JuliaSmithCeramics

Modern Illustrated Pottery Handmade in Scotland

Inverness, United Kingdom · 5057 Sales

JuliaSmithCeramics

Modern Illustrated Pottery Handmade in Scotland

Inverness, United Kingdom 5057 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(1407)

Announcement   Hello and welcome to my shop.

I throw and hand-build a variety of pottery intended for everyday use with earthy red or lava-like black clay. All pieces are handmade by me with lots of love and care.

All of my items are in stock and ready to despatch. If you require an item that has sold out or would like a custom made piece, please do contact me.

All International and EU orders are posted via Royal Mail Airmail, which does not provide any tracking. If you would like to upgrade your postage, so you can track your parcel, please contact me before you place your order. All UK orders are posted via 1st class post.

Thank you for visiting my shop.

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website: www.juliasmithceramics.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/julia.smith.ceramics/

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 13, 2017

Hello and welcome to my shop.

I throw and hand-build a variety of pottery intended for everyday use with earthy red or lava-like black clay. All pieces are handmade by me with lots of love and care.

All of my items are in stock and ready to despatch. If you require an item that has sold out or would like a custom made piece, please do contact me.

All International and EU orders are posted via Royal Mail Airmail, which does not provide any tracking. If you would like to upgrade your postage, so you can track your parcel, please contact me before you place your order. All UK orders are posted via 1st class post.

Thank you for visiting my shop.

*******************************************

website: www.juliasmithceramics.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/julia.smith.ceramics/

Julia Smith

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Julia Smith

Green Stripe Side Plate
Green Stripe Side Plate
$28.99
Black Ceramic Tree Serving Bowl
Black Ceramic Tree Serving Bowl
$92.25
Blue Cup with Red Glaze Detail
Blue Cup with Red Glaze Detail
$23.72
Porcelain Cottage Brooch
Porcelain Cottage Brooch
$10.54
Pine Forest Beach Mug
Pine Forest Beach Mug
$26.36
Tall Rustic Forest Mug
Tall Rustic Forest Mug
$31.63
Tall Gold Moon & Winter Tree Mug
Tall Gold Moon & Winter Tree Mug
$31.63
Dark Gold Moon and Tree Mug
Dark Gold Moon and Tree Mug
$26.36
Tall Blue Tree and Gold Moon Cup
Tall Blue Tree and Gold Moon Cup
$28.99
Small Bee Sugar Bowl
Small Bee Sugar Bowl
$21.09
Rustic Mountain Bike Mug
Rustic Mountain Bike Mug
$26.36
Mountain Bike Cereal Bowl
Mountain Bike Cereal Bowl
$28.99
Rustic Blue Tit Saucer
Rustic Blue Tit Saucer
$18.45
Little Forest Espresso Cup
Little Forest Espresso Cup
$21.09
Tall Grey Pine Trees Mug
Tall Grey Pine Trees Mug
$31.63
Small Ceramic Bike Cup Espresso Mug
Small Ceramic Bike Cup Espresso Mug
$21.09
Rustic Blue Tit Mug
Rustic Blue Tit Mug
$26.36
Mossy Green Coffee Cup
Mossy Green Coffee Cup
$26.36
Small Mossy Green Mini Pourer
Small Mossy Green Mini Pourer
$21.09
Small Green Grey Stoneware Espresso Cup
Small Green Grey Stoneware Espresso Cup
$21.09
Sperm Whale Mug
Sperm Whale Mug
$26.36
Speckled Blue and Cream Bowl
Speckled Blue and Cream Bowl
$26.36
Small Bike Mini Pourer
Small Bike Mini Pourer
$21.09
Mountains Mug
Mountains Mug
$26.36
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1407)
Mick Heaver

Mick Heaver on Jun 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
noeliaaa

noeliaaa on Jun 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The tree brooch is so pretty. Thank you!

noeliaaa

noeliaaa on Jun 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love my new mug! The mug was well packed so it arrived in perfect condition.

xoxostationery

xoxostationery on Jun 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The mug is stunning and packaging was a totally unexpected by very much appreciated treat.

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About

The Story behind Julia Smith Ceramics

My name is Julia Smith and I am a ceramic maker based near Inverness in Scotland. All the pottery in my shop is thrown or hand built and hand printed designs are added to the glazed surfaces inspired by my local natural environment and the simple pleasures of everyday life.

I discovered ceramics whilst at art school in Glasgow studying to be a product designer. I was immediately drawn to the messy organic nature of clay and the pyromaniac in me was fascinated by the changing effects fire has on clay and glazed surfaces.

I have been working with clay since graduating from art school in 1996 initially working on public and community art projects in Glasgow then developing my own pottery range and moving to the Highlands in 2010.

I live in a small quiet village on the banks of the Moray Firth where dolphins can occasionally be spotted. You will mostly find me in my studio listening to Radio 4 making my orders or developing new forms and glazes.

I am always experimenting to keep my work fresh and challenging and visited Denmark in 2014 on a ceramics residency developing direct printing on clay techniques.

A trip to Iceland in 2015 led to a new body of work made with black lava-like clay and colourful organic flowing glazes inspired by the fascinating glacial/ volcanic landscape.

If I am not in the studio you will probably find me in my garden tending my vegetable plot or in the kitchen making experimental dinners.

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    Hi, I am Julia a potter based in the Highlands of Scotland. Natural earthy ceramics combined with modern printmaking best describe my everyday use ceramics.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 20, 2017
Welcome to my shop. Each piece of ceramics is handmade at my workshop in Ardersier near Inverness. If you are looking for something in particular or a special commission, please contact me.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
I accept Paypal and expect payment within 7 days. If payment has not been made within this time I will contact you by email and if I get no response I will cancel the order. Please keep your etsy and paypal address information up to date. I will use the etsy address if they are different. If you have any problems with checkout or payment, let me know and i will do my best to help you out. If you need to cancel your order please let me know before the order is shipped. You will need to cover the shipping costs (+ return)if it has already been posted.
Shipping
Orders are shipped the same or next day as payment is received unless otherwise discussed, for example a custom order. You will be emailed personally once your order has shipped and also if there is any delay. I ship orders within 1-2 business days of cleared payment being received. For the UK items are sent 1st Class Royal Mail.
Everywhere else orders are shipped via Standard International. Please be aware that this service can take from one week up to four weeks and does not provide Tracking information.
If you require Royal Mail RECORDED DELIVERY (UK next day delivery) or International Tracked & Signed please select that option at checkout or CONVO me before payment so I can adjust your shipping costs.

Combined shipping is offered for multiple items only if payment is sent for all items in one transaction.


*Gifts*
If you would like your order sent to another address as a gift, let me know and I can include a gift card from you and a short message.

*International Orders*
I am happy to take orders from any country. Let me know where you would like it shipped and I will weigh the item and find out the actual shipping costs allowing you to make an informed decision before you buy.

*Custom or import duties*

If your delivery country charges customs or import duties - these will be charges once the package reaches the destination country. You will have to pay these charges. Unfortunately we have no control over the charges and cannot inform you what they will be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country – so if you have any questions regarding this, please contact your local customs office for further information.
Refunds and Exchanges
*Lost or delayed items*
You will be sent an email confirming that your package has been sent. If your order has not arrived after 2 weeks of that email please let me know and I can look into it. I put my return address on all packages so it may end up being posting back in some cases. Please make sure you provide a correct address. If a package has to be resent due to you providing me with an incorrect address, you will be liable for the additional postage costs.

*Refunds/ Exchanges*
I accept refunds/ exchanges only if what I have sold is broken, defective or quite different from what I have described it as or shown in the photographs within 7 days of you receiving it. Please read the listing carefully so you know what size the piece so you know what to expect.
I do not accept unauthorised returns under any circumstances.
Additional policies and FAQs
*How to Care for the Pots*
My earthenware work is dishwasher safe, though I recommend a combination of handwashing and the dishwasher, since handmade pots are inherently less durable than industrial. People have been known to put my earthenware pots in the microwave, but it is not something I recommend because it is the iron (metal) that is giving the clay its rich red color. This high iron content can crack pots in a microwave. I fire my clay hotter than normal earthenware in order to vitrify the body and make it as durable as possible. Do not put pots with gold or silver lustre decoration in the microwave.

*Custom Orders*
I am happy to discuss custom orders. Please contact me for more information or to discuss your idea. Thanks for visiting my shop.