a minimal modern handmade ceramics studio by shelley martin. portland oregon usa.
recent photos i posted to my @vitrifiedstudio instagram feed
I'm all set up for the 50% off sale in the gallery tomorrow. It's my last day in the gallery for this summer, after this I hand it over to a friend and I get to spend the summer at home for a maternity leave. Come by: 5001 NE 30th Ave at Alberta Street in Portland Oregon. #vitrifiedstudiocollection. ( I am not at #craftywonderland tomorrow, but here in my gallery instead)
I am about to send out my mailing list newsletter later today, this one will come with a special discount code for people on the mailing list only. You can sign up for the mailing list via my website. I only post a few times a year but I am very thankful for the people who have followed along.
Final week of my 30% off sale for ready made items in my gallery and in my etsy shop. sale ends May 20th.
I'm halfway through my SALE. Until May 20, get 30% off all ceramics and 40% off all non-ceramic accessories and housewares. Many of my ceramic items are also listed at sale prices in the vitrifiedstudio etsy shop, but come by the gallery for the full selection. I have a large amount of tea towels, napkins, placemats and table runners that are only found in the gallery. I am open Fridays and Saturdays from 12:30-6. 5001 ne 30th Ave at Alberta Street in Portland Oregon. After the sale ends I will transition the gallery over to ceramic artist Jeanette Zeis for her to share her new work with you this summer. #vitrifiedstudiocollection
Morning light and my shop dog Arthur. Arthur is not a great shop dog, more of a barky dog, so I will not be open today but I am here trying to get ahead on all of my open orders.
It has been a long time since I listed my ready made canisters and cellars online. But I have all of the ones from my gallery listed in my etsy shop, and they are all 30% off along with all of the other ready made pieces. https://www.etsy.com/shop/vitrifiedstudio or click through my website on my profile page to the etsy shop link. My gallery is open 12:30-6 today and tomorrow if you'd rather shop the sale in person. #vitrifiedstudiocollection
I just started a 30% off SALE in my vitrifiedstudio etsy shop on all ready made items. I am getting ready for my maternity leave, and soon I will be taking a break from the gallery, so I have listed everything in the gallery on my etsy shop and marked it all 30% off. You can also shop in person at the gallery in Portland Oregon, everything that is not ceramic is on sale at 40% in person sales only. I will keep this sale going online and in the gallery until May 20 when I transition the gallery over to my pottery friend Jeanette Zeis for the summer. #vitrifiedstudiocollection
A customer shared with me a photo of the back of an urn I just sent her. I really love making these special pieces. I am headed into my maternity leave soon and I am about to increase my lead time on all of my custom items by a lot. I will be making some more non-custom ready made urns that look like this one to carry my shop through the next month or two. Contact me if you need help ordering on the etsy shop, I have tried to simplify the listings but it still can be overwhelming to navigate. #vitrifiedstudiocollection #urn #foreverloved #peturn #cremationurn
My favorite Portland artist, Amy Ruppel is showing at my favorite Portland gallery, Antler Gallery! The opening is tonight- check out @ruppelshot at @antlerpdx on @albertastreet . I love her whale and landscape paintings so so much!
One more of my new large serving bowls, now listed in my online shop ( currently on etsy). I hope to get another batch of new listings up maybe later next week. I think I have 2/3 of the items in my #vitrifiedstudiocollection gallery currently listed in my online shop.
New green glaze palette for custom order items. These sample cups or small planters are also available individually in my etsy shop.
I am finally done with the current batch of shop updates for ready made items. I have more items to photograph and list but I imagine it will be another couple of weeks before I do another update. For the summer, I will have everything listed on my etsy shop, ready made items and made to order items. #vitrifiedstudiocollection
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