
Additional policies and FAQs
I will send you one email when I get your order, and another when it has shipped. After that, it's in the hands of the post office.

I do not currently accept custom orders. I only list items that I currently have in my possession -- made, glazed, fired, and brought home from the studio -- so that I will never be in danger of having to back out of an order I can't complete in timely fashion.

However, your input is vitally important to me. If enough people send me convos and messages saying "I'd like a doohickey," I will probably start carrying doohickeys, once I've learned how to make them.