ursuladodge

Ursula Dodge Studio: Dogs, Coastal, Horses, Cats

Aiken, South Carolina · 3349 Sales

ursuladodge

Ursula Dodge Studio: Dogs, Coastal, Horses, Cats

Aiken, South Carolina 3349 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Ursula Dodge original oil paintings reproduced on a range of gift products...treat yourself or commemorate a friend's beloved companion. Dogs, horses, cats and coastal vacations create our most important memories. Gift someone with a memento of their happiest times. Jewelry, key chains, tote bags, art prints, glass cheese boards, neoprene coasters, glass coasters, glass trivets, canvas tote bags and pillows. Convo me if you are looking for a particular breed on a particular product.

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Last updated on Apr 4, 2016

Ursula Dodge original oil paintings reproduced on a range of gift products...treat yourself or commemorate a friend's beloved companion. Dogs, horses, cats and coastal vacations create our most important memories. Gift someone with a memento of their happiest times. Jewelry, key chains, tote bags, art prints, glass cheese boards, neoprene coasters, glass coasters, glass trivets, canvas tote bags and pillows. Convo me if you are looking for a particular breed on a particular product.

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About

Chapter Three: Making magnets that make people happy.

Chapter One:
Ursula started in 1989 creating hand glazed ceramic tile that she sold to gourmet stores and galleries all over the country. Six years later Eric joined the company and they traveled far and wide selling the tiles and mosaics at art fairs, filling wholesale orders when they were home. Tiring of the romantic gypsy life on the road, painting with blobby glazes and working with heavy, fragile material, a company in California proposed Ursula design for them. Ursula and Eric move to Montana.
Chapter Two:
Life in Montana was a beautiful adventure. Licensed artwork paid the bills, there was a break from running a production studio, the weimaraners were alive, horses joined the family and Eric learned to cook. If you observe the hero's journey you know the second chapter has to end in a place of uncertainty, a little dark, on the razor's edge. After about six years of bliss and prosperity, the company in California changed gears, the economy tanked, someone got sick, some animals died. The Montana dream came to an end.
Chapter Three:
After a period of despair, grief and loss there is renewal, but it's a flame that needs to be fanned. Deciding to return to their roots as a production studio, this time around there was a list of criteria. 1) Stay small, fat & happy. 2) The subject matter had to be a source of joy and happiness and laughter. Something that reminded people there is love. 3) The material had to be lightweight (for shipping) and inexpensive (hello economy). Dog Magnets! Ursula and Eric took the first samples to a local store, which bought them outright and asked for more. Now they ship magnets, cards, prints and coasters to 400 stores. Ursula does the artwork, design, printing, sourcing, communicating, dog spoiling and horse training. Eric packs the orders, built the live/work studio, runs to the post office, loads the show booth, goes to the bank, grows the kefir and keeps the family nourished. They have new relationships with manufacturers in the U.S. so they can offer Ursula's artwork on a variety of products too large for them to make in their studio. They are committed to staying small and being present. Moral of the story: Practice gratitude, it's essential. Be kind, be kind, be kind.

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Shop members

  • eric gum

    Owner, Production/Shipper, Chef/Driver

    Eric makes every magnet we sell. He packs orders, makes bank deposits, keeps us fed, does the driving, packs our show booth and built our gorgeous brick studio. All while being funny and handsome and kind.

  • ursula dodge

    Owner, Creator, Market/Ship/Customer Service

    Ursula designs all the products from her original oil paintings. She processes and helps pack orders, works with all the wholesale accounts, schedules the year in shows, sources, does all the printing and comes up with all the creative schemes.

Production partners

  • Wood printer

    CA, United States

    This company prints my artwork directly onto wood panels.

  • Card printer

    WI, United States

    This company prints our top selling cards and helps us offset the cost of the cards we print ourselves so we can offer all breeds and designs in a blank notecard format.

  • Outdoor decor manufacturer

    MO, United States

    This company prints my designs on fabric and sews them into garden flags. They also print on magnetic material for mailbox covers, and onto a thick super tough felt-like material for welcome mats.

  • Canvas printer

    NC, United States

    This company prints my artwork onto canvas and makes pillows, totes and stretched canvas.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 26, 2017
Hello & welcome!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
However, please contact us if you have problems with your order.
Due to the nature of my artwork, all orders are non-refundable. By ordering and submitting payment, you agree to these terms. Exchanges and shop credits are available for certain items. Postage, handling, and restocking fees may apply. If items are damaged in-transit please contact us immediately. We do not automatically purchase insurance on orders, if you want that please reach out. Please retain all packaging. Refunds and re-shipments for damaged items cannot be processed without packaging materials. You must contact us within 5 business days of receiving an item for replacements or exchanges, if eligible.

If you are unhappy with the quality of the piece, please contact us before leaving feedback. We will be happy to work with you to reach a satisfactory resolution which includes a replacement or shop credit. Additionally, custom text and textile pieces are also non-refundable. If an item proof has been approved and an error is later found, even if the error is our own, replacements will be made at cost to the buyer. If an item arrives damaged, we will repair the item in a timely fashion, and will reship to the original shipping address.

Production of items can begin immediately. You may incur charges for cancellations if order fulfillment has begun.

I do offer shop credits for some items, less shipping and other associated costs.
Payment
We print your artwork when you order it, and we ship etsy orders about every 5 to 7 days. We can ship more quickly than that so convo us if you have a special need. Everything except the textiles are made here in our studio in Aiken, South Carolina. The textiles take about 5 business days to print/sew and then they ship to you via whatever service is most cost effective and best.
Shipping
We ship most items via first class mail. We package products carefully and attractively and would be happy to enclose a note if it's a gift. Just let us know in the "notes to seller" at checkout. We wrap everything in colorful tissue which looks pretty nifty with our embossed gold foil label.

PLEASE BE SURE THE ETSY ADDRESS IS UPDATED TO WHERE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHIP. IT IS VERY DIFFICULT FOR US TO TRACK AND MATCH THE MANY EMAILS AND CONVOS TO ACTUAL ORDERS. EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUR ORDER NEEDS TO BE IN "NOTES TO SELLER" AT CHECKOUT. PLEASE HELP PREVENT ITEMS BEING SHIPPED TO WRONG/OLD ADDRESSES. WE WILL NOT REFUND OR PAY FOR SHIPPING OR ITEMS IF YOU SEND US THE CORRECT ADDRESS IN AN EMAIL OR CONVO RATHER THAN CHANGING THE ADDRESS OR ADDING THE INFORMATION IN "NOTES TO SELLER".

We are not responsible for damaged shipments.
Additional policies and FAQs
I welcome custom orders, wholesale and consignment. We announce new artwork and products on our studio facebook page, please connect with us!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ursula-Dodge-Design-Studio/193812773980254