SynapseArtworks

Synapse Artworks

Morgantown, West Virginia

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Note from shop owner Synapse Artworks will return in July-August 2021!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 5, 2021

Synapse Artworks will return in July-August 2021!

Brian Besch

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Brian Besch

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Last updated on December 2, 2020
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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Shipping
Larger prints are rolled and sent in a tube; smaller ones are sent flat in rigid cardboard or an envelope.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQ

CERAMICS:

1) Is all your work comprised of original designs?
Yes, all ceramic work is 100% original. I design, mix my own porcelains from scratch, cast, fire, and mix all my own glazes independently to offer the most unique, highest quality work I possibly can.

2) What's slip-casting in ceramics?
This is a method of making ceramic pieces in which a model is designed and fabricated. Plaster molds are then made, and cast using slip (dense, liquid clay). Multiple castings can be made; think of them like printmaking editions, but in 3D. The technique allows me to offer intricately designed work in a tight, geometrical aesthetic.

3) Are your glazes food-safe?
Yes. There may be a liner glaze (such as on the inside of a teapot) that is food-safe even if a glaze on the outside of a piece is not. When a piece is created with the intention of being decorative rather than function, this will be pointed out in the item description.

4) Will the screen-prints on some of the ceramics pieces wear off?
No. I've developed a method of applying the prints so that they are underneath the glaze, which is an impervious layer of glass.

5) How should I care for my ceramic piece?
Washing the piece by hand in warm water with a mild soap is your best bet. Avoid dishwashers, as the long term contact with abrasives in the detergent could alter the glaze finish over time. Avoid extremely acidic or alkaline liquids.

6) Do you accept custom orders?
Unfortunately, not at this time.

PRINTS:

1) You really still cut Rubylith and draw stuff by hand instead of using Photoshop?
Yes.

2) What do you print on?
The majority of prints are created with water-based inks and printed on archival Stonehenge paper or Arches 88.

APPAREL:

1) How do I determine what size I need?
Check out the sizing chart listed as one of the pictures on the item page, or visit American Apparel's website.

2) How should I launder my clothing?
To keep the print vibrant for the longest time possible, wash the garment inside out in cold water and tumble dry gently on low.

3) What kind of ink do you use?
Water-based, phthalate-free inks, which are more eco-friendly. They provide a soft "hand", meaning they are very soft to the touch and more "embedded" in the fabric. This is in contrast to plastisol inks, which seem to sit more on top of the fabric, have a stiffer feel, and split into cracks with repeated laundering.

4) Do you sell wholesale or consignment?
Unfortunately, not at this time.