SecondChanceCeramics

Recycled EcoFriendly Mugs, Decorated and Functional

Bellevue, Ohio

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Announcement    This shop is closing for good on January 15, 2020. Everything in the shop will be 30% off starting Saturday, December 14, 2019, and everything will still have free shipping.

I'm sorry to close this shop!! But several of my suppliers have gone out of business, and I can't find good alternatives.

The auction company that I used to buy pottery to recycle has gone belly up. And I am almost out of food grade iron oxide for my decal printer, and I can't purchase that grade of iron anymore. So, when the iron oxide is gone, I'll be finished.

I have listed everything that I'm going to list, so if you see something in the shop, it is likely to be the last one available. The shop is closing on January 15, at the latest. Earlier if I sell most of it. A shop with only a couple things looks lonely.

I'll be sad to see this shop close. Its been open for more than 9 years. It has seen me through wonderful times and terrible times, and I'll miss it. I've had such fun, and have enjoyed you, my customers the most. My favorites are those that tell me what you are purchasing for. "My mom's birthday", "To remind me of my grandmother that loved Emily Dickinson" or the very best: "I just couldn't resist!". I'm going to miss you.

I'm not going to be twiddling my thumbs, though. I'm working more with my wet clay, and will be filling up my AntB.etsy.com shop as I have time. And please look at chickybuns.etsy.com, too. It's my daughter's shop.
Thank you! Be Blessed.


Welcome to Second Chance Ceramics!
All the items in the shop are ready-to-ship.
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I recycle white porcelain and stoneware mugs by adding my own handmade decals, and firing them into the glaze at more than 1000 degrees F. They are food safe, can be put in the top rack of the dishwasher and are microwave safe.
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Thank you so much for browsing through my shop! And always feel free to drop me a line through Etsy Convo's! And I am always happy to answer questions!

-Antonia

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 13, 2019

This shop is closing for good on January 15, 2020. Everything in the shop will be 30% off starting Saturday, December 14, 2019, and everything will still have free shipping.

I'm sorry to close this shop!! But several of my suppliers have gone out of business, and I can't find good alternatives.

The auction company that I used to buy pottery to recycle has gone belly up. And I am almost out of food grade iron oxide for my decal printer, and I can't purchase that grade of iron anymore. So, when the iron oxide is gone, I'll be finished.

I have listed everything that I'm going to list, so if you see something in the shop, it is likely to be the last one available. The shop is closing on January 15, at the latest. Earlier if I sell most of it. A shop with only a couple things looks lonely.

I'll be sad to see this shop close. Its been open for more than 9 years. It has seen me through wonderful times and terrible times, and I'll miss it. I've had such fun, and have enjoyed you, my customers the most. My favorites are those that tell me what you are purchasing for. "My mom's birthday", "To remind me of my grandmother that loved Emily Dickinson" or the very best: "I just couldn't resist!". I'm going to miss you.

I'm not going to be twiddling my thumbs, though. I'm working more with my wet clay, and will be filling up my AntB.etsy.com shop as I have time. And please look at chickybuns.etsy.com, too. It's my daughter's shop.
Thank you! Be Blessed.


Welcome to Second Chance Ceramics!
All the items in the shop are ready-to-ship.
************
I recycle white porcelain and stoneware mugs by adding my own handmade decals, and firing them into the glaze at more than 1000 degrees F. They are food safe, can be put in the top rack of the dishwasher and are microwave safe.
****

Thank you so much for browsing through my shop! And always feel free to drop me a line through Etsy Convo's! And I am always happy to answer questions!

-Antonia

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About SecondChanceCeramics

Sales 4,972
On Etsy since 2011

Take a Dash of Pottery, add a splash of Ephemera, and Recycle it all together...

My craft is pottery (see my other shop at AntB.Etsy.Com). I also love collecting antique ephemera. When I found a way to combine the two, and recycle restaurant ware at the same time, I jumped in with both feet.

A couple years ago I was looking for ways to create more surface interest on my handmade pottery. A fellow potter taught me how to make my own iron oxide decals and I started experimenting with them.

It took a while to find glaze formulas and the right temperatures to fire the decals into the glaze.

I ruined a lot of pottery with my experiments, so a friend gave me some restaurant ware she had from an out-of-business coffee shop.

The decals worked beautifully on the white surface. Pretty soon I was selling the embellish porcelain restaurant pottery the same day I posted examples on my Flickr page. I decided to make this experiment a full fledged shop. And it has been great fun ever since! I have an excuse to collect even more ephemera, I get to buy lots of pottery, and I have fun combining the pictures to tell small stories with each piece.

Please check out my shop and let me know what you think! I am always happy to receive convos!
And you can also visit my other Etsy shops,
Antb.etsy.com where I sell pottery I make from wet clay, and then glaze and fire it, and
FortuneTellerShop.etsy.com, where I sell tasseomancy cups that I've made with diner ware mugs, saucers and decals.
Also, if you have pet rabbits or backyard chickens, please check out Gracie's shop!
Chickybuns.etsy.com

Shop members

  • Antonia Barry

    Owner, Maker

  • Snow Barry

    Maker, Designer

    Daughters Snow and Grace all help with the shop. Snow applies decals to the pottery with me, and they both help load and unload the kiln, and package and mail out orders. We all do it all.

  • Grace Barry

    Shop Helper

    Gracie washes the pottery for decoration, helps mail boxes and load the kiln. She also has her own shop, chickybuns.etsy.com.

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