InFluxCeramics

Nature Inspired Porcelain Ceramics for Everyday Use

| Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Announcement    Welcome to InFlux Ceramics!

I create one of a kind handmade ceramic pieces that I hope will bring you joy and become a part of your daily life.

Each piece you see is made individually by hand by me, from start to finish, out of my studio in the New Mexico countryside.

I work with a smooth, mid-range porcelain clay, fired in an electric kiln to roughly 2232 degrees. I work on the potter's wheel as well as build by hand with both pinch and slab methods. I use a variety of surface decoration and finishing techniques and make my own glazes from scratch from recipes I have developed. My work is very durable and meant to be used often and enjoyed!

If you have any questions about my process or anything else, don't hesitate to contact me either through Etsy messages or via email: estherann31 (at) gmail.com.

Please take a minute to review my shop policies before purchasing-simply scroll to the bottom of this page.

For more images, process, and inspiration visit https://www.instagram.com/influxceramics/

For biography, statement, images of select work, and more visit my
Website: https://influxceramics.com/

Thanks for looking!

Esther

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 16, 2022

Welcome to InFlux Ceramics!

I create one of a kind handmade ceramic pieces that I hope will bring you joy and become a part of your daily life.

Each piece you see is made individually by hand by me, from start to finish, out of my studio in the New Mexico countryside.

I work with a smooth, mid-range porcelain clay, fired in an electric kiln to roughly 2232 degrees. I work on the potter's wheel as well as build by hand with both pinch and slab methods. I use a variety of surface decoration and finishing techniques and make my own glazes from scratch from recipes I have developed. My work is very durable and meant to be used often and enjoyed!

If you have any questions about my process or anything else, don't hesitate to contact me either through Etsy messages or via email: estherann31 (at) gmail.com.

Please take a minute to review my shop policies before purchasing-simply scroll to the bottom of this page.

For more images, process, and inspiration visit https://www.instagram.com/influxceramics/

For biography, statement, images of select work, and more visit my
Website: https://influxceramics.com/

Thanks for looking!

Esther

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About InFluxCeramics

Sales 481
On Etsy since 2014

Shop members

  • Esther Ann Smith

    Owner, Designer, Maker

Shop policies

Last updated on October 11, 2021

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I want you to be completely happy with your purchase. If something is not up to your satisfaction, please contact me directly so I can do my best to make things right and work something out.
In the event of a return, you will be refunded the cost of the item. I am unable to refund original shipping costs (if paid) and the customer is responsible for the return shipping. Please contact me prior to shipping the piece back to discuss the refund. Please ship within 14 days in the original packing materials.
If an item arrives damaged, please photograph the damage and contact me directly to discuss options.
Payment
I accept credit cards, debit cards and Etsy gift cards.
Shipping
Effective October 2021: Until further notice, I only ship one day per week, Tuesdays, regardless of the shipping estimate Etsy shows you. Please read the announcement for further details.
Once shipped, it's in the fate of USPS-your patience is appreciated with any delays they have.

Thank you for your understanding!

ADDRESS:
USPS may standardize the address you enter to ensure it will arrive. If it seems VERY different from the address you've entered I will contact you to make sure, yet usually I WILL use their recommendations.

PACKING MATERIALS:
I pack each item in bubble wrap as well as paper, surrounded by peanuts in a sturdy box. In some cases I will double box the items. I take great care in packaging my pieces to make sure they arrive safely. If something arrives damaged, please photograph the item and contact me directly to discuss options. I often reuse packing materials and boxes when clean and available.

TIME:
For MOST items, I use USPS 1-4 day Priority Mail. Tracking and insurance up to $50.00 is included. For lightweight items under 16 oz, I use USPS First Class Package Service, which takes 2-6 days. You have the option to upgrade to USPS Priority 1-4 Day at the checkout. Please note if these items are purchased with a different type of item that states Priority Mail, no upgrade is needed to ship Priority.

Please make sure you are shipping to a secure location-I am not responsible for stolen packages.

I currently am only shipping within the United States. I apologize for any inconvenience.

Local Customers:
Use the code "LOCAL" at checkout to waive the shipping fee and contact me to arrange a pick up in Santa Fe.

More information

Last updated on Oct 11, 2021
Frequently asked questions
NOTE ABOUT ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHS

I try my best to photograph my work to represent it as accurately as possible. In an ideal world, every camera, screen, phone, and browser would display color in the same way. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works in practice. Please understand that color is different on each device and within browsers. Also, viewing on object on a computer is much different than viewing the object in real life, whether in natural or artificial light. There are many variables that determine how we perceive color.

Measurements and Color/Glazes

Each piece is one of a kind and made by hand. Measurements can vary and sizes are approximate. For made-to-order items, size may vary up to a half inch.
Glazes vary from one firing to the next, and many factors influence their appearance. I have many different glazes in my palette, and often brush layers of one over another. This results in subtle hue changes from one to the next. Each piece is unique and beautiful, and never exactly repeatable.

Care instructions

My work is meant to be used and is very durable.

~All wares can be used for hot or cold food and drink, yet please avoid any extreme temperature changes.
~Vases are all functional and water tight.
~All glazes used on functional ware are food safe and non toxic.
~Dishwasher safe, handwashing recommended for longevity
~Microwave safe

Any questions please ask!

Wholesale availability

Please contact me directly to discuss: estherann31 (at) gmail.com