a minimal modern handmade ceramics studio by shelley martin. portland oregon usa.
recent photos i posted to my @vitrifiedstudio instagram feed
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.
New green glaze palette for custom order items. These sample cups or small planters are also available individually in my etsy shop.
I am finally done with the current batch of shop updates for ready made items. I have more items to photograph and list but I imagine it will be another couple of weeks before I do another update. For the summer, I will have everything listed on my etsy shop, ready made items and made to order items. #vitrifiedstudiocollection
I've also added all of my ready made porcelain cups to my etsy shop, these come in 3 sizes and several colors. I still have my shaped vases and bottles to add, bowls, and then lots of corked canisters and then hopefully I will have everything found in my gallery also listed online as I transition into my maternity leave/ slow down.
I've updated my etsy shop with ready made spice bottles and salt/pepper bottles. These are sold individually now in my etsy shop now that listing variations can have quantities.
One more shot of some of the new ready made listings I just added to my etsy shop. See my last two posts for all the info. I have more listings to add this weekend but that's enough for tonight.
More new ready made listings are up in my etsy shop. Bowls, mugs, handle-less porcelain cups. I hope to get everything that is currently up in my gallery listed online as I transition to my summer plans ( see my last post) .
I have started the online shop update. I decided to pull my ready made listings back into my etsy shop for the summer. It will be easier to just manage sales from one shop this summer once the new baby comes. I will be uploading many more listings tonight, and hopefully again this weekend I can do another round of new listings. I am aiming to have everything that is ready made up in my etsy shop through this summer, as I won't be in the gallery much in the next few months. I will transition back to the website shop once everything settles down. You can watch my etsy shop if you want a first chance at all of these new listings. Samples and sale items will be listed as well as all of my latest new work. Link through my profile page or go via https://www.etsy.com/shop/vitrifiedstudio #vitrifiedstudiocollection