by Paula Lopez Otero

Portland, Oregon · 1339 Sales


by Paula Lopez Otero

Portland, Oregon 1339 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

paulova is taking a short break


Note from shop owner My shop will be temporarily closed until March 27th. Thank you!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 18, 2017

My shop will be temporarily closed until March 27th. Thank you!

Paula Lopez-Otero

Contact shop owner

Paula Lopez-Otero


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Mini Nightshade

Mini Nightshade on Mar 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Took good time to ship which was good. And they are very cute

Kimberly Langston

Kimberly Langston on Mar 4, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

These made a great gift and super cute!

Lacey Harmon-Baker

Lacey Harmon-Baker on Feb 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

They are perfect and so adorable!

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100% handmade ceramics...from me to you.

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; from the exposed raw clay body, to the interior smooth glaze, to the cork which tops each jar and the candle wax that fills each bowl. These pieces are meant to be picked up, touched, and experienced.



Shop members

  • Paula Lopez Otero

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer

    Paulova Ceramics are entirely handmade by me, in my Portland, Oregon home studio.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 12, 2015
Welcome to my shop! All of Paulova Ceramics are handmade by me, Paula Lopez-Otero. Please understand that each item is therefore a unique, one of a kind piece. If you have any questions about a particular item, send me a message and I will be happy to answer your questions or concerns.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Items purchased are not sent out until payments are processed. If sending a check in the mail, checks must clear first before packages are shipped. If paying via PayPal, please make sure your address is current and valid, otherwise I will not be covered under the seller protection policy and this will delay shipment until corrected.
Packages are shipped out from Portland, Oregon Monday-Friday within 48 hours of purchase. Orders placed on Friday will most often ship out Monday morning.
All orders are shipped via USPS and are fully insured. Please be sure that you have provided me with a confirmed address, otherwise I cannot be held responsible for packages that are not delivered.

To keep shipping costs low for my customers, most orders ship Parcel Post (2-8 business days). I will automatically upgrade to Priority Mail when it is similarly priced. Packages under 13 oz 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.

While I must use some bubble wrap to keep your ceramics safe, the packing peanuts I use are made from organic starch. They decompose in water leaving no toxic waste : )

Also, please note that I do not include receipts in any shipments unless otherwise requested. I will send you a shipping notification which is your digital receipt, containing: product, price, shipping address and tracking number. This reduces paper waste and keeps the price concealed from gift recipients.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will accept replacements or refunds on any items that are damaged during shipping. Please notify me within 48 hours of receipt and include a photo of the damaged item. I will cover the shipping cost on replaced item(s).

I will accept exchanges or refunds if you are not happy with your purchase. Please notify me within 48 hours of receipt. Buyer is responsible for the return shipping charges. The exchange or refund will be processed once I receive the item and ensure it is in its original condition. I cannot be liable for returned items that are damaged during transit or are lost or stolen. So please wrap well, use a trusted shipping carrier and insure your package if possible.

All purchases are final on custom orders and sale items.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please remember that clay and glaze colors you see online will vary according to each computer monitor. I use a variety of clays which vary in color. Please read through my listings thoroughly, and feel free to contact me if you would like a more detailed description of an item before ordering.