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Hello and welcome to Obvious Object! The shop will be closed for the first two weeks of March. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions in the meantime
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Obvious Object is a tiny ceramics studio in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada.
We specialize in functional, light-weight stoneware and porcelain. Every piece is formed by hand, trimmed by hand, and glazed by hand.
We are inspired by the aesthetics of early Japanese and Korean pottery, as well as the quiet, timeless shapes formed by more modern potters. We work to offer an alternative to mass-produced goods: real objects that are durable, useful, individual, and beautiful.
People tell us that our work feels different than most hand-made ceramics. Please take your time looking around our shop and website, and let us know what interests you.
Please get in touch if you have a specific object in mind - we are happy to work with you on custom requests!
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Owner, Creator, Designer
Welcome to Obvious Object! I design and make modern, clean-lined ceramics, working from a studio surrounded by the forest in the mountains of BC, Canada. All pieces are made individually and I complete each step of the process by hand.
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
Additional policies and FAQs
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders
Custom orders may be possible depending on the current work schedule. Please contact me with your request. Custom order usually take 4-6 weeks before they're ready to ship. Payment is due only when pieces are finished and ready to ship.
All stoneware and porcelain ceramics are microwave and dishwasher safe. All of the glazes are mixed here in the studio, so we know their exact composition and that they are food safe, microwave safe, and dishwasher safe.
Cork lids for travel mugs should be hand-washed in hot water.
Wholesale orders are accepted only in exceptional cases.
Gift wrapping and packaging
Your order will arrive securely packed in recycled packing material. Packing ceramics safely is something of a science in itself, and in this regard we are far more interested in function than in aesthetics. The packing material may not be especially beautiful, but it will keep your items safe in transit!
All items ship from the studio here in BC, Canada, via Canada Post. Tracking numbers and insurance are provided for all Canadian and US orders, and for some international orders. If you have any issue with your order upon receipt, please contact me directly.
I ship all in-stock items as soon as possible after the order is received (within 1-2 business days whenever possible). If you'd like to cancel your order, this may be possible up to the time your parcel is shipped; once shipped, orders cannot be cancelled.
Very occasionally, "seconds" are available at a discount (usually 25% off) due to slight glaze flaws, etc. These are not normally listed on Etsy, but may be available if you contact me directly.
Range of items
At any one time, only a small selection of items is shown on Etsy. Many other pieces are available here in the studio - it simply isn't possible to photograph and list everything, especially since many pieces are made as one-of-a-kind items and not in multiples. Please get in touch if you're interested in finding out what else is available here in the studio. The selection changes frequently!