PorcelainAndStone

Nautical and Modern Fine Gold Porcelain Jewelry

Massachusetts, United States · 516 Sales

PorcelainAndStone

Nautical and Modern Fine Gold Porcelain Jewelry

Massachusetts, United States 516 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(94)

Announcement   Fine porcelain and stoneware sculpted jewelry for those with sensitive skin allergies. Handmade in Somerville, MA. Working with final metal pairings of 22k Gold, 14k gold, and 14k rolled-gold. Now introducing uniquely coastal brass designs, safe for the wearer.

Studio updates: http://www.facebook.com/PorcelainAndStone
Instagram: @porcelainandstone

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I love designing and making handmade porcelain ceramic sculptures that I high-fire in my little studio kiln! Porcelain ceramic: chosen for its strength and unique translucency as it forms micro-crystals when high-fired.

Porcelain has historically been used to create Imperial Chinese vessels in asian pottery for centuries! I am drawn to the history of porcelain as much as I am drawn to the nature of wonderful humans in our desire to wear something special. Since even the cave ages, we have historically found evidence of self-adornment and decoration!

“I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create!” – William Blake

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facebook: http://facebook.com/PorcelainAndStone
instagram: porcelainandstone
twitter: http://twitter.com/kimberlyhuestis
website: http://porcelainandstone.com

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 5, 2016

Fine porcelain and stoneware sculpted jewelry for those with sensitive skin allergies. Handmade in Somerville, MA. Working with final metal pairings of 22k Gold, 14k gold, and 14k rolled-gold. Now introducing uniquely coastal brass designs, safe for the wearer.

Studio updates: http://www.facebook.com/PorcelainAndStone
Instagram: @porcelainandstone

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I love designing and making handmade porcelain ceramic sculptures that I high-fire in my little studio kiln! Porcelain ceramic: chosen for its strength and unique translucency as it forms micro-crystals when high-fired.

Porcelain has historically been used to create Imperial Chinese vessels in asian pottery for centuries! I am drawn to the history of porcelain as much as I am drawn to the nature of wonderful humans in our desire to wear something special. Since even the cave ages, we have historically found evidence of self-adornment and decoration!

“I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create!” – William Blake

______________________________________________________

facebook: http://facebook.com/PorcelainAndStone
instagram: porcelainandstone
twitter: http://twitter.com/kimberlyhuestis
website: http://porcelainandstone.com

Kimberly Huestis

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(94)
Eupho

Eupho on Jul 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for this bracelet ! It's really beautiful and the size is perfect for me ! ;) I will send you a picture on your facebook to prove it !

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very particular about the spine details and how and where the 22k gold will melt.

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About

About | Porcelain & Stone

I finally took one of my first real vacations from work, and made it a week long break in August of 2012.

I stayed at home to create a bunch of new porcelain jewelry items that were sitting in my sketchbook. By the end of that week, I had garnered some accidental interest from local shops and friends around my small little wearable sculptures and decided... wait-wait-wait. I can actually DO this!

That one week made all the difference, and so, like a crazy-happy-person, I decided to take the big leap, and I quit my day job.

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Making jewelry from clay (PMC, polymer, stoneware, porcelain) all started when I graduated from college and became a 3D sculptor and animator at a structural engineering company. I used to carve stone in college, and eventually became enamored with 3D computer aided design and how wonderfully clean, environmental and helpful it was for clients to see their future projects! Naturally, I began to miss the pebbles in my hair and dust on my clothes...

A lot of jewelry that I liked, I simply could not wear because I have a serious (-ly disgusting) nickel allergy. I knew I wasn't allergic to white or yellow gold, but at the time, I wasn't willing to spend a lot on a boring and simple design. I love movement and organic shapes, and so that's when I started making my own jewelry!

I've gone through some pretty fun and interesting shapes, and have been attempting to really make my designs minimal for most any style of fashion. Though, every now and then, I just have to show-off something funky and unique! :)
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Simply, living and loving life in New England, one step at a time with my husband, our dog, and daily need for running.

May you always smile!

Porcelain making process | A brief peek:
http://porcelainandstone.com/2012/10/22/porcelain-creation-process/

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Shop members
  • Kimberly

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Loves: organic shapes, nautical bits, rock climbing and grungy textures. Professionally: I have been a 3D animator, building design architect, environmental building consultant, photographer, and graphics designer. About me: I love to create.

Manufacturers
  • Brass Casting Service

    Rhode Island, United States

    Family owned, small company that multiple jewelry friends referred me to have my porcelain sculptures cast into metal sculptures. He is the friendliest guy and always so full of energy. I love calling Bill, but hate to bug such a busy person!

Shop policies

Last updated on July 29, 2014
I have always enjoyed sculpture and designing with my hands. With Porcelain and Stone, I am excited to share the fun side of my craft by making fun sculptural and wearable forms. I love the jewelry side, and am motivated to make them into wearable bits of art. I hope my work brings you a bit of happiness in this great world.

Thank you for taking the time to read through some of my shop policies. I hope I am able to provide you with all the information you need, but if you have any questions that I have not addressed, please feel free to send me a message.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I currently accept payment through PayPal. You can also purchase with a credit card if you do not currently have a PayPal account (you may do this through Etsy's website of course)! If payment of an item is not received within two days of an order, the order will be canceled. But, no worries! You will have another chance to try and order the item that will become re-listed in the shop.

Massachusetts Residents, yeah you! Because we are blessed to live in such a fine state, you and I are required to pay our dues to exist in our relatively fine country. (I have traveled a lot--it is one fine country... I'm sure we could debate this over a coffee if you like though!) So, please be aware that you will be charged at check out a state sales tax of 6.25%
Shipping
Shipping occurs only after payment is received for an item. All orders are shipped within 3-5 business days unless stated otherwise! Your items are also shipped safely and protected to ensure it gets to your destination safely.
Refunds and Exchanges
I am pleased to accept returns for items within 15 days of the original purchase! For the holiday season, I will accept returns if post-marked by Dec. 28th, yay! One should always love the jewelry they wear, so I encourage returns if someone is not absolutely in love with something. I think we're all in agreement that you should like what you wear. :)

Returns will be honored if received in the items original condition within 15 days. You will receive the amount you paid back, less the amount of the shipping fee.

No returns will be accepted after 15 days. Thank you for respecting our agreement at the time of your purchase!

Shipping fees: unfortunately cannot be refunded. I wish I could be more like Zappos/Amazon and just include a little "return to sender" if you ever decided to change your mind.

Thank you for visiting and looking around. Happy shopping!
Additional policies and FAQs
Please feel free to message me with any question! Thanks for looking, and please check out the other shops I have in my "favorites" for additional hand-crafted items.


* All images, designs, and subsequent items are protected under copyright laws. No unauthorized reproduction is permitted. Purchasing of an item does not transfer copyrights. Designs Copyright (c) 2012 Porcelain and Stone