I’m offering custom ceramics orders. I can sculpt your pet or your favorite clay animal, as a tiny figurine or as a pendant or charm. Anything is welcome really ! Please read the following details before emailing me with your project, it will help you understand the whole process.
Custom Ceramic Animals : Schedule
The Custom ceramic animals are slowly made. These are not on an Amazon prime type of schedule, so be prepared to wait quite a bit. It can take from 6 to up to 12 weeks from the first contact to you receiving your order. It mostly depends on the studios firing schedule and my own schedule.
I cannot guarantee a shipping or delivery date, so if you plan on gifting a ceramics in a month or so, a custom order will not get to you on time. Please bear with me, this is a long process and postal services are taking longer than usual. I’m always doing my best to serve you quickly but it’s simply impossible to deliver a custom ceramics in a given time. If you’re in a hurry, check out what’s already in store ^^
Check out this step by step of a clay figurine sculpture I made for a custom order, it will show you all the process with dates. This was an optimal schedule.
Style and colors
My style is not realistic, it’s minimalist / cute, don’t expect anything else 🙂 The colors will vary from piece to piece, and from your photograph to the final ceramic animal.
Price and Rates
The prices start at $60 for a dog, a cat or anything “simple”. The custom ceramics are always fairly small : from 1/2 cm to 6/8 cm long. More complex projects like Octopus, 2 pieces animals like Mola mola, or winged, antlered animals start at $90. I’ll let you know about the price in my first email. All prices are in CAD$.
Gold, white gold highlights and mother of pearl options are now available ranging from an additionnal $15 to $30 ans up depending on your request.
Custom Ceramics Order Process
The first contact can be a DM on insta or twitter, your custom order has to be an email (email@example.com) though. It will be easier for me to keep track this way. I will probably – not systematically – keep you posted on the steps on social media. You will also see your pieces featured in my feed sometimes. The pictures of the work in progress do not call for modifications or changes. Unless I’m dramatically mistaken, there should be no changes in the piece. More often than not, when you get a picture of your ceramic piece, it’s already drying up and I will not be able to make any change.
1 – Contact
I’ll need a name, email and description of your project. Please add details and pictures, they’ll help. I’ll answer within a few days with an estimated cost and a rough schedule.
2 – Sculpting and first firing
Once we agree on the terms, I’ll sculpt, paint and get your ceramic friend through its first firing. Pictures might be sent along the process as I love to document my work. If your custom order is meant to be a surprise or if you don’t want it documented on my social media, please mention it in your contact email.
3 – Glazing and firing
I’ll get the piece glazed and through its last firing. More pictures will be sent or published if possible ! After the glaze firing, if you chose gold, white gold or mother of pearl highlights there will be an additional firing and then your piece will be ready.
4 – Payment and shipping
When the piece is finished, I’ll make a custom product page for you on the website. You will be able to go through with your order and pay at that time. I don’t take deposits beforehand for the moment. This might change in the future.
Once everything’s in order, I’ll proceed with the shipping ! Your order is always carefully wrapped in paper. Several shipping options are available.
What if I don’t like my piece ?
Well, if you do not like your piece, I’ll be very sorry. I’m usually quite confident with a subject when I agree to take on a custom order. But it’s art so you never know ! So far, it happened once that a customer did not like their piece on 50+ custom orders. If I don’t manage to go through with a piece, I’ll try again. It’s possible I make 2 or 3 versions of an order and sell the pieces left after you pick your favorite.
If it’s something I did wrong, forgot or made a mistake about, and I agree with you, I will redo the piece at no extra cost, just extra time.
If I think I fulfilled my part of the contract, I will put the piece in the shop. You will be able to purchase it if you change your mind, or someone else will. No hard feelings here !
What I do, what I don’t do.
I don’t do realistic, fierce, violent sculptures. This is just not me. Make sure you get a hold of my style before you order something ^^ It will be CUTE.
Check out the custom made figurines of the past.