I usually ship items within three working days of receipt of payment, but please check my shop announcement, as any temporary delays or our holiday and vacation closures will be stated there. If the item you ordered states MADE TO ORDER in the title, then it will have a longer delivery date which will be stated. Please let me know if you need anything clarifying regarding that.
I will ship items worldwide using Royal Mail airmail, which usually takes approx 7 - 10 working days, but can take longer at busy times. If you would like additional insurance, tracking or a faster courier service such as DHL, please contact me and I will send you a quote.
ALL INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS:
In addition to standard airmail, the following is available:
If you would prefer Airsure delivery, which is available to most destinations, please contact me. This provides 6 stage tracking, and priority handling, and is available at a surcharge of $10 per shipment.http://www.etsy.com/listing/87591562/tracking-and-priority-shipping-for
WORLDWIDE CUSTOMERS - in most destinations, you should usually expect to receive items within seven - ten working days. Please note, we cannot take responsibility for the postal service delays. At busy times, items may take longer, so please allow extra time if possible as delivery times cannot be 100% guaranteed. Items are not considered lost in the mail until a month has passed. FYI, your order will begin its journey with the Royal Mail, which is the UK's postal system. The Royal Mail will deliver that to your country, at which point it will have to clear customs, and then will be passed over to your country's postal service. If your order is delayed in the post, we recommend in the first instance that where possible, you check with your local postal service's depot or post office.
EU CUSTOMERS: Unfortunately we have been experiencing occasional delays when shipping to countries within the EU. We believe this is due to Brexit and hope it is temporary. In the meantime we will not consider an item to these destinations to be lost until at least 2 months after dispatch, due to orders being held at customs. The majority of orders have been arriving as normal but there have been a few more delays than we would have expected previously.
MEXICAN CUSTOMERS - With regret we must announce that we have recently had some delays with Mexico's postal system. You should allow extra time for your parcel to arrive. We will not consider an item lost when it is being delivered to Mexico until at least six - eight weeks after dispatch. Items have been arriving, but sometimes considerably later than we would expect elsewhere in the world, and so as we cannot control this delay, we must ask for your patience and that you allow extra time. Sincere apologies for this, but we hope you will understand that this is something over which we have no control.
RUSSIAN CUSTOMERS - Due to problems with parcels going missing on their way to Russia, we regret that we can no longer ship to you using our regular post methods. We can only ship using DHL or similar, at your expense, which will be added to your shipping charge in addition to your order after you place your order, and the costs can be expensive. We ask that you contact us directly before placing your order so that we can quote for you before your purchase. We are really sorry for any inconvenience and ask for your understanding.
UK CUSTOMERS you should usually receive items within three - four working days of order. I send by first or second class post or recorded delivery within the UK. We have added second class delivery as an option due to price increases by Royal Mail. If you need something quickly, please get in touch - we can usually work something out!
ALL CUSTOMERS, please note, if you want extra services, such as signed for delivery or tracking, I can provide this at a surcharge.
Very occasionally, items are delayed or lost in the post. This is something which we can't control, and I ask that you please wait for one month after dispatch to allow time for the item to arrive. During this time feel free to get in touch. However, as previously stated, the vast majority of items arrive within seven working days of purchase :) Of those that are delayed, it is extremely rare for them not to arrive at all. If you feel your shipment is late, please check first with your local postal depot, neighbours and members of your household that may have taken delivery.
Please note, you must contact us within 6 weeks of the expected delivery date if you have not received your order.
FREE SHIPPING -
Where we offer free shipping, this entitles you to one free shipping service to the address you provided during checkout. If items are uncollected from your local depot ( for example after you were out when the carrier tried to deliver etc.) or delivery is not rearranged by you after a delivery attempt (or attempts) to you, then they will usually be returned to us by the postal service eventually. Also, if you provide an incorrect address during checkout, your order may be returned to us by the postal service.
In these instances, once had we received the return, we would at that point need to unpack and check everything before redelivering out to you. If you would like us to redeliver to you at that point, then we would ask that you pay a charge to cover our costs for this subsequent repacking and delivery. If you decide you do not want a redelivery in these circumstances, then we would deduct a fee from any refund to cover the costs of our postage and packaging.
If you have been waiting for your delivery and are concerned about its whereabouts, please check your etsy account as there may be tracking information provided there. If you cannot do so or cannot see the relevant information there, please contact us so that we can check on the status of your delivery. We are happy to help you!
Please note: Any customs charges or local taxes are the responsibility of the customer.
I try to make packaging as lovely as possible, because a lovely parcel is a pleasure to open! However, I take extremely seriously the fact that most of my items are ceramic, and wrapping is first and foremost to protect the item. I want you to receive your item in one piece, and do my utmost to ensure that it does by wrapping my work well. Where possible I use recycled packaging.
I love making custom orders!
If there's something you like in my sold orders that is out of stock, or you would like a custom order, please get in touch. Custom orders usually take approx 4 weeks after receipt of payment.
We're working hard to be environmentally sound! Currently, the carbon emissions caused by our deliveries to you are offset by etsy.com, which is fantastic! Our kiln is small, electric, modern and efficient. It is only fired when it's jam packed full and I personally buy renewable energy where possible. We're currently experimenting with more environmentally friendly packaging and we hope you will reuse and/or recycle it where possible when it arrives with you. But, we know we're still not perfect. So in the meantime, we're paying the charity TreeSisters to plant around 530 trees per year to hopefully give back a little more than we take from our beautiful planet. That's nearly one and a half trees every day!
Please let me know if the item is to be given as a gift - I can enclose a free of charge gift tag card if you would like.
Gift wrapping can usually be arranged, please message me if you need this service. There may be a small charge for your requirements.
Please note - None of my items are intended or recommended for children or as toys.
I hope that when you open a parcel from me, you will be delighted! However, if you are not, then you can return all items except for custom items. We do not pay return postage, but will refund the full value if it arrives back to us undamaged, and that includes refunding the cost that we incurred to send it to you. Just get in touch with me within 14 days of receipt and we will advise you of our returns address. Please note international customers: customs forms must state: "Returning unwanted merchandise" with a value of $0
We want you to be delighted when you open a parcel from us, and so we take great care and pride in our packaging to ensure that international orders arrive intact. Because of this, it is super rare that breakages in transit happen. However, if it did happen to your order, we’d make it right. To qualify for this, all we ask is that you notify us within 4 days of receiving your order and, in the first instance, provide us with photographs of any broken pieces. We’d then send out a replacement as soon as possible in accordance with our terms.
In the case of wall art, we cannot be responsible for these pieces after they arrive with you. It is important that you use fixings that are suitable for your wall, and that you take care when installing the work to ensure that it is suitably and securely fixed. In high traffic or vibration areas, or where children are present, we recommend taking extra care, and in addition to your hardware you may wish to add a touch of silicone sealant, tile adhesive, Blu Tack or hot glue if appropriate to the back of the work to ensure stability if this is appropriate for your wall and situation. Feel free to get in touch to discuss this if you are unsure. Cleaning artwork should be done by lightly dusting.
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Hi - I'm Elizabeth, and I love clay. Any clay is great fun, but I'm very picky about the type of clay I use for my pottery and art. In my shop you will find ceramic art, handmade from pure white, slightly translucent English porcelain that is incredibly tough, as well as being fine, delicate and fragile at the same time. Or you'll find creamy stoneware ceramics with just the right amount of texture: durable, tactile, fresh and warm in colour.
My materials are more expensive than many, but they give exquisite, jewel-like qualities or textures that you just won't find with any-old-clay.
Each of my ceramic designs is carefully hand-crafted in my British studio with the utmost care, then fired until it glows red-hot, including a super-hot stoneware firing. Sometimes colour is added with glaze or paint, while contrast and structure are created with the juxtaposition of unexpected materials and metals such as silver, brass and copper.
A little about me and my inspiration...
My background is in interior design, sculpture and fine art, so art and design has always been important to me. I love installation art but found that a lot of people were alienated by gallery settings. For that reason, I decided to make work that was relevant and accessible for living or working spaces and the people that inhabit them. My etsy shop gave me a place to combine my love of fine art and interior design with my love of craft and clay.