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desertNOVA

inspired ceramics

Tucson, Arizona · 1648 Sales

desertNOVA

inspired ceramics

Tucson, Arizona 1648 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(640)

Announcement   ALL MUGS ARE READY TO SHIP.
All of the glazes used are food safe. Everyone needs a favorite mug! Len

Announcement

ALL MUGS ARE READY TO SHIP.
All of the glazes used are food safe. Everyone needs a favorite mug! Len

Len Hughes

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Len Hughes

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(640)
Jennifer Capeheart

Jennifer Capeheart on Dec 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

It's absolutely gorgeous. My mom is going to love it! Thank you!!!

Calvin

Calvin on Dec 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful colors. Great Size. Perfect function. Feels good in your hand. Handles on these are great. Not too small. Just right. Looking forward to buying more.

Calvin

Calvin on Dec 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful work. Wonderful Mugs. Always better to see them in person. Nice artist. Highly Recommended. Thanks!

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About

I think mugs are very personal.

I feel that each person that has one of my mugs actually gets the mug that is meant for them. They open the cupboard, early in the morning, and it's there waiting to be filled.
A LITTLE HISTORY:
I have been a "potter" all my adult life. A little strange since I have a B.F.A. in painting from Bowling Green State University and an M.F.A. in Fine Art Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. I guess I just like getting my hands dirty!
My career in pottery has always been making Southwest pottery and fired in the raku process, which I still create for my galleries and gift shops around the country.
When the idea of opening an ETSY shop came to me, I had to decide what to showcase. I have always collected mugs by other potters. I like the way they feel. (And, they were affordable) So I thought I would start with mugs. I didn't want to "throw" them on the potters wheel and glaze them by dipping in glaze buckets. I wanted to make them a little more involved. I began by rolling out slabs of clay, impressing them with designs and hand building each one. After they are bisque fired, the hand painted glazes are carefully applied. This process takes quite a bit of time but I am happy with the results. They have a unique look. They are fired one more time to over 2200 degrees and ready to go.

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    I have been a "potter" all my adult life. A little strange since I have a B.F.A. in painting from Bowling Green State University and an M.F.A. in Fine Art Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. I just like getting my hands dirty!

Shop policies

Last updated on August 29, 2012
Thanks for coming by and having a look at my inspired ceramics. Everything that you`ll see here is hand built glazed and fired by me. Even though every effort is made to achieve consistency, variations in shape and glaze results are all part of the process. I hope you enjoy looking at my ceramics and find that little something you just can`t live without. Happy shopping and thanks for stopping. Len

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Payment
Accepted forms of payment are Paypal and coupon codes issued by desertNOVA. Payment is due at the time of purchase. If you reside in Arizona appropriate taxes will be added. Cancellation of your order before shipment will be honored and a full refund will be issued. Cancellation after shipment constitutes a return and will be handled as such.
Shipping
All mug orders are shipped via Fedex home or ground and always insured. Shipping charge is $11.00 per single item. If additional items are purchased at the same time by the same customer each additional item will be figured at $5.00 per item going to the same original shipping address. Upgrades are available upon request prior to the actual of purchase and will be charged appropriately. You will receive a confirmation email when your item is shipped and I will receive confirmation when it`s delivered. If you live in Tucson shipping can be saved if you want to stop by the studio and pick up your item(s), just type your personal code in the coupon code and we will contact you to set up a time to pick up your item(s).
We only ship at the above rate to the continental United States ie; original 48, sorry but this does exclude Alaska and Hawaii. Your shipping charges will be figured on an individual basis. No international shipments will be made.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unhappy for any reason please let me know within 3 days and I will happily exchange your purchase or issue a refund (less the original shipping charge) once the item(s) are returned. The buyer is responsible for the safe return and all shipping costs. Contact me for return authorization before you do anything.
If you receive your item damaged let me know within 72 hours so a damage claim can be filed and your refund can be processed asap. If you delay too long any claim will be denied by the carrier. I have no control over Fedex policy. You must also keep all shipping materials until claim is approved. BIG FYI! consider taking photo`s of the damaged item(s) and the packaging in case the shipper requires proof of damage.
Additional policies and FAQs
I`ve made every attempt to cover all the major issues that have arisen over many years in business. If a situation falls outside the policies as presented they will be dealt with in a honorable and fair manner. I stand behind my work and your satisfaction is my goal.
Thanks again for stopping by my shop. Len, desertNOVA