I sometimes like to tell my customers at art festivals that everything you see here started as a lump of clay, and then I happened to it (insert winning smile here). More specifically, each piece is wheel thrown and then hand detailed by me, and every design used in my work originated in my sketchbooks. I most emphatically refuse the slightest outside inspiration or influence; a lot of love goes into my work, and from mud to fire, this love is solely and uniquely mine. (It also helps that quite a lot of coffee goes into it too.)
I then like to explain to my customers that I'd never make a piece I couldn't use myself, therefore all of my work is food, dishwasher, microwave and oven safe, and designed with function and comfort of use in mind, primarily. Every spout has a startlingly clean pour, every handle is comfortable in the hand, and every piece is balanced just right. There's that love, again! Passion, even. I am patiently striving for nothing less than perfection, and if each kiln load isn't better than the one that preceded it, I'm unsatisfied.
This is my full time job! I travel around southern New England selling my work at art festivals, and occasionally list some items here in my downtime. Though the only hands to shape my work are my own, I'm assisted by my wonderful fellow who stays up all night with my kiln, moves heavy stuff, and bends wire of his own. You can see his work here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/BrownMonkeyMetalworx
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Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
All items are packed securely and shipped USPS Priority with insurance and delivery confirmation.
I will work tirelessly to craft your perfect item and am more than happy to remake it if it comes out of the kiln failing to conform to the agreed-upon specifications (I freely admit that the firing process can be unpredictable!). On rare occasions, items may take upwards of a month to complete, depending on how heavy my workload happens to be at the time.
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In the rare event that an item arrives damaged, the proper channels must be followed for the refund to be processed. Please contact me as soon as possible with a photo and make absolutely sure to keep every piece of packing material. You'll need to bring the box and all of its contents (including every last scrap of packing material and both damaged and undamaged pieces) to the post office in order for me to file a claim for you.