I'm now accepting a limited number of commissioned vases for 2018. The investment depends on the size and detail of the piece, which clay body is used, the firing process, and which glazes are used. If you're interested in a custom piece, please get in touch and we'll discuss your style and space.
Each ceramic vase is skillfully handcrafted; designed, sculpted, glazed, and fired in my cozy studio, resulting in artisanal objects with traces of beautiful imperfection.
Shipping & Details
All artwork is thoughtfully packaged and handled with the utmost care, shipped from my cozy studio in Maine. Orders are typically shipped within 1-2 weeks via USPS or UPS, depending on the size and weight, with tracking included. All U.S orders are $10 flat rate shipping.
Prints are made-to-order, carefully printed, and hand-cut in studio. Each print is enveloped in archival paper, encased in a transparent fine-art slip, backed by a thick board, and mailed in a sturdy flat-mailer or rolled into a sturdy tube, depending on its size.
Oil paintings require time to properly cure. I will not ship a painting before it's ready for safe packaging. New releases are generally ready to ship within 4-6 weeks of purchase, while older pieces can be shipped within 1-2 weeks.
International shipping costs are calculated at checkout based on package weight and distance. Any additional border fees, duties, and handling fees are the buyer's responsibility. Please be aware of your country’s taxes and fees applied to the purchase of international goods.
Returns & Exchanges
All original artwork and prints are final sale. While I do not accept returns, I want you to be pleased with your purchase! Please let me know if there is any way I can assist you by contacting me within 2 days of receiving your order.
The flat mailers and print tubes are designed to withstand even the harshest shipping conditions. In the rare event that your print arrives damaged, please get in touch within 2 days of receiving your order. I would be more than happy to organize a replacement for you at no extra cost. To expedite the process, please include in your email an image of the damaged package, print, and certificate of authenticity, as well as the order number and I will arrange your replacement promptly.
Copyright © Mel Volkman
All rights to the artwork, including the right to make reproductions, are held exclusively by Mel Volkman. These rights remain with the artist even after purchase. The collector is strictly prohibited from reproducing or distributing the artwork in any form without obtaining prior written permission from the artist.
If you have any questions, please get in touch.