PAULOVA

Thoughtfully crafted, handmade wares for your home.

Portland, Oregon
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Announcement    Welcome to Paulova Ceramics! Everything you see in the shop is individually handmade on a potter's wheel in a small studio in Portland, OR. Sadly, the majority of ceramics now sold on Etsy are mass produced in China. There are no assurances that these ceramics are lead free or that the people involved in their production are treated fairly and free from economic bondage. We encourage you to read listings carefully when buying on Etsy and support locally made products when you can. Thank you!

All designs and images Copyright © Paulova 2022.

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 5, 2022

Welcome to Paulova Ceramics! Everything you see in the shop is individually handmade on a potter's wheel in a small studio in Portland, OR. Sadly, the majority of ceramics now sold on Etsy are mass produced in China. There are no assurances that these ceramics are lead free or that the people involved in their production are treated fairly and free from economic bondage. We encourage you to read listings carefully when buying on Etsy and support locally made products when you can. Thank you!

All designs and images Copyright © Paulova 2022.

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About PAULOVA

Sales 5,917
On Etsy since 2008

Thoughtfully crafted, handmade wares for your home.

Inspired by the functional and simple beauty of Scandinavian design, Paulova Ceramics are timeless pieces for the home. I hand make each piece myself, incorporating clean lines with a contrast of textures. These pieces are meant to be picked up, touched, and experienced. Enjoy!

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  • Paula Lopez Otero

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer

    Thoughtfully crafted, handmade wares for your home.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 30, 2022
Welcome to our shop! Paulova is a small scale business. Due to the handmade nature of our ceramics, subtle variations in the shape, size and glaze of each piece is to expected. If you have any questions about a particular item, send us a message before you make your purchase and we will be happy to answer your questions or concerns.

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: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
DAMAGED ITEMS:
We accept replacements or refunds on any items that are damaged during shipping. Please notify us within 48 hours of receipt and include a photo of the damaged item as well as the box and packaging materials. Please do not throw out any of the packaging until an insurance claim is processed. This is important. We cannot be held liable otherwise. The insurer will not accept a claim without photos of the damaged items and packaging. Once a claim is approved we will replace or refund your order. We will cover the shipping cost on replaced item(s).

RETURNS AND EXCHANGES:
We accept exchanges or refunds on some items if you are not happy with your purchase. You must contact us within 48 hours of receiving your item to qualify for a return or exchange. Unlike damaged items, we cannot cover the shipping charges on returns or exchanges. Once we receive the item and ensure it is in its original condition, we will process your return or exchange. Returned items will receive a refund to the original form of payment, minus the initial shipping cost. We cannot be held liable for returned items that are damaged during transit or are lost or stolen. Please wrap well, use a trusted shipping carrier and insure your package if possible.

All purchases are final on custom orders, pre-orders, sale items and match holders.
Payment
Items purchased are not sent out until payments are processed. Please make sure your address is current and valid. We cannot be held liable for items shipped to the wrong address provided to us.
Shipping
Packages are shipped from Portland, Oregon Monday-Friday within 1-3 days of purchase, unless it is a custom order or pre-order.

PLEASE NOTE:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may experience slight delays in shipment and delivery.

Most orders are shipped via USPS. Large or heavy orders may ship via UPS. Please be sure that you have provided us with a correct and verified address, otherwise we cannot be held responsible for packages that are not delivered.

We try to ship most items Priority Mail (1-3 day delivery) to get your order to you as quickly as possible. Smaller items, under 1 lb ship First-Class Mail (2-5 business days). Orders outside of the U.S.A. are shipped First-Class International or Priority Mail International, if over 4 pounds.

PRE-ORDER/MADE TO ORDER policy:
When combining an order of in stock items with any pre-order or made to order items, your entire order will ship together when all items are in stock and ready to ship.

PACKAGING:
While we must use some bubble wrap to keep your ceramics safe, the packing peanuts we use are made from organic potato starch. They decompose in water leaving no toxic waste. If you receive any other type of packing material, it has been recycled from our wholesale suppliers.

While we always include a business card, we don't always include paper receipts in our packages. You will receive a digital receipt from Etsy after placing your order. If a paper receipt is important to you, please request this when placing your order.

We cannot be held liable for packages that are unable to be delivered due to an incorrect address or lack of a mail receptacle. Please be sure to double check your shipping address before placing your order. If your package is returned to us, we are happy to reship it to the corrected address. However, buyer must pay for the second delivery. If you decide you would rather cancel the order, we will issue a partial refund, minus the initial shipping cost. Also the package must have been returned to us within a reasonable time frame, approximately 4 weeks.

If your package is lost in the mail or damaged, we will file a claim for you. The insurance policy states we must wait 20 days in order to file a lost claim, in case the package turns up. Damaged items will be replaced or refunded as soon as possible. Please keep your damaged item and ALL packaging materials, as we will need this evidence to file a claim. We cannot honor a claim without this.

PLEASE NOTE:
Once the tracking states that your package was "DELIVERED", it becomes your property and we can no longer be held liable. It is the buyers responsibility to call their local post office and/or file a theft report.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that the clay and glaze colors you see online will vary according to each computer monitor. We use a variety of clays which vary in color. Also, all of the ceramic pieces in our shop are made by hand on a potter's wheel. We do not use molds, therefore it is impossible to create exact uniformity in sizing. All sizes listed in our shop are approximations. If you need an exact size or color, please contact us before placing an order. We strive to make beautiful pieces, but subtle "imperfections" are to be expected. We do not consider these defects, but rather a sign that your piece was made by a human. We do however list some of our pieces as seconds when warranted, for example if the mouth of a mug was warped during the firing or if there is a noticeable issue with the glaze.

We primarily use matte glazes and it must be noted that matte glazes have a tendency to get little pin holes or tiny divots in them since they don't run like glossy glazes. The increased "flux" in glossy glazes normally covers up any of these "imperfections". Unless it is a quite noticeable imperfection, we are no longer listing these as seconds since this is such a common occurrence. If you are very particular about exact size, color, or perfection, we strongly urge you to contact us before placing an order.

Please read through our listings thoroughly, and feel free to contact us if you would like a more detailed description of an item before ordering.