studioTica

Where Glass Becomes Art

Washington, D.C. On Etsy since 2018

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

studioTica

Where Glass Becomes Art

Washington, D.C. | 573 Sales

Announcement    *** USPS / Postal Delivery Times ***
For all in-stock items, I normally ship right away (1-2 days). Unfortunately, the bad news about the USPS and their capacity issues affects us all which means, there is a INCREASED PROBABILITY your order will be delayed in shipping. If you have a HARD DELIVERY date please contact me as I offer a PRIORITY MAIL option. Upgrades start at $4 additional and have a guaranteed delivery time. UPS/FEDEX options are also available but they are significantly more expensive.

I would love to stay in connect with you - please 'favorite' my shop and follow me at:
https://www.studiotica.com/
https://www.instagram.com/studioticaglass/

#ShopSmall #ShopLocal #MadeInUSA #studioTica

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Last updated on Aug 22, 2020

*** USPS / Postal Delivery Times ***
For all in-stock items, I normally ship right away (1-2 days). Unfortunately, the bad news about the USPS and their capacity issues affects us all which means, there is a INCREASED PROBABILITY your order will be delayed in shipping. If you have a HARD DELIVERY date please contact me as I offer a PRIORITY MAIL option. Upgrades start at $4 additional and have a guaranteed delivery time. UPS/FEDEX options are also available but they are significantly more expensive.

I would love to stay in connect with you - please 'favorite' my shop and follow me at:
https://www.studiotica.com/
https://www.instagram.com/studioticaglass/

#ShopSmall #ShopLocal #MadeInUSA #studioTica

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About studioTica

Sales 573
On Etsy since 2018

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My Inspiration:
My inspiration to create art and live my life comes from my belief in God, my family, and the beauty in the world around me. I am truly blessed and hope you find inspiration from my creations.

About studioTica
While I have been an avid photographer since I was old enough to hold a camera, my journey into creating art began in the early 2000's. By 2013, I was working with large-format canvas prints (40x60's). StudioTica was created in 2015 to showcase my photographs and honor my Costa Rican heritage. About the same time, I started to push myself into a different direction artistically, and my passion turned towards the glass. My ultimate goal is to blend the mediums (glass and photography) together to create something amazing. I am blessed to be helped and encouraged in this endeavor by my husband, Mark, and daughter, Elizabeth.

Production Methods
It starts with simple sheets of glass, a glass-cutter, and inspiration. Each individual piece of glass -- color, thickness, opacity, and enhancements -- are beautiful on their own, though when fused together forms a truly stunning piece of art. After carefully selecting, sculpting and stacking raw glass elements on a specially prepared shelf into a kiln, I fire it to 1300-1600 degrees. Depending on the effect I am looking for, this initial firing process can take as little as nine hours to as many as thirty. Once cooled, I have a completely fused piece of glass which I cut, grind, and polish as necessary (this is called coldwork) - and through additional firings, complete the effect and shape it into the final design. While some pieces require one firing, most pieces require two to four. For my jewelry pieces, I source the highest quality bails, chains, bangles, ear wires and earrings, frames, jump rings, and wire and tubes to create a truly unique creation.

Shop members

  • studioTica

    Owner, Designer

    Mom and "Tica"

  • Bella

    Designer, Marketer, Curator

    Daugher, medical school student, and Tica

  • Mark

    Photographer

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Last updated on Jul 2, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

Yes, I do offer wholesale pricing. Please message me for more details

Damage in Shipping

Because the majority of my products are glass, and while I do my best to carefully pack them, inevitably some arrive broken. I understand and want to work with you to fix the problem.

Please:
- Let me know within THREE days of receipt
- Include pictures of the broken item, shipping box/container, and packing materials
- Please describe any damage to the package and if you are willing to make a statement to support a claim?

If these requirements are met, I will work with you on finding a replacement product. If same/similar items are available or can be manufactured in a reasonable time, I will ship new ones to you. If replacement isn't possible I will issue a credit for the broken piece(s).

Sizing details

I do my best to capture the size of the product in the product description. If you have any specific questions - or want to ensure a specific size, please message me prior to purchasing.

Because each product is individually cut, assembled, and fired in my kiln, each will be unique in appearance and all sizes are approximate. One-of-a-kind art pieces will be individually measured.

For some products (swizzle sticks, ornaments, etc.), even though I do my best to accurately measure them, a variance up to 0.25" can occur.