The Moon 22k Gold

$60.00 USD

The Moon is a handmade piece bathed in a beautiful matte black glaze over a speckled clay, featuring tiny moon craters, and evoking the mystery of the night. The inside is glazed with a black gloss which brings out a very subtle amount of light speckles from the clay body, awakening an ethereal, starry night feel. A full moon is then glazed delicately by hand with real, genuine 22k gold and placed into the kiln for a third firing.

The perfect little planter, cup, small vase, paint brush holder, or to fill with all the beautiful things that need collecting, such as crystals, palo santo, jewelry, etc. The Moon is sure to add illumination and a touch of magic to your space!

The dimensions are approximately 3.5 x 3.5" / 8 oz.

Each ceramic piece is skillfully handcrafted; designed, sculpted, glazed, and fired in my cozy coastal studio, resulting in artisanal objects with traces of beautiful imperfection.


The moon’s influence is immeasurable (it can literally move oceans!) and is a symbol of the soul. The magic of The Moon piece illuminates the darkness to remind you of your hidden potential. A totem that prompts you to stay curious and to never stop wondering about the magic that you hold within you!

The Moon welcomes creation, clarity, and wholeness into your space.

I chose black for protection and strength. It can be said that black is the most powerful color, so the black used in this piece acts as a means of turning negative energy away from you. I chose gold because gold is the color of illumination and symbolizes passion, magic, and wisdom.

Please Note

Please keep in mind that no two pieces are alike. Because each piece is handmade, "imperfections" may be present. These imperfections are due to the handmade process and enhance the beauty, individuality, and personal touch of each piece. Slight variations in size, shape, color and glaze consistency may occur, making each piece truly unique and one of a kind.

All glazes used are non-toxic, lead-free. Unless stated otherwise, most of my ceramics are food and microwave safe. To ensure that your piece stays in great shape, and due to delicacy, I highly recommend that you hand wash. Please note, ceramics with 22k gold are not microwave safe.

Shipping & Details

All artwork is packaged carefully with utmost care and shipped from my studio on the coast of Maine within 3-5 business days. 

Fine Art Prints are made-to-order, printed, and hand-cut in studio. Your print will be wrapped in archival paper and sent in a sturdy flat mailer or rolled in a sturdy tube (depending on size). 

U.S orders ship via USPS and include tracking and insurance. International shipping costs are calculated at checkout based on package weight and distance. Please note, international tracking is outside of my control and customs fees, import tax, or similar are the responsibility of the buyer. 

Returns & Exchanges

Artwork is listed with as much detail and clarity as possible and each package is handled with utmost care. Thus, all sales are final. If you feel you have an extenuating circumstance, please reach out within 2 business days of delivery.

The flat mailers and print tubes are extremely tough and capable of surviving the roughest of shipping journeys, however in the rare event that your print arrives with any kind of damage, please reach out within 2 business days and I will gladly replace it for you completely free of charge. Please send an email with an image of the package, print and certificate of authenticity as well as the order number and I will get the replacement arranged for you right away.

Copyright © Mel Volkman

Artwork is the sole property of Mel Volkman and is held under copyright even after purchase. I retain all rights to any and all artwork that I create. This includes rights to all images of sold & commissioned artwork. I retain the right to make reproductions of any and all artwork that I create unless you have also purchased full or partial rights to the artwork. If you are interested in purchasing full or partial rights, please get in touch.

You may not reproduce the artwork in any way without written permission. When you purchase my artwork, you, the collector, have the right to display the artwork in your home or business but the artwork may not be resold or reproduced without my written permission. 

If you have any questions, please get in touch.