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Initially, when I began Essarai Ceramics, I released small batches of work that were ready to ship; it was a limited collection with color schemes that I had come up with. Over time, I began to receive commissions for certain color combinations and eventually decided to make my work fully customizable rather than doing releases.
Two years later, I’m now in a place where I’m consistently working through current orders as new orders are received. It is a juggling process where I will be finishing a current group, be half way through another and just beginning one. So, it’s not that it takes 8 weeks to create a single piece, but rather that I’m working through several batches before I get to yours.
I have safely shipped over 1,000 pieces internationally for over two years now. I ship pieces using double-corrugated cardboard boxes, biodegradable packing peanuts and sturdy bubble wrap. I package pieces to withstand a 5 foot throw as recommended by USPS. I have spent a great deal of time and energy making your piece and you have patiently waited for your purchase- I am as invested in your piece arriving safely as you are.
My Crystal Mug/Tumbler is fully functional. I include detailed care instructions with every piece and also have the care instructions on my website (essaraiceramics.com) in case they are misplaced. They are not microwave safe and I recommend hand washing.
I was inspired by large crystals and my sweeping formation has now become signature to Essarai Ceramics. As an artist, I believe it’s important to stand apart and offer a different perspective on a genre which is occupied by several other artists.
I offer multiple perspectives of my work on Instagram as I’ve received comments that may imply ones eyes could be injured utilizing my work. These perspectives serve to show that the crystals are strategically positioned to angle away from the face and are not vertical. This was something that I was aware of when I designed my collection and have never experienced an issue with someone injuring themselves using one of my pieces.
From the start of my business, my goal has always been to share my art as fairly as possible; I have to make a living and pay bills (student loans!). I’ve spent many nights going back-and-forth with my pricing structure, looking at what other artists sell their work for and ultimately feel that I am offering the best price for my work. I offer an array of different pieces that span a large price range; I believe that everyone deserves to be surrounded by inspiration and beauty. As a small batch artist, I do not offer sales as the supply costs and energy that goes into every piece remains the same. I do however offer a discount coupon for individuals who take the time to leave a written review on my Etsy.