a minimal modern handmade ceramics studio by shelley martin. portland oregon usa.
recent photos i posted to my @vitrifiedstudio instagram feed
I am kind of sad thinking that today is the last day of my etsy sale. Maybe I should extend it? I will reactivate the 25% off sale when this one ends tonight. Only one discount is allowed, so please don't use the Instagramfan15 coupon code or your discount will automatically get reduced to 15% off instead of 25%.
I am in the last 3 days of my etsy sale, and I have just added this custom set at 40% off to the sale. It is a seconds pricing, so I will custom make the set for you, but if there ends up with a blemish on them I will be shipping them and not remaking them. I have them available in many colors as listed within the listing, please read the item details page of the listing for color options. Only one discount can be used in etsy, so the 40% off is currently automatically applied, and it you try to apply a second coupon code, I have heard that the sale price is removed. You can find it in the canister/cellar shop section of my etsy shop. Thank you to a customer who suggested this custom order sample sale, she said she loved the set but could only afford it at a big discount and didn't mind if the set had blemishes.
I'm here until 4 today at the @albertastreet sidewalk sale. I pulled out some more items for the seconds sale table, and everything else inside is 40% off. #vitrifiedstudiocollection
It looks like I need to continue the sample/ seconds sale tomorrow and drop the prices on the remaining items out on the table. Everything inside ( new items) is 40% off, and everything outside are seconds for $7.50-20 ( mostly utensil holders and cups, with a few jars and vases). I will take a new photo in the morning so you can see what is left. #vitrifiedstudiocollection
The seconds / sample / sidewalk sale is in progress at my gallery on Alberta Street. I will be here until 4 today. Plus 40% off everything inside. #vitrifiedstudiocollection
The sidewalk sale has started. I am here today and tomorrow. I have the kids with me so I can't promise my hours, but I would guess until at least 4 pm today and tomorrow from 12-4. 40% off for everything inside and $5-30 go everything outside. #vitrifiedstudiocollection
I am packing up all of my seconds to take to the gallery for tomorrow's sidewalk sale/ seconds sale. I will also have all of my previous remaining stock on sale as I prepare to do a big color palette shift in the gallery. These pieces in this bin were unglazed seconds that I am starting to play with my new colors. It will be lots of greens, blacks, smokey greys and browns. #vitrifiedstudiocollection
I am getting ready for this Saturdays sidewalk sale on @albertastreet . Last night I glazed all of my seconds that were lingering around unglazed in the studio. Lots of black and deep green and smokey grey colors as I think about the gorge fire. I don't know my hours yet for the sidewalk sale, it's my first day back after my maternity leave and I will bring the baby. Usually my sample sales sell out after the first day, but I will let you know if it will continue onto Sunday as well. #vitrifiedstudiocollection
Gorgeous packaging, perfect letterpress cards. Thank you Erica at @taigapress for making these and Kirsten @turnofthecenturies for introducing me. Now if I can just clear my head to write a few thank you notes.
Trying to keep my head away from all of what is happening, I am just trying to work and ship out orders. I didn't have a chance to photograph my latest batch of finished urns, but here is a quick snap shot of one of the new fonts from my updated font palette. This summer I tried to simplify my listings but instead I think I made them more complex with all the new stamps, fonts, and soon new color options. Thank you to everyone who emailed me suggestions! I am still working on them and I will contact you all soon with thank you gifts.
Today we are losing these magnificent parks, forests and waterfalls to a huge raging fire in the Columbia river gorge. Living in Portland will never be the same, and I am so sad thinking that I will never have the chance for my son to experience these amazing places and I hope my young daughter can hold onto her brief memories of these places. They won't be back to what they were in my lifetime or theirs. This fire was started by two boys with fireworks in the forest. Today the sky rains with ash in Portland and they are evacuating several nearby communities. Click this hashtag to see more photos #eaglecreekfire
The Columbia river gorge last night, this is right by bonneville dam, just east of multnomah falls. This is burning some of our other favorite hikes and waterfalls, and making ash rain down in Portland.
I decided to bring the brown clay back for custom orders temporarily. I think I will only keep the listings open for a few week and I will probably stop using the brown clay by the end of the month. It's a very messy clay and I prefer not having it in the studio. But I love how it looks! Find it in my etsy shop, along with the current sale. #vitrifiedstudiocollection
I've been away from the studio this week and starting up again tomorrow. I will be bringing the gallery back starting in the month of September with a big sale kick off on September 9 and 10. Everything will be 40% off and more at the gallery during the Alberta street sidewalk sale (which includes a bunch of other @albertastreet shops) . I will also have many random pieces that I will be selling for $1 each as I clear out some of the dark corners of my studio. My etsy shop is all on sale this week as part of the big etsy sale launch for most all custom orders. #vitrifiedstudiocollection
Okay! Brown is coming back. I'll be using brown clay for a while this fall in my gallery studio once I reopen it in September and keeping the porcelain and sand colored stoneware in my home studio. I just added this vase listing back into my etsy shop and soon I will bring back the brown clay for select custom shop listings as well. I think my glaze color palette this fall will be green and brown for the gallery, with of course some white and grey favorites too. #vitrifiedstudiocollection
I'm adding another color to the glaze palette for custom items. This one is a dark brown, called walnut. I am just about a week away from updating all of my listings with this new palette that includes new greens, lavender, walnut, and a new pink. I will be discontinuing a few glazes too with this update. I also am thinking about temporarily bringing back my dark brown clay body as an option too.
End of Summer Sale! Etsy has a new "sale" feature that starts today. I have marked down all of my custom smaller urns 25%, special additions 25% ( like the new custom decal shown here) and my custom utensil holders 15% using this new feature. The sale will run until the 21st of September. The discount is shown already on the listing, you don't need a coupon code. I don't think additional discounts can be used. https://www.etsy.com/shop/vitrifiedstudio or click through my profile link to find my etsy shop link on my website.
I've been struggling to find the time to do custom orders this summer ( with the fussy baby who does not like to be put down), especially with new requests or designs. But I finished this set of 3 kitchen canisters and I love how they turned out. I just made a listing for this custom set in my vitrifiedstudio etsy shop if you wanted a set too.
We are working on the new stamp and letter font palette for my custom pieces. I am really loving these new script fonts as well as some fun more modern ones.
Sorry for the large amount of posts this weekend, I just have so much new stuff to share. I have been gathering script letterpress type this month to try to add new font options to the custom pieces. Here is one of my favorites. I only have it in lowercase, but I really love how it looks. I will add a new example palette soon to all my listings.