vitrifiedstudio

Custom urns, pet urns, infant urns, utensil holders

Portland, Oregon
15,278 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    Custom handmade pottery urns for cremains/ ashes, pet urn, infant urn, adult urns, child urns, partial volume urns. Available in your choice of size, color, shape and other customization options described in the item description page of each listing.
To navigate the shop, use the shop sections to filter the listings.

All urns can be customized with clay color, glaze color, text, stamps, ceramic or cork lid, and gold accents upgrades visit the item description page of the listing to learn about sizing and customization options and use the "add personalization" section to describe your customization requests. Convo me with any questions, I am very happy to help! Shelley

I also run the modernpotteryurn etsy shop, it is designed to be a more simple urn shopping experience for special designs.

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Last updated on Mar 11, 2021

Custom handmade pottery urns for cremains/ ashes, pet urn, infant urn, adult urns, child urns, partial volume urns. Available in your choice of size, color, shape and other customization options described in the item description page of each listing.
To navigate the shop, use the shop sections to filter the listings.

All urns can be customized with clay color, glaze color, text, stamps, ceramic or cork lid, and gold accents upgrades visit the item description page of the listing to learn about sizing and customization options and use the "add personalization" section to describe your customization requests. Convo me with any questions, I am very happy to help! Shelley

I also run the modernpotteryurn etsy shop, it is designed to be a more simple urn shopping experience for special designs.

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We now have a complete f4 font set! Previously I only had the lowecase letters, but we figured out how to find and cut the uppercase font. Feel free to request this uppercase set. We have a new lowercase cursive s for the f3 font, that is easier to read.
I finally have a way to visually offer a draft. I can use this after your order has been placed to confirm your layout if needed. I won’t do this for all orders, but just as needed for complicated or tight layouts.
We are designing an online layout tool so customers can design and preview the urns online before ordering. We will also use this during production to help us as we hand stamp all of the urns. This online tool is in progress and not ready yet!
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About vitrifiedstudio

Sales 15,278
On Etsy since 2011

vitrifiedstudio, handmade modern pottery by Shelley Martin. From my hands to yours.

vitrifiedstudio is a small ceramics studio located in Portland Oregon.All of the work is all low production, artist made, studio ceramics. It is an alternative to the production work you find in other studios, workshops, and factories. Each piece found in the etsy shop is unique, considered, and made only using my hands, a few simple tools and the pottery wheel.

My designs for vitrifiedstudio evolve naturally, and I hope to constantly be growing as a maker and sharing this process online for everyone to see. I share photos and videos of this process of creating ceramics and running a small home based business on instagram, username @vitrifiedstudio. I also announce sales, giveways and coupon codes on social media for fans and followers only.

This etsy shop holds only my custom urns, vases and bottles. For the complete collection, including dish sets, corked containers, mugs, etc. visit my website. www.vitrifiedstudio.com

For more, please visit my featured seller interview:
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/featured-seller-vitrified-studio/

Shop members

  • shelley

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    My name is Shelley, and I am the maker/ designer/ owner of vitrifiedstudio. I love being the neighborhood potter, and I also love that with etsy my pottery can reach across the world. Each piece I make is a one of a kind item made just for you.

  • rachel

    Shipper

  • sam

    Assistant

  • mitch

    Business Management

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Last updated on Jun 7, 2021
Frequently asked questions
How to Order

To order, you first need to determine the urn size needed. I cannot accurately guess this. See the section on Urn Size for more info. After you decide on the urn size, I suggest starting at my main etsy page https://www.etsy.com/shop/vitrifiedstudio
and using the shop section tool to filter the shop. Select the general urn size and lid type within the shop sections, then select a listing that is similar to what you like. Any of the details can be changed during ordering by writing in a note (like clay or glaze color, fonts, stamps, text layout, and gold or extra text upgrades). I suggest you write "match listing photo front" or "front and back", and then write in the changes. See the extra photos within the listing for option examples.

Sizing details

Ash volume does vary, so I cannot prediction your ash volume. Please either measure the ashes in cubic inches using a ruler (length x width x height) or ask the crematorium or vet for a size recommendation. All sizes and urn size recommendations by pre-cremation weight are shown in the item description page of each listing, but these are not as accurate as what you can measure. Exterior dimensions as well as interior volume is listed in the item description/ details page. All of the pieces are handmade without a form or mold, so my sizes can vary slightly beyond what is listed. My clays all have different shrinkage rates and shrink in different ways so cannot exact with my dimensions.

Customization Examples / Coupon Codes

For urn design examples please visit the many listings in my etsy shop, my website gallery at www.vitrifiedstudio.com (press the + for details), my instagram page @vitrifiedstudio, and there is a photo within the listing with examples It is easiest to find a similar example to what you like, and go from there. Feel free to convo me as you are designing your urn. I have a design tool on my website to preview your layout.
Coupon Codes/ Flash Sales: I often run flash sales, they always expire at midnight pacific time. You have to order during the flash sale to get the discount. Previous customers and multiple urns can use code multiple25. Only one discount per order, so a flash sale discount might be greater than a multiple urn coupon code.

Exchanges or Mistakes

Custom items cannot be returned. I will remake the urns for any mistakes or breakage during shipping, but the design details cannot be altered. The remake will match the original details of order. Blemishes can be a part of the handmade results, see the section on blemishes below. If you want to have the urn remade and change the item details, I have a coupon code for 50% off that I can offer you. Customers pay for the return shipping on any urns that they send back to me. As the urns are fully handmade, and the ordering process is difficult, sometimes mistakes are made. Please contact me to discuss. I do not offer any remakes or discounts to customers that give negative reviews, please contact me first with any issues.

Imperfections, Blemishes

It is rather tricky to do custom, handmade pottery. The process of making in clay has many steps, and each one of them can be hard to fully control. I have made over 10,000 urns, but still there is a small chance for blemishes, and unpredictable results. You might see lines on the clay which are throwing rings, from my hands shaping the clay. The vintage letterpress stamps are impressed into the clay by hand, so they leave extra impressions. I do all of the layout by eye, so things are not perfect centered. Glazing is done by hand, and the glazes move in the firing, leaving small drips or variations in surface The drying/ firing process alters the clay, warping its rim, small surface cracks on the underside from clay shrinkage.

Production time/ Shipping Options/ Delays/ Rush upgrade Option

The shipping tab of each listing lists my production time, and I have various shipping speed options to choose from. Generally I do the transactions in the order that they are received, and usually the orders sit in queue until they get to the top of my production stack. I send a check in message before I do the final stamping, usually it is sent 1-2 weeks before your order is set to ship. Please send me a convo if you need to contact me sooner. I have an upgrade add-on listing for RUSH orders, this will put your order at the top of my production schedule. RUSH orders are made in closer to 1 week time, I suggest pairing that option with express shipping when you purchase the urn. Delays can occur, working with clay is unpredictable.

Customs Charges/ Packaging

Packaging: I usually have a very good success rate with shipping my pottery. Generally I ship the urns tightly packed in starch peanuts.The peanuts I use can dissolve in water, and the boxes and paper are recyclable.
Customs Charges: For international customers, your own countries post office may charge a duty fee/ customs tax/ import fee. I cannot predict how much this will be, but it can be significant. Some countries require etsy to have you pay this during check out, and you will see a line item for it, and other countries will charge you for it when you pick it up at the post office. Please keep an eye on the tracking, if you do not pick up the item, the post office may return the item to me.

How to seal the urns

The urns are available with cork lids or ceramic lids, as seen in the listings.The cork lids generally fit snug, although I modify them to the shape of the urn opening. The ceramic lids fit loosely on top of the urn and will need sealed into place after you add the ashes to secure it. I recommend putting the ashes in a small bag within the urn. I include a tube of silicone sealant to all USA and Canada addresses when the ceramic lid urns are purchased. It is a clear silicone sealant that is thick to apply, dries clear, and is easy to clean up and wipe excess of the urn. Customers also have used epoxy, wax, or even museum wax (as a removable sealant). I can ship the urn directly to the funeral home or crematorium if you would like.

Cancellations / Wood box provided by Crematorium

Cancellations for custom orders are accepted within 48 hours of ordering. I can issue a full refund and cancellation at your request if you contact me within 48 hours. After that I can offer you store credit for ready made items in my etsy shop if you choose to cancel the order. The store credit will need to be used within the time frame of the custom order that you had purchased.
If you are ordering a custom urn, please check with the crematorium to see if they will be giving you a wooden box with your ashes, as that is the main reason people attempt to cancel the custom urns. Those wood boxes are very hard to open, and many places provide them for free. Please let them know you are getting a custom urn made.

Photos of finished custom items

My etsy shop has evolved from the very first urns I have made, being turned into listings and more customers placing orders. The designs have all evolved over time, with customers being inspired by other customer urns. I photograph many of the completed urns and make new listings, gallery posts and instagram posts from these photos. I usually share up to 5-10 urns from each batch of finished work, and many customers are proud to see their custom urn shared. If you do not want your urn to be photographed and shared, please let me know when you order. I am happy to not photograph it at all.