The Clay Smith Studio

Brisbane, Australia | 2 Sales


The Clay Smith Studio

Brisbane, Australia 2 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Michelle Smith

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Michelle Smith


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lovingly handmade ceramics

Contemporary handmade porcelain giftware and tableware, Wonderfully practical and textural stoneware ideal for looking, feeling, serving and dining.
All lovingly handmade by me (and sometimes with the help of my daughter) in my studio at Brookfield in Brisbane.

simple stylish beautiful
delicate and desirable
robust and hardwearing
traditional modern contrasts

my love for ceramics began as a wide eyed child sitting at my elders side while they sipped tea and ate scones.
I try to add a touch of that nostalgia in all of my work; grandmas doilies, her neatly hedged garden of hydrangeas, fine translucent embossed illuminations that peep though the beautifully crafted teacups as the sun shines through on a sunny day.
most items are made from the highest quality porcelain, and high fired to vitreous to give the ultimate amount of translucency and strength.
I also have a stoneware range which offers a textural difference that will delight you.

Unless otherwise mentioned all my ceramics are food, dishwasher and microwave safe.

whilst ceramics are my medium of choice I dabble in other mediums including painting, photography, alternative photography, and whatever my heart desires… often I'm inspired by memories, and sometimes a romantic notion of how things were.
I love that you love my work so thanks for popping by.

follow me on Instagram to see all my work as it comes out of the kiln- see the link below.

When it comes to purchasing off Etsy, I am also very open to local pickup of purchases if you live in Brisbane – please contact me through conversations before purchasing so I can give you a coupon code to eliminate the shipping costs and arrange a suitable time for pickup.
Postage itself is expensive and when you add the box, protective wrapping,and replacements costs if mishandled, it can all add up.
I’m totally aware of that so am happy to accomodate pick ups (and love meeting customers in person.)

The Pink Plate guarantees its products against defects in materials and workmanship. We are happy to offer a full replacement or exchange for manufacturing faults, however we cannot offer a replacement or exchange on faults caused by the purchaser. Items that have not been used and are in original condition, can be exchanged with proof of purchase within 14 days of order. Please re-supply your invoice number, credit card details at the time of exchange to cover any discrepancy in the value of the exchanged items.

Please note initial shipping cost will not be refunded.

Please note that the buyer is responsible for the cost of returning goods to The Pink Plate and the handling costs incurred in the delivery of the new item (unless due to faults in workmanship). Any loss or damage to returned goods during transit back to The Pink Plate is the responsibility of the buyer. To ensure that returned items arrive safely, please use a registered postal service.

The Pink Plate reserves the right to deny a refund/exchange for items which are deemed not to be in a resaleable condition – if they are damaged in any way, Those items which fail the saleable condition accreditation will be sent back to the customer via the original shipping address with notification of reason

Shop members

  • Michelle Smith

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    mud player

Production partners

  • Creative Cables AU

    Red Hill, QLD

    I buy components from creative cables to customize my pendant lighting

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Last updated on Jul 26, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I am more than happy to do custom and personalised orders but please be aware that making ceramics requires many steps and due to the sometimes unpredictable nature of making, orders will require 8 weeks for making. I am always hopeful that this is an overestimation but i would rather you get a early delivery surprise than a late delivery disappointment. Unfortunately custom orders cannot be returned.

Sizing details

my sizing is generally accurate but all my works are lovingly handmade and so there will always be variations in sizes and finishes. This is part of their unique beauty.

Care instructions

I have a love it, use it, enjoys it, break it recommendation for all my work. All my porcelain and ceramics are dishwasher safe, except for Items decorated in gold and some people prefer they be treated with a little more respect. However if you wish to put these through the dishwasher I will re guild them for $10 each item. (I put mine through the dishwasher and they are still going strong.) Just email me and return these items and I will re guild them and have them back to you in a jiffy. I want you to enjoy your beautiful luxury pieces every day.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Unfortunately there is no beauty in my packaging, I wrap to ensure a safe delivery using the best possible recycled boxes, packing material and bubble wrap.
I understand that sometimes recycled is not the look you are after so if you wish for something beautiful as well, there will be a small handling fee for a 1st grade box and beautiful packaging. Be assured I will only charge what it costs to purchase these items.