a minimal modern handmade ceramics studio by shelley martin. portland oregon usa.
recent photos i posted to my @vitrifiedstudio instagram feed
I'm loving working from my home studio this summer. There is a baby boy sleeping in the hammock in there as I work into the evening on your custom orders. I start taking back my gallery next week, but it will be a while until I am fully transitioned back to that space. It's just too good here right now. #vitrifiedstudiocollection
I am working on updating my custom urn and vase listings. I had a few people request cursive or script custom letters as a font option as well as larger flowers, so I increased my stamp collection. And I just won a new set on an eBay auction, so I will have one more very clean and modern/ 1950s set to add. I need to make a new stamp palette on clay to show all of these new letters and the new shape stamp options.
We just received our newborn photos back from our photo session with @katieandersonphotography . They are so sweet and beautiful. Here is a set of cups that I am sending to Katie today as a little thank you for the photo sessions. I made a listing in my etsy shop for these custom text cups/ small vases if any one else is interested in a set of 6.
It's getting to be time for me to move back into my gallery and I don't have a great transition plan as I have a tiny baby at home now. I'd like to see if any friends or friends of friends are interested in sharing the gallery with me for a while. Preferably non ceramic friends I think. Email me if you'd like to talk. #vitrifiedstudiocollection Vitrifiedstudio@gmail.com
Help! I am working on re-activating my website and Amazon shop, as well as updating my etsy shop and I need your help. I am looking for past or current custom urns customers who have shopped on my Etsy site and have feedback you'd like to privately share with me due to frustrations with my listings or being not satisfied with my design offerings. Have you wanted to buy an urn but couldn't figure out how or didn't see what you wanted? Please email me your feedback. I will offer free pottery in exchange for your helpful feedback. I am looking to make my custom urn listings much better and I would love your feedback, especially if you wanted to buy an urn but got frustrated with my shop and didn't buy it. The better the suggestions and feedback, the more free pottery I will send you. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and don't comment below.
I am finally back in the (home) studio this week, after a few weeks of my maternity leave. I'm doing a FLASH SALE to kick off the month of July. Here is the current flash sale listing, custom vases in off white stoneware available in 3 sizes and a few greys, whites, black and blues. I adjusted my profile link to go straight to this special flash sale listing in my etsy shop, https://www.etsy.com/listing/180068342/flash-sale-off-white-vase-stoneware. It will still be another month until I am back in the gallery.
Our newborn photo shoot with @katieandersonphotography . We loved having Katie photograph our son, West Luca, born a couple of weeks ago.
These last few months, my custom pottery has reached even closer to heart. I had previously known the pain of losing a dog who was my best friend, so the pet urns always had a strong heart felt connection to me. And I was always greatly touched by the significance and honor of when someone would choose me to make the urn for their loved one, a husband, mother, father, grandmother, adult child. But these past few months, I have had an increase in infant urn orders, just as I was in the middle to now last days of my own pregnancy. These are the vessels that touch me so deeply right now as I can almost imagine the pain that the parents must be going through from the miscarriages, still born babies, and then the ones that only make it days, months or few short years. I wish I could do more for all of my customers. I wish I could speed the process, make the urns more perfect or more special or more beautiful. I know for many of them, the urn is the only thing they will have of their loved one in the years and decades to come, and I am touched by the honor of having it come from my hands into their home forever. I want all of my urn customers to know I am right here with you. Thank you.
I'm all moved back into my backyard studio. Which did become the bike room since I moved into the gallery. Now I just need to finish all of my open orders. This baby is coming like a freight train. Hopefully not until after my open orders are all wrapped up! #vitrifiedstudiocollection
@jeanettezeis has taken over my gallery for the summer with her gorgeous new work! She is all set for last Thursday gallery openings tonight on Alberta street. She will be there from 5-9 tonight at 5001 NE 30th Avenue at Alberta Street, and soon starting regular hours on Fridays and Saturdays. #vitrifiedstudiocollection
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.