a minimal modern handmade ceramics studio by shelley martin. portland oregon usa.
recent photos i posted to my @vitrifiedstudio instagram feed
I've also added all of my ready made porcelain cups to my etsy shop, these come in 3 sizes and several colors. I still have my shaped vases and bottles to add, bowls, and then lots of corked canisters and then hopefully I will have everything found in my gallery also listed online as I transition into my maternity leave/ slow down.
I've updated my etsy shop with ready made spice bottles and salt/pepper bottles. These are sold individually now in my etsy shop now that listing variations can have quantities.
One more shot of some of the new ready made listings I just added to my etsy shop. See my last two posts for all the info. I have more listings to add this weekend but that's enough for tonight.
More new ready made listings are up in my etsy shop. Bowls, mugs, handle-less porcelain cups. I hope to get everything that is currently up in my gallery listed online as I transition to my summer plans ( see my last post) .
I have started the online shop update. I decided to pull my ready made listings back into my etsy shop for the summer. It will be easier to just manage sales from one shop this summer once the new baby comes. I will be uploading many more listings tonight, and hopefully again this weekend I can do another round of new listings. I am aiming to have everything that is ready made up in my etsy shop through this summer, as I won't be in the gallery much in the next few months. I will transition back to the website shop once everything settles down. You can watch my etsy shop if you want a first chance at all of these new listings. Samples and sale items will be listed as well as all of my latest new work. Link through my profile page or go via https://www.etsy.com/shop/vitrifiedstudio #vitrifiedstudiocollection
I am thinking of finally updating my online shop soon. I have a bunch of new mugs, and lots of other ready made pieces in the gallery that I just need to photograph and list on my website. I am still working very slowly, with this very uncomfortable and pregnant body, but I hope to get the website stocked and start to transition to my summer gallery changes soon. I will be passing the gallery over to a potter friend ( @jeanettezeis ) for a few months this summer, hoping to work from just my home studio and sell from my website while I spend time with the tiny baby.
It's been a while since I restocked the mugs, but I just brought a dozen into the gallery. Now that I have finally recovered from being sick, I think I can start to catch up on everything. Next step is the emails and then I can restock my online shop.
Tonight is my first reception in my gallery. I have been here over a year, but have never had a true reception. This one is tied to the NCECA conference reception schedule, I will be on tonight's reception shuttle route. I will have some snacks for you, and plenty of new work. I hope to have energy too, I have finally gotten over my bronchitis, so I am very excited to just be able to breathe again. I opened at 12 today and I am open until 9 tonight. Tomorrow and Saturday I am open from 12-6. #vitrifiedstudiocollection #nceca2017 #nceca
I had a chance to visit some #nceca2017 exhibitions this morning before my own gallery opened, here is a glimpse of the very fantastic show All Lands/ Omnus Terra curated by @hey_yonder_shop and @shannongarson . These amazing sets are by @vickigrima I will only get to see a few of the ceramics shows that are up for NCECA this week, with my own gallery hours to keep, but I made sure to visit this one. #omnusterra #gallery114
That's the #nceca2017 shuttle bus stop right outside my gallery. It's a busy day here.
I am open and set up for #nceca2017 . I just unloaded a kiln full of large bowls, as well as lots of cups and canisters. I am on the shuttle route today, and also on the reception shuttle for tomorrow night- so that means I am having a reception tomorrow evening! My regular hours on Friday and Saturday. I hope to see you if you are in town. 5001 ne 30th at Alberta . #vitrifiedstudiocollection
Finally a shot of me at the wheel. I am putting up my nceca exhibition this weekend in my gallery. It should be all set up by Monday along with full shelves of new work. My bronchitis is finally passing, so I can actually get some work done.
More Portland rain.
Today was my first chance in a month to add new listings to my etsy shop. I usually photograph my favorite custom orders as I ship them out, and the when I have time I turn those into new listings in my etsy shop. It feels good to take a moment to update my shop but I am still running a week or two longer on orders, so my lead time is stretched right now. I hope to be back on track next month. Thanks everyone who has ordered custom items from me, and thanks for sharing photos with me of your custom in special places in your homes. I love when people post photos of their custom vitrifiedstudio items and tag me. It means so much to me that you love the finished pieces!
Thank you @iamthelab for selecting me as the HM100 artist of the year. Visit their website iamthelab.com to read the interview that I did for them ( which I describe my current thoughts of being a maker) and to learn more about HM100, Home of the Modern Maker which includes many many other amazing makers. Thanks Brett!
I use one side of the credenza for my daughters toys. We can sometimes get two hours of her happily playing beside me while I work on orders in the gallery ( while the gallery is closed). Being pregnant limits the amount of time I can work, as all of my work is physical, so now I need to attempt to split my work day into two short parts with a big rest in the middle of the day. So happy we found RIE to help us learn how to learn independent play.
I have brought my sale shelf back, a bunch of odds and ends and seconds for ceramics, and I am also starting to put much of the non-ceramic work on sale also ( napkins, tea towels, table runners, coasters, cutting boards) as I have learned what sells and what doesn't sell in the gallery. I don't have these sale items listed online, but if Instagram followers come in I will offer an extra 15% discount on these 25%-50% off sale items if you ask for it.
I am here today and tomorrow, my usual 12:30-6 hours. Next week I will be open Friday and Sunday instead of Friday and Saturday. #vitrifiedstudiocollection
If you've been in the gallery, you have seen that I also have some of my mom's pysanky eggs here (she is @sweetbing ). I have a special pair of eggs with hearts, I am hoping someone might want them for Valentine's Day. Her eggs are $20 each, but my current 25% off sale for everything non-ceramic includes her eggs. I am here today and tomorrow from 12:30-6. #vitrifiedstudiocollection #pysanky
I made it into the gallery in this icy mess. The sidewalks are covered in ice though, so maybe come tomorrow instead of today. I'll be here making and making both days, as I still have a big pile of open orders to finish up. I am still running my 25% off sale for accessories, I have lots of tea towels, linen napkins, wooden accessories, etc that are on sale as I start to redefine the focus of the shop this year.
Studio Assistant needed! Just a quick post to see if there are any NE Portland folks interested in helping me as a studio assistant. I could use maybe 4-5 hours for one afternoon a week, helping me glaze and load kilns, move stuff around, and some general studio and gallery floor cleaning to control dust. Any day from Monday to Thursday would work, ideally from 1-5 pm or so just one day a week. No experience required, but hopefully you can left heavy things and don't mind my craziness.
Let me know asap, I am hoping to find someone to start this week. Thanks!! Shelley Vitrifiedstudio@gmail.com