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!

Dimensions: approximately 3.5 x 3.5" / 8 oz.

Each ceramic piece is handcrafted; designed, sculpted, glazed, and fired in my cozy studio in Maine, 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 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.

"It is so beautiful! Everything, love the packaging, the certificate and the photo is even better in person. Thank you!"

- Darcy M.

"Absolutely gorgeous. I got this for my mom for Christmas and she loved it!"

- Audrey K.

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- Andrea L.