wiktorskiceramics

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom

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Welcome to Wiktorski Ceramics. Designer and maker of Unique Bespoke Pottery. I am a Ceramic Artist of Weird and Wonderful Creations. I make bespoke pottery from a little village in Yorkshire. My passion is to create unique pieces of contemporary pottery for the home and garden. MADE WITH LOVE.

I was trained in traditional ceramics at Staffordshire University. This technically means trained to hand build each piece and mix my own glazes. Each glaze is weighed out, almost like baking a cake and mixed with water to a double cream consistency. Once the piece is fired to biscuit it is glazed and fired for a second time to stoneware temperatures to seal the glaze.

I predominantly work in stoneware but recently I have started working with Air Dry Clay to make my Sausage Dog hangers and cute white birds. This has allowed me to work slightly quicker and produce pieces with personal names upon request. Air dry clay is much lighter than stoneware clay and does not require to be fired, this therefore makes it water soluble. ***Please take care with the Air Dry clay and avoid water or damp areas***

BUYING FROM ME
Each piece is made by hand as a bespoke piece of art in my studio in Huddersfield. Due to the nature of my pottery being hand made each piece will vary slightly in colour, texture and design. I work exclusively in stoneware and pour each glaze by hand using my secret recipes. All items are in stock and ready to ship unless this is a Made to order piece.

My main aim when sending the items through the post is that it arrives in one piece with no damage. Where possible I will recycle boxes and packaging to do my bit on saving the environment. Each piece of pottery is securely bubble wrapped and packaged to avoid breakages. Please check goods upon receiving them as they become your responsibility once delivered.

UK CUSTOMERS
I will send your item/s out by 1st or 2nd class, standard or signed delivery dependant on the item/s value. If you require any item/s quicker than the stated time on each individual listing please contact me via Etsy.

WORLDWIDE CUSTOMERS
In most destinations you should usually expect to receive items within 5-12 days. Please be aware I cannot take responsibility for the postal service. At busy times items may take longer so please allow extra time if possible. Your pottery will start here in the UK with Royal Mail. Royal mail will deliver the pottery to your country at which point it will have to clear customs, then be passed over to your countries postal service.

PLEASE NOTE any customs charges or local taxes are the responsibility of the customer.

A NOTE ON TAXES - Etsy's site now states "local taxes included where applicable" on each listing. This means that OUR local taxes, here in the UK would be included in the price, and not any local taxes in your country of residence. We are not VAT registered, and so this does not apply to our items. Thank you for understanding.

**Once your item/s have been posted if there is a discrepancy in the postage and packaging you have paid I will refund the difference and notify you of any changes **

RETURNS POLICY
It is very important to me that you are happy with your purchases and I hope that you love it!!! If in the unfortunate event that an item arrives damaged please contact me immediately and I will happily refund or exchange it as soon as I receive the package. Package the item/s up and post back to me in the same packaging you received them within 7 days.

Please note: Unless faulty the following types of items are non-refundable: items that are personalised, bespoke or made to order.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 4, 2021

FREE SHIPPING on Loveheart Hangers in the UK ❤️

**If you require postage outside the U.K. please message me for info**

Welcome to Wiktorski Ceramics. Designer and maker of Unique Bespoke Pottery. I am a Ceramic Artist of Weird and Wonderful Creations. I make bespoke pottery from a little village in Yorkshire. My passion is to create unique pieces of contemporary pottery for the home and garden. MADE WITH LOVE.

I was trained in traditional ceramics at Staffordshire University. This technically means trained to hand build each piece and mix my own glazes. Each glaze is weighed out, almost like baking a cake and mixed with water to a double cream consistency. Once the piece is fired to biscuit it is glazed and fired for a second time to stoneware temperatures to seal the glaze.

I predominantly work in stoneware but recently I have started working with Air Dry Clay to make my Sausage Dog hangers and cute white birds. This has allowed me to work slightly quicker and produce pieces with personal names upon request. Air dry clay is much lighter than stoneware clay and does not require to be fired, this therefore makes it water soluble. ***Please take care with the Air Dry clay and avoid water or damp areas***

BUYING FROM ME
Each piece is made by hand as a bespoke piece of art in my studio in Huddersfield. Due to the nature of my pottery being hand made each piece will vary slightly in colour, texture and design. I work exclusively in stoneware and pour each glaze by hand using my secret recipes. All items are in stock and ready to ship unless this is a Made to order piece.

My main aim when sending the items through the post is that it arrives in one piece with no damage. Where possible I will recycle boxes and packaging to do my bit on saving the environment. Each piece of pottery is securely bubble wrapped and packaged to avoid breakages. Please check goods upon receiving them as they become your responsibility once delivered.

UK CUSTOMERS
I will send your item/s out by 1st or 2nd class, standard or signed delivery dependant on the item/s value. If you require any item/s quicker than the stated time on each individual listing please contact me via Etsy.

WORLDWIDE CUSTOMERS
In most destinations you should usually expect to receive items within 5-12 days. Please be aware I cannot take responsibility for the postal service. At busy times items may take longer so please allow extra time if possible. Your pottery will start here in the UK with Royal Mail. Royal mail will deliver the pottery to your country at which point it will have to clear customs, then be passed over to your countries postal service.

PLEASE NOTE any customs charges or local taxes are the responsibility of the customer.

A NOTE ON TAXES - Etsy's site now states "local taxes included where applicable" on each listing. This means that OUR local taxes, here in the UK would be included in the price, and not any local taxes in your country of residence. We are not VAT registered, and so this does not apply to our items. Thank you for understanding.

**Once your item/s have been posted if there is a discrepancy in the postage and packaging you have paid I will refund the difference and notify you of any changes **

RETURNS POLICY
It is very important to me that you are happy with your purchases and I hope that you love it!!! If in the unfortunate event that an item arrives damaged please contact me immediately and I will happily refund or exchange it as soon as I receive the package. Package the item/s up and post back to me in the same packaging you received them within 7 days.

Please note: Unless faulty the following types of items are non-refundable: items that are personalised, bespoke or made to order.

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About wiktorskiceramics

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On Etsy since 2009

Bespoke pottery Handmade in Yorkshire.

Hi, my name is Nicola and I work from my studio in a little village in Yorkshire.

Welcome to my shop Wiktorski Ceramics. Here you will find a variety of hand made products including pottery and cards. Each piece is made purely by hand and each glaze I apply is weighed and mixed by my own fair hands, similar to baking a cake. I was taught the traditional way and each glaze has taken many years to perfect. This makes it totally unique to Wiktorski Ceramics. Each piece is a one off and will not be seen again. I hope you enjoy browsing my shop and please do get in touch if you have any questions.

I believe there is something very unique and special about a hand-made product. There is an obvious difference between hand-made and mass produced ceramics. Each piece I make is hand-made and made with love. ❤️

My love for pottery started when I was 14 years old. I realised I had a natural talent with clay and this developed over my school years. I went on to study GCSE and A' level Art & Design. This lead me onto a degree at Staffordshire University studying BA (Hons) Design: Ceramics. While at university I was chosen to exhibit my ceramics at The Royal College of Art in London. This was touring exhibition which went into Staffordshire and Glasgow.

I am now a designer/maker of quirky pottery for the home and garden.

My inspirations come from the natural world which I find many people take for granted such as organic pods, fruits, trees, animals, coral reefs and wall surfaces. I am fascinated in discovering the textural quality of such forms and develop this into my work.

Each piece is made by hand using a combination of slab building, plaster moulds and free hand design. I work exclusively in stoneware and pour each glaze by hand using my own secret recipes which I have developed over the years of creating work.

I am constantly finding a different technique for creating a new texture or mark onto the clay. I allow the obvious joins in the clay to be totally visbible to the eye as it has become an important element to my ceramics as is the natural, organic nature of my work.

Each piece of pottery is designed with the natural world in mind, this has therefore inspired me to design and make garden sculptures which can be placed outdoors amongst the plants and nature itself. All of my pottery can withstand all weathers allowing it to be a permanent feature in your garden throughout every season. Please take into consideration the cycles of harsh weather such as wind and storms and secure your pottery to prevent breakages.

Each piece is individually hand-made as an exclusive, bespoke piece of contemporary art and will vary slightly in colour, texture and design.

I sell my work through Etsy:
https://wiktorskiceramics.etsy.com

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/WiktorskiCeramics/

Twitter:
http://www.twitter.com/@nicolapottery

I love to take on commissions and produce unique pieces of art for people. If you would like to commission me to make you a piece of pottery please contact me via Etsy, Facebook or Twitter.

Thank you for reading my page.

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