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Welcome to my shop Majoleeka, I am Karen Baker.
From time to time someone will ask "What does majoleeka mean?" It comes from majolica(ma-ya-li-ka or ma-ja-li-ca) Majoleeka is pronounced Ma-JO-Lee-Ka. I was joking around with another majolica artist that there are so many ways people pronounce it, depending where you are. I thought perhaps we in the U.S. should have our own way of saying it.
Well any way that is the story behind my shop name and why it sounds like a foreign greeting.
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Majolica translated means white tin glaze over red earthenware. From what historic artifacts can tell that it's known beginnings were in Morocco and spread through out Europe from there. The style has adapted according to the resources that are available, so it is not unusual for an artist to use a white earthenware or the English adaptation made with molds that have relief images of fruits and vegetables on highly ornate serving pieces and vases.
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At the moment I have a mixture of majolica and under glazed pottery pieces. While selling from a show or out door event people do buy for gifts for family and loved ones. And you may want to consider when you buy a gift for someone near and dear that you get yourself a little something too.
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I am hoping that the gifts you buy become memories to cherish, add your own special treats to my pottery art, and it becomes a treasure to remember.
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Learn more about my process, https://www.etsy.com/shop/Majoleeka/about?ref=shopinfo_about_leftnav

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Last updated on Sep 21, 2018

********Start picking your favorites for gift giving during your holidays.**********
By hearting(clicking on the heart in the right hand corner of the first image) and then creating a favorites list so that you can keep your ideas on hand.
This will not only keep your list on hand, but also will send you notices when there is a sale happening on an item you chose. If you "Heart" the shop, you will get notifications when new items are added to that shop.
Etsy is finding ways to help you shop, and sellers to keep their buyers informed on their favorite sellers.
Happy shopping everyone!
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Welcome to my shop Majoleeka, I am Karen Baker.
From time to time someone will ask "What does majoleeka mean?" It comes from majolica(ma-ya-li-ka or ma-ja-li-ca) Majoleeka is pronounced Ma-JO-Lee-Ka. I was joking around with another majolica artist that there are so many ways people pronounce it, depending where you are. I thought perhaps we in the U.S. should have our own way of saying it.
Well any way that is the story behind my shop name and why it sounds like a foreign greeting.
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Majolica translated means white tin glaze over red earthenware. From what historic artifacts can tell that it's known beginnings were in Morocco and spread through out Europe from there. The style has adapted according to the resources that are available, so it is not unusual for an artist to use a white earthenware or the English adaptation made with molds that have relief images of fruits and vegetables on highly ornate serving pieces and vases.
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At the moment I have a mixture of majolica and under glazed pottery pieces. While selling from a show or out door event people do buy for gifts for family and loved ones. And you may want to consider when you buy a gift for someone near and dear that you get yourself a little something too.
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I am hoping that the gifts you buy become memories to cherish, add your own special treats to my pottery art, and it becomes a treasure to remember.
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Learn more about my process, https://www.etsy.com/shop/Majoleeka/about?ref=shopinfo_about_leftnav

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Making some Santa ornaments in the middle of July. Getting ready to start loading the kiln soon. Majoleeka.com
From my hands to yours...
Made with all my heart for you!
Come visit my shop to see more unique, one of a kind, hand made and painted pieces of pottery. #majoleeka #handmadegifts #majolica #madewithlove #truelove
Planning for the new year to come. Not losing sight of importance of living life well and conscious of decisions that will bring more love to the world I live in. May love be your guiding light as well. Peace to all.
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About

From my hands to yours...Made with all my heart.

Welcome to Majoleeka! A shop full of red earthenware and majolica. Each piece is made by myself. Each is unique even if similar.
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I started my Etsy shop Majoleeka, https://www.etsy.com/shop/Majoleeka 2009. In late 2013 I committed to myself to learn how to make it work. I joined a team, Etsy Mud Team. With many experienced members I was able to get insight to get things happening. Now I volunteer for the team in promotional activities.
My first sales were with family and friends. These are easy conversations to have online. And that is the type of conversation I hope to have with future clients, customers and collectors.
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Majolica is my chosen and favorite technique to finish my creations in clay. I have experimented with under glazes and slip carving called scraffito. Sometimes I like to combine what I have tried with the majolica to see where it can take me.
In red clay, I like to create objects that will be my canvases. Most will be blank and full of spontaneous opportunity. Others that have added ornamentation will already have a clue to what direction my imagery will go.
After I glaze a group of pots, I then choose several glazed pots to work on with a selected design. Each will be kin to each other. The design will have a selected color palette to work with. There will be repeated elements in each, that is what will make them a grouping or family.
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Then they are loaded into the kiln as soon as a design is completed. When the kiln is filled it will be fired. This is when the magic of the layering becomes evident.
Beautiful colors emerge, happy accidents too! I have never been disappointed at this stage, sometimes educated but never disappointed.
These are creations I have made influenced by my drive to do good work. Work that is inspired by my family, friends and the world around me. My cats, my garden and my kitchen.
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In addition I am learning to write, to be able express the feel of the pot into your hands.
In essence the pot actually comes from my hands to yours. My head, heart and hands make these pots for your enjoyment, pleasure and use.
Please visit my Face Book Page, Karen Baker's Front Porch Studio at www.facebook.com/pg/majoleeka/

Shop members

  • Karen Baker

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Artist, potter, clay artist, illustrator and then I am the photographer, marketer, shop owner. Like on the outside of the box says, "From my hands to yours...made with all my heart".

  • Annabella

    The Boss Of Me

    Senior cat that has a love for the sunny table that I work on. Purrsuasive in getting me to sit down and get to work everyday.

  • Ben

    Heavy Lifter And Cup Handle Tester

    My husband not only helps with lifting heavy boxes, he lifts my spirits on long days and short deadlines.

  • Opal

    Future Studio Helper

    Rescued kitten, trouble maker, curious and bound to create chaos and foot prints in work yet to be made.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 21, 2018
Welcome to my Etsy shop Majoleeka. My shop contains handmade pottery decorated in the style of majolica. My work has great appeal to women and men alike.
My work can be used in the kitchen and dining rooms or any room you think appropriate. Use for serving or storing.
All first time buyers will get a coupon for 10% off the purchase of their next items. But look for sales and additional promotions listed in my Facebook page, KarenBakersFrontPorchStudio.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Please let me know if there are any problems with your order. I am happy to work with you on a solution.

For items damaged in shipping, please e-mail me a photo of the damaged piece, save the piece and original shipping material, contact me and I will process for the insurance. I will then process your refund.

Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have in advance of purchase. I am convo friendly! Since each piece is original, and impossible to duplicate exactly, all sales are considered final but if there is a problem, I want to know about it so an amicable solution can be worked out.
Payment
Items purchased will be shipped within 24 hours of payment being cleared. If you are a first time buyer please check Etsy's help guide to make it easier. https://www.etsy.com/legal/direct-checkout/?ref=list
Shipping
I will insure all items. If there is a $3.00 or more overage in my shipping and handling I will make sure you are refunded the overage before your package is shipped.
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All items will be packaged carefully with bubble wrap tissue and in some cases Styrofoam. Ceramics costs a bit more due to needing to be packed well for their safe arrival to you.
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Postage and packaging is included in the shipping prices.
I will be shipping USPS and usually can arrive in a week to ten days.
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I cannot predict weather conditions that may hinder the timely arrival of your package, I hope you understand.
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If anything should arrive to you broken please contact me as soon as possible so that I will be able to begin filing a claim.
Additional policies and FAQs
Personalized items take longer to make. I am a sole working artist, I have no staff, I may require your patience in the area of time. I will do my best to deliver. I will not design according to your wishes but will(if it is possible) add a name(s) or a date to a design that I already make.
* Policies listed are subject to change only to improve the buyer and sellers experience.
Privacy
Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a personalized custom order for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
• Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me
https://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=6963690&referring_id=5534342&referring_type=shop&recipient_id=6963690

More information

Last updated on Mar 16, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Best to be served in and not placed in microwave. Dish washers that get hot may damage the glaze, hand washing is recommended.