'the clay fable' - modern ceramics with a story to tell

Dublin, Ireland · 2146 Sales


'the clay fable' - modern ceramics with a story to tell

Dublin, Ireland 2146 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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karoArt 'the clay fable' - modern ceramics with a story to tell

karoArt is a small, Dublin based ceramic studio established in 2009 by Karo who is a self-taught ceramicist, designer and maker.

karoArt stands for beautifully coloured, quirky, whimsical ceramics that are created in a fully handmade process. They are both decorative and functional, because we like the idea of using beautiful, handmade items in everyday life.

All work is made in our studio from start to finish. The ‘perfectly imperfect’ quality of our work tell a story of how each piece is an authentic creation of human hands.

All of our work is inspired by natural wonders, fairy stories and our love of animals.

Shop members

  • Karo

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Shipping

    I find clay to be a perfect medium to express my creativity and make work that's not only pleasing to the eye but also functional. I take inspiration from nature, my interest in fairy-stories and myths, as well as my love of animals.

  • Leeloo


    Leeloo supervises work in the studio. She takes care of team morale, greets visitors and gives cuddles.

  • Babs

    Maker, Assistant

    Babs is a hands-on-clay assistant who helps get our pots made quickly and efficiently. She also has her own etsy shop : https://www.etsy.com/ie/shop/BabsBelshawCo?ref=pr_shop_more

  • Gráinne

    Senior Supervisor

    Gráinne keeps the atmosphere in the studio calm and relaxed by snoozing through the day.

Shop policies

Last updated on 23 November, 2017
At karoArt we make each in a fully handmade process.
Please, allow for small discrepancies regarding shape and colour as no two pieces can be identical.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Items on sale
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Last Posting Dates for Guaranteed Christmas Deliveries are:
USA - 7th Dec,
UK and Northern Ireland - 18th Dec,
Europe - 13th Dec,
Ireland- 20th Dec,
Rest of the World - 7th Dec

We process orders within max 3 working days and dispatch them on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Let us know if you require faster processing times and we will do our best to meet your needs.

Estimated shipping times (from the dispatch date):

*USA 5-7 working days
*UK and Northern Ireland 3-4 working days
*Ireland 1 working day
*Selected European Countries 4-5 working days
(France, Germany, Switzerland,
Spain, Belgium, Sweden )
*Rest of Europe 4-7 working days
*Rest of the World 8-11 working days

Once the items ship we cannot accept any responsibility for delays may it be due to customs or busy shipping periods.

We always combine shipping to reduce charges on multiple items if possible. Any overcharges will be refunded to your account once the order is dispatched.

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Additional policies and FAQs
We use only high quality porcelain and stoneware clays. All pieces are high-fired ensuring strength, durability and suitability for daily use. Our tableware is food, dishwasher, microwave and oven safe.
The exceptions are those items made using black clay or being decorated with gold luster, they are not dishwasher and microwave safe.
Black clay pieces and those where gold luster is on the inside of the dish and can react with food are also unsuitable for food use.
When heating up the dishes, please, take care to avoid sudden temperature changes as this may result in thermal shock and cracks may occur.
Unglazed surfaces, although water and stain resistant, are not stain proof. Therefore avoid contact with staining foods like tea, coffee, red wine, beetroot etc and clean with baking soda paste if needed.

We are happy to take on custom orders.
Please allow approximately 4-6 weeks for the piece to be prepared. This may take longer if unforeseen circumstances occur.
Custom orders need to be paid for in advance of commencing work.
LAST CUSTOM ORDERS for Christmas Deliveries are taken in mid October.

All our products come packaged in a branded cardboard gift box.
Please, let me know if you are purchasing a gift that is to be sent directly to the recipient; I will make sure the receipt is not included, the piece is gift wrapped nicely and I will be happy to attach a note with the message of your choice.

As much as possible we re-use and recycle packaging products that are used for shipping. If you can, please, do the same to further extend the life of packaging materials.
We take utmost care to make sure our ceramics travel safe and we double-box products.

We offer selected items for wholesale customers. For information on terms and conditions and our wholesale catalogue, please contact us at hello [!at] karoArt.eu with detailed, verifiable information on your business and nature of your inquiry.