Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions from customers. 

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Yes, I offer workshops at my Studio in Kennett Square, PA. 

Check out the "Workshops" page to see a list of current classes.

Click on the "register" button to view available times, complete your registration and payment.

Yes! All of my functional pottery is made with food safe, lead-free glazes and are safe to use in the microwave, or dishwasher. I do recommend hand washing barnacle cups/mugs because of they are more delicate. Our family has been using some of my own personal collection of handcrafted mugs for over 10 years!

Yes! For those in a 15 mile radius of Kennett Square, PA select "local delivery" at checkout for delivery from my studio to your door! 

Want to pickup your ceramics? Select "pickup" at checkout and pickup your order at my studio in Kennett Square, PA (typically ready within 24 hours).

Free shipping is available on orders $50+ to the United States 🇺🇸 and international shipping options to customers both near and far!

Each order is carefully packaged for safe delivery and packages 📦 are sent via USPS Priority Mail or UPS.

Tracking information is provided with every order for you to monitor progress & estimated delivery time.

Yes! I enjoy sharing my artwork with customers both near and far!

Shipping rates and options are calculated at checkout provided by UPS / USPS International. I will be sure to complete the required 'Commercial Invoice' or other paperwork required by the shipping provider, and ship your package out as soon as possible, but there may be delays beyond my control.

When a package ships internationally, it may be subject to import taxes, customs duties, and/or fees imposed by the destination country. These charges are typically due once the package arrives in the destination country. 

Buyers are responsible for paying any additional costs such as duties, taxes, and customs clearance fees that may apply.

When you order handcrafted ceramics, I want you or your loved ones to be excited to open a one-of-a-kind treasure. I personally wrap every piece of pottery, and include tissue paper, a handwritten thank you, and well wishes.

🎁 Sending as a gift? Add a note at checkout and I can include a message.

♻️ In an effort to be more sustainable, I use a honeycomb paper wrap which is a sustainable, biodegradable, and recyclable solution to traditional bubble wrap.

(As a ceramics artist bubble wrap is somewhat unavoidable for my most delicate pieces, but I will also try and reuse lightly used packing materials wherever possible). 

Customers have tagged @mvbceramics on Instagram to share their pictures / shout-outs of pottery in use!

My handmade pottery, including Barnacle Cups, are both beautiful & functional. I think about the form from every angle, placing barnacles and shells in strategic places, so the cup is comfortable to hold and admire.

#Sip:  Find joy in using your barnacle cups to sip morning coffee, afternoon tea, or for cocktails during Happy Hour.

#Plant: Where the land meets the sea.  Barnacle vases, bowls, and even cups make great planters for succulents and other indoor plants.

#Admire: Find your new favorite accent or focal point to enjoy in your home or office.

Thanks for your interest! Check out the "About" section my website to get a behind the scenes look my process, inspiration, and learn a little bit about me.  

Follow along on Instagram, Facebook @mvbceramics

Yes! Whether you support a local gallery or buy directly from the artist, thank you for your support to #ShopSmall for handcrafted art.

My work has shown in juried exhibitions around the country. Check out the "Galleries & Exhibitions" page with more details on recent shows. I will occasionally also participate in local / regional art festivals.

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I invite you to stay in touch! 
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👉 Sign up for my email list on the "Let's Connect" page to stay in touch. Emails are sent out about once a month on the latest happenings!

With ceramics, each handcrafted piece is created, bisque fired, then fired again for a final glaze firing.  This can take up to 4-6 weeks.

I have shop updates throughout the year to share the latest handcrafted ceramics & pottery with customers & admirers both near & far.

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