vitrifiedstudio

Custom urns, pet urns, infant urns, utensil holders

Portland, Oregon On Etsy since 2011

11,324 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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vitrifiedstudio

Custom urns, pet urns, infant urns, utensil holders

Portland, Oregon | 11,324 Sales

Announcement    Custom urn for cremains/ ashes, pet urn, infant urn, adult urns.
These are made in a home studio, we are completely self- isolated and maintain a very safe and clean studio. It is a one person studio currently.

Custom handmade modern pottery 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 Jun 2, 2020

Custom urn for cremains/ ashes, pet urn, infant urn, adult urns.
These are made in a home studio, we are completely self- isolated and maintain a very safe and clean studio. It is a one person studio currently.

Custom handmade modern pottery 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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40% off flash sale in progress with this one listing. Customize in your choice of colors, stamps, fonts, and sizes.
30% off sale just started! This is the biggest sale of the month at vitrifiedstudio .
My Instagram page is the best way to see photos of recently finished orders. I hope these imagines inspire and inform you as you create your own custom urn. Find me at @vitrifiedstudio on Instagram
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About vitrifiedstudio

Sales 11,324
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/

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  • 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, Studio Assistant

  • mitch

    Office Assistant, Shipper

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Last updated on Apr 11, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I have many custom listings shown in my etsy shop. the items all have extra photos within them showing color palettes and stamp palettes. The item description / details page includes details on the customization options. feel free to contact me via a message on Etsy before you order if you have any questions. All customizations can be written into the transaction during check out as a note. Select the sizing and upgrade option within the listing, and the lid shown in the listing is the lid type included.

Sizing details

It is best to check the volume of ashes that you have or ask the crematorium for a size recommendation as ash volume can vary. All sizes and urn size recommendations by pre-cremation weight are shown in the item description page of each listing. Please take a look there if you have questions about what size to order, or what the dimensions of a size are. All of the pieces are handmade without a form or mold, so my sizes do tend to vary slightly beyond what is listed. My clays all have different shrinkage rates and shrink in different ways so cannot exact with my dimensions.

Care instructions

All of the pieces are microwave and dishwasher safe, but as they are handmade ceramics made in very limited quantities I highly recommend that you take care when using and cleaning your pieces. The microwave is tough on all ceramics, and overtime microwaving you piece will make it (and all handmade ceramics) more brittle. Also the heating element in your dishwasher can get very hot, so I recommend placing the pieces away from the heating element to avoid thermal shock.

Packaging

Generally all items are shipped in a cardboard box, filled with biodegradable starch peanuts, and if there is more than one ceramic piece in the box they are wrapped in foam sheets. I do not include receipts or packing slips with the order, please access yours online if you need it. I include a card with my info as well as care instructions. I have shipped abroad many times without any issues. The customs office in your country might do an inspection. Gift wrap is not available. The biodegradable peanuts will dissolve in water if you are wondering how to dispose of them.

Returns or issues with custom made items

If you have an issue with your custom order, please contact me directly within 14 days of receiving the item. the custom orders are made for you and do take time (sometimes more time than shown in the listing). I am happy to remake your item as needed if there is an issue with your piece, but please contact me directly to discuss. If you would like a design change, I offer a 50% discount on the remake. If I have made a mistake on the order, I am happy to remake for free without a design change. me directly via a convo if you have any questions, do not ask for a replacement via the feedback system in etsy. I do not offer my replacement policy to customers who post negative feedback without contacting me first.

Imperfections and Delays

As all of the pieces in my shop are handmade, and most listings are custom listings where I make the piece from the start specifically for the customer, there can be imperfections and delays. These are one of a kind, custom, made to order pieces that are all made from a one person studio. Pieces might have small imperfections on them, and sometimes there will be delays. Sometimes I need to remake a piece due to unexpected events that happen in the drying or firing process, and there will be a delay on your order. Other times there will be an imperfection like a small surface blemish on the underside from the drying process. Please contact me via a convo to check on you order.

How to Order

To customize an item, please select the item listing that is most similar in size and shape and lid type to the one that you want. Then select the options from the size menu as you add it to your cart ( size and gold accent or extra text upgrade). Base price of urns includes name/ date/ stamp. After that the customizations are added in the "add personalization" or "note to seller" in the transaction during checkout. I recommend opening a second window during checkout of the item details page of the listing so you can refer to the list of customization options as well as view the color palette and stamp palettes.

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 they are a natural material they will have imperfections and also 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. You can also seal the cork lids into place if you would like. For sealing, I recommend a clear silicon sealant like you find in the paint section of Home Depot. It is applied easily, dries quickly and clear, and cleans up without hassle. You can also use a thick glue, epoxy or wax. I have had customers have their crematorium or funeral home seal the urns also, or you can do it.

Cancellations

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. 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. The store credit will need to be used within the time frame of the custom order that you had purchased.

photos of finished custom items

I share images of the finished urns on my instagram page as well as using the images to create new listings . Please check my vitrifiedstudio instagram page to see current and recently finished work. I usually share 5-10 urns from each batch of finished work. If you do not want your urn to be photographed and shared, please let me know when you order.