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Christine on Jan 16, 20205 out of 5 stars
I was so happy and excited to receive this work of art. The picture doesn't do it justice. It's so beautiful, and big! It can hold all the marshmallows in my hot chocolate!
It arrived quite quickly to Canada and carefully wrapped.
Morag on Jan 13, 20205 out of 5 stars
Beautiful item, arrived well packaged. Perfect for birthday gift
cat2186 on Dec 22, 20195 out of 5 stars
Love this mug as well... your rainbow updates will be missed... thanks for all of the rainbows over the years!
cat2186 on Dec 22, 20195 out of 5 stars
Love everything about this mug! Thanks for all of the rainbows over the years, Valerie! xo
The Quest of Clay and the Cat
In 2010 I was living in DC, working for the US government and was making a fair bit of money. But, crucially, I was unhappy and didn't want to live my life as some of the grey worker drones I'd seen around me. So, I saved up some money quit my job and set on a quest - to find my passion. I'd been in the army from 18-22 and, after a bit of bouncing around, had worked for the government since - not really focusing on what I wanted from life or what I enjoyed. The first part of my journey was traveling the world - standard fare in terms of self-discovery. I managed to tick off a fair few exotic places - Ecuador (the best), Thailand, Cambodia, India and a few others - but it didn't bring as much satisfaction as I hoped - I hadn't found what I was looking for.
In the UK, I continued on my quest and tried a whole load of different things. I tried belly dancing, pole dancing, street dance (I like dancing), I tried to learn French and Spanish, I started drawing, running, cooking, yoga, painting, pastels, paper marbling, knitting and...pottery. While a lot of other things have fallen aside a bit, with pottery I’ve just kept going.
With a brief stop in Sheffield, where I got the chance to adopt my wonderfully cute kitty Pumpkin, I now live in a village outside of the beautiful and historic city of York. The cat and the studio now dominate the house, and I'm now also a pottery teacher having clay adventures with my students at a shop in York and having my own clay adventures at home (without the cat, as much as possible).
Born and raised in Nebraska, USA. Now a mighty morphin' power potter in York, UK. I love making colourful, unique pottery that makes people happy. I didn't choose the clay life, the clay life chose me.
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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I will accept returns for other reasons, unless we clearly state otherwise in the description. I ask that you contact me within 14 days to let me know the product is being returned, and once I have responded that you to pay for the return postage. Once I have received the item back in good condition then I will arrange for a refund or replacement, as agreed between us.
Personalised or commissioned products can not be refunded unless faulty.
If your item does not arrive within 2 weeks from receiving a "dispatched" notification please contact me (for non-UK sales please allow 3 weeks).
I would ask that you please contact me first before leaving negative feedback, as I will endeavour to do what I can to resolve any dissatisfaction.
I do accept cheques (UK only), but of course, this does mean a bit of a delay in shipping your item as I will have to wait for the cheque to clear. Just send me a message via Etsy and I will send you my address.
Your item will be dispatched within 5 days from receiving a full payment, therefore any cancellations need to be requested as soon as possible and before the item is marked as dispatched.
USA/CANADA ORDERS :
Economy shipping available upon request. Economy is a cheaper option and packages usually arrive within the same time frame as Standard but Royal Mail quotes 42 days delivery time. If you are a regular customer that prefers Economy Shipping or are ok with the possibility of the package taking up to 42 days please add a note in your order or message me immediately after the order has been placed.
With International Standard shipping Royal mail aims to deliver within 7 business days after posting. The package can be delayed at customs which is out of their control and I find that most packages arrive within two weeks. Please contact me if your package has not arrived within 21 days of dispatch.
If you'd like an item shipped express, tracked, or signed for please contact me with the details so I can calculate shipping costs as these services may not be available in all countries.
Additional policies and FAQs
I have chosen photos that best convey the true colours and beauty of the glaze. However, please be aware that all computer monitors show colour differently and it may appear a slightly different shade upon arrival. Additionally, pictures of each piece are taken under lighting - so it could look darker on your kitchen table at home (how well I can capture it tends to depend on the shininess of the finish).
Frequently asked questions
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