Female Potter Making Mug

Frequently asked questions

UK Shipping

All orders are dispatched within 3 working days of recieving your online order (excludes Sundays and Bank Holidays). You will be notified by email once your package has been dispatched. UK Delivery: Most of my parcels are sent through Royal Mail, however with larger/heavier parcels I will use a courier service in the UK. Charges are automatically calculated at checkout based on approx weight of items plus any packaging, any significiant excess charges paid for P&P will be refunded at the time of posting. Delivery time maybe effected due to the current situation with COVID and local lockdowns. I offer collection from my home/studio in Tresekrby, Redruth. Select collection at checkout, and contact me to arrange a convient time for collection.

International Shipping and Taxes

Orders to USA - Postage to the USA has recently increased significantly. I have set a flat rate for your parcel based on a small parcel weight and size (mug size). However, if you require a smaller lighter or larger and heavier parcel please check prior to checkput so a personalised checkout can be set up for you with correct postage. Thank you. International shipping - for combined items in particular, please contact me ahead of ordering so I can give you an accurate price for shipping to your country with a signed and tracked option. Flat rate charges have been set up based on a small parcel size/weight (Mug size), but if you require a lighter/smaller parcel or heavier/ larger parcel then please check prior to checkout so a personalised checkout with correct postage can be set up. Thank you. Some countries will charge a tax on imported goods, you as the customer are responsible for this and this is not included in your fees paid upon ordering.

Made to Order Items

The typical make process in ceramics takes approx 2-3 weeks. After that period your item will be shipped and you will be notified once your item has been posted by email.


We take every care to package your items securely, however, in the unfortunate event of your goods arriving damaged, please send a photo of the damage and packaging to enquire about a refund.


I do hope that you love your pottery, but if for any reason you are not happy with your purchase you can return your item/s. Please send me a message entitled 'returns' to request a return and refund. All return postage must be paid for by the customer and sent via a tracked delivery method. You will be refunded once we recieve your item undamaged, you will be refunded the amount of the item. If goods are recieved back damaged or if the item is sent via a non tracked delivery method and are lost in the post a refund will not be given, in these situations you are advised to seek compensation from postal company for lost/damaged parcel. Returns must be requested within 14 days of recieving your goods. Returns must be recieved within 7 days of you requesting a return.

Gift Wrapping

A gift wrapping service is available through the shop. Parcels are wrapped in brown paper, tied with string and decorated with simple dried foliage. A short typed message on recycled paper is an option, your message must be included with your order.


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EU Shipping

Recent changes to EU shipping and taxes have come into place. EU countries can still purchase from my website, however, please note that parcels will be delayed from the time of dispatch. So please be patient as I have no control over this. You will be charged VAT and a handling charge prior to delivery of you parcel. Please ensure your details such as telephone number/ email are correct at checkout. I have a Etsy shop set up - Sparrows Nest Ceramics, where you can checkout and pay VAT upfront and avoid extra handling costs. If you cant see the item you would like to purchase on my ETSY account then please to contact me and I can add a checkout for you on Etsy. https://www.etsy.com/shop/sparrowsnestceramics Thank you to my wonderful customers in the EU, sorry for any inconvience with these changes, Thank you, Cara