hamerandclay

Custom Equine and Pet Ornaments

Grande Prairie, Canada · 382 Sales

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Announcement   Happy Holidays!
The listings will be going up in the next few days and I will open up the shop for orders after Christmas.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 23, 2017

Happy Holidays!
The listings will be going up in the next few days and I will open up the shop for orders after Christmas.

Kelsey

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Kelsey

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About

Happiness in Clay

Hamer & Clay started on a whim six years ago. Boredom, a penchant for making horses a familiarity with clay was all that was needed.

I was introduced to polymer clay as a young child by an eccentric and crafty nanny who handcrafted big funky hair clips from the pachouli scented nook in the heritage house my mum, the nanny; Corrine and my brother and I shared. Instead of barrettes and hair clips, I made horses, and I'm sure it drove Corrine nuts.

From that winter day in 1993 onward, I had a fascination with clay and the things I could create. I could make my own little world out of clay. It was simply marvellous.

As I grew older polymer was eventually replaced with earthenware and paint. Craft by Fine Arts. Creating on a whim by creating the conceptual. It seemed my humble beginnings of plasticized clay were lost in the bustle of university life, and creating 'real art.'

Something changed six years ago. I dug out my old box of clay, and began making horses again. Not for any reason other than it made me happy. It made me feel at home softening the clay in my hands and creating little clay horses like I did when I was a child.

It feels good to let my imagination run free. It feels good to remember the smells and textures of riding when I create a little plastic ornament, to obsess over the smallest details. It makes me smile to know these little pieces of clay bring so much happiness to everyone who touches one.

Happiness above all else is why Hamer & Clay exists.

Shop members

  • Krang

    Quality Control

  • Penny

    Shipping Specialist

  • Kelsey

    Creator, Customer Service, Owner

  • Avon

    Cuddle Specialist

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Last updated on Oct 15, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Each listing is made to order. You do not need to request a custom order but you are always welcome to.

Care instructions

If the ornament is not being displayed year round, consider wrapping it in tissue paper and placing it back in its original gift box for safe keeping.

These are delicate items that can withstand minor bumps, drops and scuffs.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Each ornament is shipped in a kraft jewellery box with a satin ribbon. Custom wrappers available upon request. Please contact the shop.

For shipping purposes every ornament will be individually wrapped in tissue paper, and then bubble wrap and placed inside a rigid jewellery box. Individual boxes are then placed in bubble mailers. Larger orders are again wrapped in bubble wrap and shipped in a cardboard box.

How do I send photos?

You can send up to three photos per chat window in the Etsy messaging feature. Sending multiple messages is perfectly fine.

If you would prefer to email photos please contact the shop.

My ornament arrived broken or it isn't what I expected.

Hamer & Clay prides itself on customer service. If your ornament arrives and is broken, or not quite right contact the shop immediately.

Remakes & refunds are two ways the shop strives to ensure customer satisfaction. Replacement ornaments are always shipped free of cost. If you select a refund, it will be handled promptly and professionally.

Is the shop open year round?

The busiest season is September - December. January and February are spent working on post Christmas orders, and things typically die down to a dull roar from March onward.

In the summer, the shop owner and sculptor is busy volunteering with the local horse club and eventing community, riding her horse and farming.

The shop is open all year but the best time of year to order is during peak season.