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Jill Van Zanten Pottery

Davis, California 191 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(72)

Announcement   I make functional pottery that invites touch, interaction and treasured every-day use. Click on Adaptive Pottery and you will see my latest collection of work, which takes into account the eating and drinking challenges faced by those with hand dexterity issues. For the full story on how my adaptive pottery came to be, check out the Adaptive Pottery page on my Jill Van Zanten Pottery website, at https://jillvanzanten.com/adaptive-pottery/ or read a local newspaper article about the project at http://www.davisenterprise.com/arts/accessible-ceramics-artistic-and-useful-to-all/

Clean lines, understated glaze colors and Japanese-inspired stamp designs distinguish my work. All of my pieces fired to Cone 5 for high durability and are dishwasher-safe, microwave-safe and lead-free, ready for your everyday use. Find my work locally in Davis at Cloud Forest Cafe, Davis Food Coop, Three Ladies' Cafe, Pence Gallery, and Redwood Barn Nursery.

My process:
To see my pottery making process up close, watch a 2 minute clip of me demonstrating how to make a wheel-thrown cup at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIaasTiEzOg (yes, it really is as fun as it looks).

To learn more about my work, visit my website at jillvanzanten.com, or my Jill Van Zanten Pottery facebook page.

Shipping:
I can usually ship within three to five days of receiving an order. Pottery is heavy and requires extensive cushioning so shipping is not cheap! My shipping charges are based on averaged Priority Mail and Flat Rate costs to mail my ceramics. The best way to save money is to buy multiple items at once (perhaps buddying up with a friend) in order to fill a large flat-rate box.

You will receive tracking number and $100 insurance. I pack items with great care but in the event that breakage happens in transit, please photograph the broken item and packaging and send the photo to me within two days so that I can file a claim. You must keep the broken item and all the packing material and box until the claim is settled since you may need to show these to USPS.

Sales tax:
California residents will need to add 8.5% sales tax, which Etsy will calculate for you and add to your shipping.

Local folks save shipping:
If you live in the Davis/Sacramento area, you are welcome to come by and pick up your purchases and save your shipping fees. You are automatically charged for shipping as you go through check-out, but I will refund your shipping fees through your Etsy account.

Discounts:
I am a small-batch operation and hand-throw, glaze and fire all of my pieces by myself, so my costs do not go down even when I make multiples of an item. (This is in contrast to factory-made ceramics, which often use overseas production and in which there is an economy of scale.) Therefore, I cannot take wholesale orders or offer reduced prices. The best way to save money is to be strategic about shipping (see above). If you happen to live in the Sacramento Valley area, you can find my work locally; see my website for locations at www.jillvanzanten.com.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 8, 2018

I make functional pottery that invites touch, interaction and treasured every-day use. Click on Adaptive Pottery and you will see my latest collection of work, which takes into account the eating and drinking challenges faced by those with hand dexterity issues. For the full story on how my adaptive pottery came to be, check out the Adaptive Pottery page on my Jill Van Zanten Pottery website, at https://jillvanzanten.com/adaptive-pottery/ or read a local newspaper article about the project at http://www.davisenterprise.com/arts/accessible-ceramics-artistic-and-useful-to-all/

Clean lines, understated glaze colors and Japanese-inspired stamp designs distinguish my work. All of my pieces fired to Cone 5 for high durability and are dishwasher-safe, microwave-safe and lead-free, ready for your everyday use. Find my work locally in Davis at Cloud Forest Cafe, Davis Food Coop, Three Ladies' Cafe, Pence Gallery, and Redwood Barn Nursery.

My process:
To see my pottery making process up close, watch a 2 minute clip of me demonstrating how to make a wheel-thrown cup at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIaasTiEzOg (yes, it really is as fun as it looks).

To learn more about my work, visit my website at jillvanzanten.com, or my Jill Van Zanten Pottery facebook page.

Shipping:
I can usually ship within three to five days of receiving an order. Pottery is heavy and requires extensive cushioning so shipping is not cheap! My shipping charges are based on averaged Priority Mail and Flat Rate costs to mail my ceramics. The best way to save money is to buy multiple items at once (perhaps buddying up with a friend) in order to fill a large flat-rate box.

You will receive tracking number and $100 insurance. I pack items with great care but in the event that breakage happens in transit, please photograph the broken item and packaging and send the photo to me within two days so that I can file a claim. You must keep the broken item and all the packing material and box until the claim is settled since you may need to show these to USPS.

Sales tax:
California residents will need to add 8.5% sales tax, which Etsy will calculate for you and add to your shipping.

Local folks save shipping:
If you live in the Davis/Sacramento area, you are welcome to come by and pick up your purchases and save your shipping fees. You are automatically charged for shipping as you go through check-out, but I will refund your shipping fees through your Etsy account.

Discounts:
I am a small-batch operation and hand-throw, glaze and fire all of my pieces by myself, so my costs do not go down even when I make multiples of an item. (This is in contrast to factory-made ceramics, which often use overseas production and in which there is an economy of scale.) Therefore, I cannot take wholesale orders or offer reduced prices. The best way to save money is to be strategic about shipping (see above). If you happen to live in the Sacramento Valley area, you can find my work locally; see my website for locations at www.jillvanzanten.com.

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Shop policies

Last updated on January 18, 2018
Welcome! All of my ceramics are wheel-thrown or hand-built stoneware, meant to be enjoyed for every day use. Due to the hand-made nature of the work, each piece is unique, but many of the pieces work well together as sets. My glazes are lead-free and all pieces are microwave-safe and dishwasher-safe.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Discover
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Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Should breakage occur during shipping, please send me a photo of the packaging and breakage within 2 days so that I can file a claim with USPS. Please keep the broken item and package until the claim has been resolved, at which time I will fully refund you.
I am a small operation and am not able to absorb shipping costs for returned items. Thanks for your understanding!
Payment
Direct checkout, PayPal or Etsy gift certificates are accepted.
California residents will be charged California sales tax, which will automatically be applied to your purchase at checkout.
Shipping
I ship by U.S. Priority Mail, which takes 2-3 business days, unless you contact me to make other arrangements. My shipping charges are based on estimated costs to ship your item from California to the eastern half of the U.S., and include postal insurance.

I wrap each piece well, using recycled packing materials (which I hope you will again recycle or reuse). In the unlikely event that breakage occurs during shipping, please send me a photo of the packaging and breakage within two days so that I can file a claim with USPS.

If you live in my area and prefer to pick up your purchase, please let me know and I will refund your shipping charges.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that the Etsy Administration conducts random market testing that may affect the way you are able to view my ceramics and my shipping fees. I, as a shop owner, have no control over these activities and am often unaware of the changes the consumer is seeing. If you have any difficulties viewing my items or navigating through my shop, please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to help you!