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Ceramic & Paper Decorative Objects

Chicago, Illinois · 1720 Sales


Ceramic & Paper Decorative Objects

Chicago, Illinois 1720 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Welcome to Up in the Air Somewhere's Etsy shop! I list some of my studio experiments here, as well as many of my favorite pieces.

I was lucky enough to be a featured seller! Read my feature here:


Welcome to Up in the Air Somewhere's Etsy shop! I list some of my studio experiments here, as well as many of my favorite pieces.

I was lucky enough to be a featured seller! Read my feature here:


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Small Gold Paper Bowl
Small Gold Lip Dish
Organic Gold Lip Tray
Aqua Paper Bowl
Gold Lip Mini Tray
Tiny Gold Lip Dish
White and Gold Dot Dish
Peach and Gold Pot
Gold Lip Dish
Collection of 8 Small Gold Paper Bowls
Small Gold Bottom Dish
Peach Fade Vessel
Spoon and Well
Cone Silo
Color Block Vessel
Gold Zag Tray
Gold Bottom Dish
Large Plaster Grid Basket
Extra Large Gold Bowl
Brushwork Dish in midnight blue
Peach and Gold Dot Dish
Simple Shapes Set of 4
Grid Tray
Gold Brushstroke Vessel
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Katarzyna Drabiak

Katarzyna Drabiak on Nov 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Georgous piece! Simple and chic! Came well wrapped and packaged. I use it to keep or my cosmetics organized in one place. Thx! I will definitely order again.


Basmarky on Nov 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

very beautiful and feminine dish.

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Ceramic and Papier-Mâché

I started Up in the Air Somewhere with a very specific set of pieces in mind. I wanted to make ceramic water towers and silos as tabletop pieces, so I signed up for a ceramics class.

From there things evolved and my initial inspiration from the industrial landscape loosened to a much broader interest in forms born out of utility. Currently most of my pieces develop from curiosity about materials. How can I make papier-mâché elegant and substantial? What happens when I dip this ceramic cup in rubber? I feel free to try things and fail because I know that the good stuff comes next.

I love being able to work with both clay and papier-mâché as my primary materials. Clay has endless possibilities and can be much more functional than paper, but I love the start-to-finish control I have when working with paper. You never know if a ceramic piece is going to work until it’s been fired, and even then something wacky could happen in the firing process. So there is a wonderful balance for me that comes with working in both mediums.


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Shop members

  • Susan Dwyer

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I hold a BFA in Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, but it wasn't until after graduating that I took my first ceramics class. Now I run my own studio making ceramic and papier maché objects for the home.

  • Ben Syverson


    Ben is a programmer, developer, and photographer living in Chicago. He is also co-owner of Wanderlust Cameras.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 1, 2016

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I currently accept credit cards through PayPal. After purchasing an item from the shop, please remember to click through to PayPal to complete the purchase. You do not need a PayPal account in order to use a credit card. Simply select the option to pay without an account.

Payment must be received within 24 hours of purchase or the sale will be canceled.
US Domestic Shipping: I alternate between UPS and USPS. Your tracking number will be sent via Etsy messaging. Please let me know if you have a shipping preference.

International Shipping: All international order are shipped via USPS Priority Mail International. These are shipped with a tracking number, but are handed off to the local postal service upon arrival in the destination country. Please be aware that you are responsible for any taxes or fees levied upon the package at customs.
Refunds and Exchanges
Each Up in the Air Somewhere piece is made one at a time by hand (without the use of molds). I strive for consistency, but expect the piece you receive to be unique. Do to the made-to-order nature of my studio, I can not accept returns. If you are disappointed with your piece and would like to make an exchange please get in touch. You will be responsible for the return shipping of any exchanged pieces.

I do my best to carefully package each piece, but things happen and sometimes items can be damaged in transit to you. If you receive a damaged package contact me right away. I will file an insurance claim with the shipper and either repair the item myself or send you a replacement piece as soon as possible.
Additional policies and FAQs
**Wholesale Orders**
I am happy to offer wholesale pricing to shop owners. If you have a brick-and-mortar shop, please contact me with your email address and I will send you my wholesale information.

**Custom Orders**
I'm happy to take custom requests! Just send me a convo with your thoughts and I'll get back to you.