Handmade Ceramic, Pottery, Art made in London

London, England · 1091 Sales


Handmade Ceramic, Pottery, Art made in London

London, England 1091 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   I throw each piece of ceramic on the wheel and use glazes that I make.
Ceramics made for us, to be used & lived, to be a part of our life.

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Last updated on 08 May, 2018

I throw each piece of ceramic on the wheel and use glazes that I make.
Ceramics made for us, to be used & lived, to be a part of our life.

Follow my shop to stay updated on the latest available ceramics pieces!

Thank you for your support!

Virginia Balistreri

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Virginia Balistreri

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I throw each piece of ceramic on the wheel and use glazes that I make. Ceramics made for us, to be used & lived, to be a part of our life.


I was born in Florence, Italy (1988).
After completing a five year programme in Fine Arts at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze (February 2014), I moved to London.
I focused on Ceramics only in the last few years: working out of a small studio in Florence, at La Meridiana Ceramics School in Tuscany, at Turning Earth in Hoxton, at the Ceramics Studio Co-op in New Cross, and I'm now settled at the Art Hub Studio in Woolwich.

I enjoy creating a mix of functional and non-functional objects, all of them thrown on the wheel.
My research specialises in thrown shapes, materials and glazes.
I'm always working on making new glazes using her own recipes, which is a new challenge and adventure (with many defeats too!).

My aim is to give life to ceramics, and let it be used by plants, nature, time, and people, you. I see ceramics as part of us, of our life and history.

Shop policies

Last updated on 25 May, 2018

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 4 hours of purchase
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
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
In packaging what you've choosen I'll be very carefull and I'll do my best to wrap it and protect it! Anyway, shipping is shipping and if the item arrives to you broken, please take pictures of the box and the item itself, contact me as soooooon as possible, and I'll do my best to get you a refund or a happy ending anyway.

If you contact me because you are not happy with the item, we'll talk about refund or other possibilities. If at the end you decide you need to return it, keep in mind that this time you should pay for the shipping.
I accept credit and debit cards, Etsy gift cards and other international payment methods.
I will ship in 1-3 working days right after the payment has been confirmed.
Unless you read an announcement on my shop-page with updates.

After my shipping in 1-3 days, When will you get the delivery?
United Kingdom - delivery with Royal Mail 1°Class in 1-2 working days
Europe - delivery in 3-5 working days
Anywhere else - delivery in 5-7 working days
Remember that delays in postage are not unusual, I am not responsable for that, but I am sorry if this will happen to your delivery.

What if you order more than one piece?
In case you order more than one piece, probabily the delivery cost won't be reduced because we have to pay for the total weight. But I will let you know, and if I can Iwill give you a small refund.

To which address are sent the Orders?
Orders are sent to the address provided on Etsy's receipt. Send me a message if you'd like for me to post to a different address.

Is it a gift?
Just let me know and I'll wrap it nicely and place it in the safe package for shipping. Let me also know if you'd like for me to write a message or a note for the gift.

What if you'd like a different delivery option, for example faster?
Contact me before purchasing the item, I'll do my best to find a solution with you. There are many different options, more expensive of course, you will just need to pay a little bit more for the delivery method.
Additional policies and FAQs
I really hope that what I made with ceramic will give you a little bit more of happiness and warmth, the same one that I feel when I am making the different pieces.
Each one has a story that is going to live with you and take a different route.

All I can say now, is Thank you very very much for your time, and enjoy!
How and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewellery, for example), if you contact me directly.

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my small business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
-Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
-Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
-Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
-Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
-Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
-Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
-Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
-Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Virginia Balistreri, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at virgibalistreri [!at] Alternately, you may mail me at:

Virginia Balistreri, 101 Lewisham Way, Flat 1, SE146QD London, UK

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Last updated on 16 May, 2018
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Virginia Balistreri
101 Lewisham way
United Kingdom