From The Inside Out.

Linden, Pennsylvania On Etsy since 2009


From The Inside Out.

Linden, Pennsylvania | 0 Sales

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Last updated on March 16, 2011
Hello! Welcome to Ratku, a place I've created to share my love of pottery (both wheel and hand built) and of Raku (the Japanese style of earthenware.) Creating forms with the wheel is a very freeing experience. I'm fortunate enough to belong to a community that shares this same idea and passion for art and creation.

I believe a form has its own purpose, that you have to let it be -itself-. Ceramics is fun and experimental and all about expressing form through touch. This is why I love it and want to share it.

Raku pieces, because of the firing process and the contents contained in the glazes, shouldn't be used for eating or drinking purposes. Not all pieces here are Raku fired and are noted if otherwise. Thank you for browsing and have fun!

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Returns and exchanges
Broken pieces will not be refunded or exchanged, shipping insurance is suggested to help avoid this.

I do want my customers to be happy though! If you decide you want to exchange your piece, you can do so. Mail back your order and the difference or credit of cost will be applied to the exchange.
You can purchase Ratku with credit cards (through PayPal), with Paypal, or by money order. If sending a money order, please make it out to Melinda Houvig. Payment is due upon clicking 'buy now' with online payments. Money orders must be received within two weeks. Please contact me before agreeing to buy an item if you would like to hold it, want to make payments on it, etc. so that payments can be worked out.

I reserve the right to cancel a sale and re-list the item if you disappear/and or do not send payment.
Once the payment is received, orders will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail, which typically arrives in 2-3 days (if a resident of the U.S.) Most orders will be shipped out 1-3 business days after payment has gone through, unless it has been specified otherwise.

International buyers, please Convo for shipping cost estimate and estimated delivery time. International orders will either be shipped USPS or UPS.