FionaGrayDesigns

Newcastle upon Tyne, England On Etsy since 2013

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FionaGrayDesigns

Newcastle upon Tyne, England | 251 Sales

Announcement    I am now back at the workshop making the plaster cast plaques!

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Last updated on 21 May, 2020

I am now back at the workshop making the plaster cast plaques!

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About FionaGrayDesigns

Sales 251
On Etsy since 2013

A Lasting Impression

The need to make design & make things is huge part of my life & has been from a very early age. Over the years I have worked with a range of materials - wood, metal, stone, glass, plaster, concrete, polymer, often combining two of more together in a single piece.

My latest work creating the plaster cast tiles was inspired after I ran a plaster casting workshop a few years ago with a group of local school children. I have since refined my technique & developed the range of tiles that you can see in my shop.

When I started out I was amazed at the detail that the process picked up & I never fail to be excited when peeling off the clay to reveal my latest casting.

I always like to experiment & decided to try adding colour. The effect I have achieved is similar to that of printed etchings, a finish I have always loved. It gives a vintage, aged effect to the tile, whilst highlighting the detail of the casting. The colours I use are carefully chosen to enhance the designs & fit in with the subject matter.

Framing the tiles gives them a different feel, more like a work of art. I use a variety of frames, some hand made locally, others bought off the shelf & adapted.

I started designing the greetings cards a few years ago, using images of some of the things I have made - the wooden boats in the 'Coastal Range' are combined with illustrations I have done on the computer.
The 'Cast Collection' are photos of the tiles I have cast.
The 'Flower Collection' cards were drawn on the computer using photos I had take of flowers

Selling on Etsy is a great platform to reach a truly global marketplace with people who appreciate beautiful handcrafted work.

Shop members

  • Fiona Gray

    Owner

    I trained at Crewe and Alsager College on the 'Combined Studies in Crafts' BA hons course. I have been making a variety of high quality designer craft items for over 20 years.

Production partners

  • River Digital

    United Kingdom

    They put together the books from my designs

Shop policies

Last updated on 02 January, 2018
Welcome to my Etsy shop. I have been designing & making things most of my life! The items I am selling include greetings cards & sculptural cast tiles featuring images of plants, flowers & interesting objects I've collected. I am adding new items as I design & make them, so please keep in touch to see what is new & hot off the press!!!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts 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
Each piece of work is made to order & unless it is damaged I do not accept returns. Should you be unhappy with your purchase on arrival for any reason, please contact me as soon as possible to discuss. I want customers to be happy with their order and I take complaints very seriously. In situations where a return is agreed on, the buyer will be responsible for the return postage costs.

Lost Order
If an order is not delivered I will always have proof of dispatch from the Royal mail & will contact them to resolve the problem as quickly as possible. The buyer will be kept updated.
Payment
I accept payment from credit cards, pay pal & Etsy gift cards.

Combined Shipping:
When ordering multiple items, I will combine shipping if possible. In those cases you will receive a refund for the amount saved.

International buyers are accountable for any tax, customs or additional fees that may apply to the delivery of their order.
Delivery
Your order will be send to your Etsy-address. If you would like to submit an alternative delivery address, please let me know before your order has been shipped. Delivery will be via Royal Mail Signed for service for both domestic and international customers and will require a signature on receipt. The work will be insured during transit, if it is damaged when you open the parcel please keep all packaging & contact me within 48 hours

Greetings cards are not tracked or insured as this raises the shipping costs significantly.

Please note that orders will only be dispatched once payment has been fully cleared.

If your country is not listed on my shipping profile please contact me so I can work out delivery costs.

Below I have listed the delivery times from when your item is posted. Note however that these are estimates and can therefore vary in cases of e.g. public holidays, strikes and errors during processing or by your local customs.
UK 1-2 days.
Europe: 4-6 working days
Rest of the World: 8-10 working days

I also offer shipping upgrades if you need something in a hurry.