Announcement Welcome to Light a Fire on Etsy. Here art meets life through affordable and high-end handmade objects made for everyone. I am the owner/operator Frederick Doerpholz a ceramic and multimedia artist in Denver, Colorado. Light a Fire offers a unique assortment of my work, including dinnerware, mugs, cups, bowls, wall mounted and free standing sculptures, and other functional and nonfunctional ceramic items. Please enjoy and Thank You for your visit!
Welcome to Light a Fire on Etsy. Here art meets life through affordable and high-end handmade objects made for everyone. I am the owner/operator Frederick Doerpholz a ceramic and multimedia artist in Denver, Colorado. Light a Fire offers a unique assortment of my work, including dinnerware, mugs, cups, bowls, wall mounted and free standing sculptures, and other functional and nonfunctional ceramic items. Please enjoy and Thank You for your visit!
Sardine Riot on Apr 25, 2016
if you're thinking about buying mugs from a talented source, look no further. these are much better in person than i even anticipated!
Tarah on Apr 9, 2016
Love the mug, and the inside is as much a work of art as the outside.
Art For Everyone!
An act of artistic creation, like no other human undertaking, is an act of kindness and deep understanding. It is a means of looking for truth and beauty throughout the world in an effort to see these things flourish and grow. I am dedicated to the art of making and the refinement of my craft. As an artist, I firmly believe that those who choose this path should have the opportunity to live valuable lives making art, while adding to the beauty and sustainability of our communities, and our planet in the process.
Additionally, everyone should have access to these creations, along with the opportunity to accept or positively challenge artists’ works, to add to them, and to encourage artists to take their ideas further and into new realms. In every work I make, I strive to uphold my firm beliefs that art should not be a luxury, art should not be reserved for the few, and it can transform our lives for the better.
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Born and raised in Colorado I've traveled far only to return to the Rockies where my heart belongs. I am humbled and inspired by the beauty of this state and work to carve out my place right here in Denver, encouraging everyone to buy handmade!
By choosing to shop with Light a Fire on Etsy you are receiving a unique hand made item. I strive to bring as as much dedication and precision as one person can provide, trying to deliver a continuously evolving body of work. My goal is to make sure every purchase you make with me is original, inspiring, and hassle free. Your patronage is very warmly welcome.
Functional ceramic work is dishwasher, and microwave safe, (if you have any issue in this area please contact me) and most of it could be put in the oven, but unless specified it's probably best to forgo that treatment.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Packages will arrive via USPS, UPS, or other reliable companies. I will try to provide you with tracking information to your email. Shipping takes time and I thank you for you patience, I am one person. In the end I'd rather things get to you intact then trying to rush. If you're in a hurry, accommodations can be made, just specify. Faster shipping cost more. If your anything like me you don't mind waiting a few days for something great. Please offer any specifics about your shipping address if this needs to be related to the carrier (example: beware of dog, door around back, that kind of thing).
If you purchase on a weekend it may take more time to process. I do not ship overseas at this time, sorry.
Refunds and Exchanges
*In the case of breakage during shipping, please document the products condition in photograph and keep the packaging (carries will require this for insurance claims). Please provide me with as much detail as possible so I can avoid future mishandling.
If the product fails because of manufacture defects don't hesitate to open a dialogue with me so we can make it right.
In most cases, exact replacement will not be possible so credit towards other items in stock or a new commission** is available. (**case by case basis applies)
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