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Q: WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY ORDER?
A: We work hard to have all orders shipped in a timely manner. Unless otherwise stated, the available items in the shop are ready to ship. We make every effort to ship all orders out immediately (and no later than 3-5 days after purchase). We are unable to ship on weekends or bank holidays. All orders are sent via USPS or UPS. Upgrades or faster shipping costs may be requested for an additional fee. In general, there is a 3-4 week wait on made to order work. When your order is complete, we will send you a confirmation email to let you know when your item was shipped and when you can expect it to arrive.
Q: HOW IS MY ORDER PACKAGED?
A: Please be advised that we will do our best to pack your order so it can withstand the long journey from the studio to your door. Bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard and eco-friendly packing peanuts are all used to make sure your pot gets safely to you. It might not look too pretty, but I assure you that a lot of care and attention goes into packing your order before sending it safely on its way.
Q: MY ORDER ARRIVED DAMAGED, WHAT DO I DO?
A: Should a piece arrives damaged, please email a photo, along with the name the order was placed under within 48 hours of receiving the package. We will remake the order for you or issue you a store credit in exchange.
Defects: Every piece is inspected for flaws before leaving the studio, but we are only human. In the event of a defective item, notify us with a description of the issue. We will diagnose the problem and can ship a replacement or issue store credit (your choice) upon determination of a defect. Please note all products are handcrafted and there will be slight variation in color, texture, finish and size. These are not considered flaws.
In some cases there may be a slight difference between the ceramics in the photograph and the ceramics you receive in your order. The photographs are taken as an example of the piece you will receive and while great care is taken to replicate the designs, each piece is hand-made and hand glazed, there will be slight differences in the recreation of that design. If you have any concerns regarding this, please contact us and we will do our utmost to remedy the situation. Thank you for understanding the nature of hand-made!
Q: DO YOU OFFER CUSTOM DESIGNED PRODUCTS?
A: When our schedule allows we welcome special projects. Please email us to discuss your project.
Q: DO YOU OFFER WEDDING REGISTRIES?
A: We would love to create custom work for your wedding registry! Please email us for more information.
Q: CAN I PUT YOUR CERAMICS IN THE MICROWAVE/FREEZER/OVEN/DISHWASHER?
A: We have personally road-tested the pottery in all of these scenarios and this is what we’ve learned: Clay is a highly conductive material, so be very cautious when removing from an oven or microwave, as it will be very hot to the touch. Do not expose the wares to extreme and sudden fluctuation in temperature. If you use it in the oven, place the bowl in there during preheat so it is gradually warmed (and don’t take it above 400 degrees).
Stuck in the Mud Pottery is dishwasher safe. We do recommend hand washing, as dishwasher detergent can be hard on handmade pottery. Use your handmade pottery with care, but use it everyday!
Q: HOW DO I BEST CLEAN MARKS & STAINS OFF OF YOUR POTTERY?
A: Dirt and stains on unglazed surfaces can be removed with a scrub brush and a bit of baking soda mixed with water. Metal marks from silverware (due to the ceramic being harder than the metal) can be easily removed with Bar Keeper’s Friend.
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REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES
We want you to be delighted with your Stuck in the Mud Pottery purchase and shopping experience. Please note that we do not give refunds or cancel orders once they are placed. If there is something about your order that is amiss, please contact us within 7 days of receiving your order to request an exchange. We do our utmost to package your ceramics with great care. Please contact us if your order was damaged in shipping and we will re-send your order as soon as we are able.