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Irreverent Ceramics by Pumphouse Studios Julia Janeway

Ashland, Oregon · 412 Sales

pumphousestudios

Irreverent Ceramics by Pumphouse Studios Julia Janeway

Ashland, Oregon 412 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(146)

Announcement   Hello! I am a former professor, art teacher's daughter and current mom and ceramic artist living in working in the beautiful Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon. All the work you see in this shop is handmade by me.

Locally, you can find my work at Hanson Howard Gallery (Ashland), Rogue Gallery (Medford) and The Northwest Nature Store (Ashland.)
"The story of the salmon" show and other work are currently down at SnowCreek Studios in Mt. Shasta, CA.

I'm also over on the coast at Touchstone Gallery in Yachats.

Check out what I'm up to on my fb page:
http://www.facebook.com/pumphouse.studios
or follow on Instagram: wasithere

and here's to finding the hope of spring even if we are still in winter.

Onward,
Julia

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 31, 2017

Hello! I am a former professor, art teacher's daughter and current mom and ceramic artist living in working in the beautiful Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon. All the work you see in this shop is handmade by me.

Locally, you can find my work at Hanson Howard Gallery (Ashland), Rogue Gallery (Medford) and The Northwest Nature Store (Ashland.)
"The story of the salmon" show and other work are currently down at SnowCreek Studios in Mt. Shasta, CA.

I'm also over on the coast at Touchstone Gallery in Yachats.

Check out what I'm up to on my fb page:
http://www.facebook.com/pumphouse.studios
or follow on Instagram: wasithere

and here's to finding the hope of spring even if we are still in winter.

Onward,
Julia

Julia Janeway

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Julia Janeway

Don't You Dare Give Up Bird Dish
$20.00
Blue Owl Dish
$20.00
Sandhill Crane Platter with Wavy Rim
$85.00
Small Owl Plate
$18.00
Polar Bear Plate with Blue Rim
$85.00
Courage Wren
$20.00
Blue Winter Bear Dish
$20.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(146)
tkdmandy

tkdmandy on Dec 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My daughter absolutely loves this bunny as an earring tray. Beautifully made!

DanaKayArt

DanaKayArt on Jan 21, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully designed and made. This is my second purchase from this seller and her work is joyful!

tkdmandy

tkdmandy on Nov 13, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful little plate, promptly shipped, and well packaged. I hope you restock your etsy store!

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Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2011
Hello! Thank you for visiting my etsy shop.

When I am not chasing after two toddlers, I am in my pumphouse making ceramics full time.

I usually work with a white clay and love the leatherhard stage the best--- that is when I brush on colored slips and underglazes, then carve out my designs. Although I trace around one of my drawings, I carve spontaneously. As a result, I might make several magpie platters, but no two are exactly alike.

The work is then bisque fired, glazed with a clear glaze, and fired again to Cone 5.

Is Being Pretty Safe?
As you can see, I can’t resist illustrating my ceramics, but don’t let their decorative quality fool you: they are all food safe, oven safe, and lead free. All of my work should withstand the dishwasher as well, although I would recommend handwashing the larger platters and “bead dishes.”

Below is some information on everything from my shipping policies to hanging a platter. Please read on before purchasing.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Payment
I prefer that you pay immediately through Pay Pal.

If you would rather pay by personal check or money order, please notify me in the “message to seller” so I know why I’m not getting a Pay Pal notification.

I wait until I receive payment before shipping work. (Please note that if you do pay by check, this could take up to two weeks longer.)
Shipping
The art of PACKING AND MAILING:
Yes, I wish I were sending you something made from dandelion fuzz and not ceramics. Be that as it may, I pack your purchase with great paranoia and tenderness. I bubble wrap everything, use high quality wrap and boxes which I bought. I send all packages first class or priority mail and pay the extra for tracking. As a result, THE SHIPPING COSTS WILL BE A FEW DOLLARS HIGHER THAN THE POSTAGE COST, but rest assured I am doing my best to see that my work survives well the journey to your home. NEW POLICY: I will refund your shipping cost if it is greater the price of packaging, plus postage and delivery confirmation. I want to make money on my pottery not in shipping costs!

Large platters are not shipped with other items. They travel in their own roomy first class compartments. You can, however, ask me if you wish me to box them with other lovelies!

SHIPPING:
I ship to your etsy address. If you wish your item to be shipped to a different address, please let me know in the “message to seller.”

Because I haul the kids and your package down the side of a mountain to my local rural post office, I ship out only one day a week—Friday morning. So if your order is in and paid for by 5:00 p.m. pacific standard time on the Thursday before, then it will go out that Friday. If not, I’ll send it the next Friday.

When I can, I will try to expedite shipping your item sooner, but cannot guarantee this.

I use USPS, parcel post and priority mail depending on size and weight of the item.

If you would like something shipped sooner and/or with a different carrier, please convo me, and I’ll try to see what I can do. I would ask that you be responsible for the extra shipping fees.

International buyers: International shipping will be done through the best method I can find for your country. Please note that your country may charge a customs fee when you pick up your package. I have no idea what this might be, but I assume you will be able to find out by calling your local post office. The customs fee is not included in the shipping price I will quote you; therefore, you are responsible for paying for any fees incurred.

Please don’t ask me to mark your package as a gift. I don’t want to be fined or sent to jail for mail fraud. (What would my babies do?)

If you wish your package insured, please convo me. You will be responsible for the insurance fee; we will adjust your shipping price accordingly.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please remember that my work is handmade and, while I might use the same patterns, each piece is one of a kind. The capriciousness of ceramics is also at play-- the brown glaze might develop blue highlights in the kiln, for example, or the green turn out slightly darker than expected. I try to be faithful in my descriptions and photographs in truly representing the piece.

Therefore, unless something is broken in transit or because of me, I cannot make exchanges.

I also can’t handle commissions at this time, but I do work in a series. If I have more colors of a certain design, or if a piece is part of a series, I will note it in the item’s description.

Along with that, a tip from me as a buyer on etsy: Note carefully the described size of the piece you are ordering. That way you won’t be shocked if something is larger or smaller than you expected.

Please make sure you are choosing the handmade piece you really like. Thanks.

Breakage:
If something was broken because of packing (which I will try my hardest not to let happen) or in transit, please photograph it. Send the photo to me within 5 days and convo me—I will be happy to work out a replacement or refund for you.

I am not responsible for any breakage because of customs checks.

If you live in or are passing through the Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley, please contact me and you can come pick your purchase up from my Ashland studio.
Additional policies and FAQs
Want to hang your platter on the Wall?
If you wish to hang one of the large platters on your wall, string very flexible picture wire through the clay hanging knobs I’ve put on the backs and GENTLY twist to secure. The platters usually don’t weigh more than three pounds (the weight of an average framed picture), so buy your wire accordingly. If you know you are going to hang your platter, and wish for me to put some wire on, I’d be happy to do it for free. Just let me know before I ship it to you.

Except with the true-blue galleries I am already in, I do not do commissions. I would, however, entertain wholesale queries.

If you are a fabulous art museum or gallery and want to have me do a show—of course! And if you’re offering to make me famous, I accept.