Made OF Australia studios will be closed for a well earned break from Saturday 19th of December 2020 until Monday 1st of February 2021.
Last online orders to be shippied this year will need to be placed by midday on Friday 18th December 2020.
We will leave the online shop open during that time so you can snap up any pieces we still have available from the last firing in 2020 (maybe to have a little reminder of the fire we endured in 2020 & will rise up from in 2021…) & so we will ship all orders placed in this period upon our return in February. We may drop into the studio during January, & so could ship some orders sporadically, but we cannot guarantee we will get to your order before February, so please only order in this period if this extended shipping time is ok for you. This will be the only notification about the closure & shipping delays that you will receive, so by ordering you hereby agree to these terms. We will also not be answering emails (or responding to those who did not read this info before ordering) while on holiday. Thanks for respecting our downtime so we can return renewed…
BEFORE ORDERING please make sure you have read all the important information at the bottom of this page. It outlines our terms & conditions, gives details about our weekly shipping schedule, & explains what you can (& can’t) expect from us regarding things like email response times & tracking etc.
By ordering you acknowledge that you have read & agree to the information there. Thank you in advance, & welcome to our shop…
terms & conditions
Please be aware that we are a small but dedicated team of creatives, who do everything from the making & firing to the admin & foraging & even the packing & shipping, so please respect that we are humans not machines, & we do our best to answer all your questions & ship your orders as soon as possible. Because we do it all ourselves, we can only dedicate one day a week to admin & emails, so please be patient while we get to your request on those days. Due to our limited time in the office, we will also not be able to reply to any emails asking questions already answered here, please understand that we are simply too busy making your pieces to repeat ourselves every day for people who don’t read the info we have carefully & lovingly provided here, so thanks for respecting our time & reading the notes, it is appreciated.
If you’ve been sent a link to this page instead of a personalised answer to your email, this is why…we still love you, but now please read the notes, your question is answered here.
When open, we generally pack & ship once a week, so if you miss the mail out day one week, your order will go out the following week, as we are also the makers, not just a stockist. If however you have an urgent deadline, please say so in the order comments & we’ll let you know if we are able to achieve it with our current workload. At busy times we do try to ship more often, time permitting.
Express post refers to the time Australia Post will take to deliver your packages once collected from us, not the amount of time we will take to prepare the goods for shipping. See above.
GST will be added at the checkout for any Australian customers.
Any import duties, fees, &/or taxes payable in your country are the responsibility of the buyer. Unfortunately we cannot advise if any such dues are applicable for every country we ship to, & do not know if they will be charged at all by customs in your country even if applicable, as the rules seem to vary week to week & depend on things like; overall price, type of goods, & which way the wind is blowing on the day your parcel arrives…
Please note in the descriptions of each item that some pieces are made available for pre sale (so actually NOT available until they are made, despite the shop listing them as in stock to allow people to pre order them, as we get many requests to make this service available). These items will of course not ship until we have finished making them. All items ordered together will ship together, if you’d like your other items shipped before the pre order items are ready please order them seperately.
Bank details for the electronic funds transfer payment option will be in your confirmation email. Please check your spam folder before emailing us requesting we send the details again.
You will receive a link to the place where you can monitor tracking details with your order confirmation (you can also click the “track orders” icon at the bottom of the shop above). Tracking details will be updated once the item is scanned & collected for shipping, you can track the progress after that time. Please contact the shipping agent directly for enquiries about delayed packages as we cannot do this on your behalf unless the item is confirmed lost & a claim lodged by you first. We will of course replace any items lost or damaged but cannot refund you for delayed items that are simply still in transit due to shipping delays that are out of our hands.
CURRENTLY THERE ARE SHIPPING DELAYS TO EVERY CONTINENT. Please be patient while shipping companies work through the backlog created by the grounding of passenger planes & increased quarantine & hygiene practices due to COVID.
General complaints about COVID delays cannot be actioned by us, please understand that the shipping impacts of this global pandemic are out of our control & we are unable to chase up everyone’s orders at this time. See above & thanks for your patience, it’s been a tough time for us all!
The LQ Shop is now located on the Liquid Quartz page. Please read the FAQ at the bottom of the Liquid Quartz page & download the General Information PDF document found there for full application instructions, uses & limitations before emailing us your questions, you’ll find many of the answers are already explained there, as well as many you haven’t thought of yet!
LQ ships from a different warehouse to our other products, so shipping costs cannot be combined if ordering LQ with other items. LQ will go to a seperate shopping cart from your purchases in this shop.
We are currently working on overseas supply solutions, but our efforts have been slowed dramatically by current global distribution & travel issues, but we will continue to ship globally in the meantime. Please check the link in the shop to see if there are issues delivering to your country at this time. The MSDS & HS Customs codes are also listed there.
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Shipping is now FREE WITHIN AUSTRALIA ONLY, all international buyers will receive a shipping quote via email for approval & payment before shipping. Please order with FULL contact & shipping details so we can quote effectively & avoid delays.
We offer discounts & specials to our VIP list subscribers periodically. To receive these voucher codes to use in the shop, please subscribe to the mailing list to get them emailed to you when on offer. (You’ll also be the first to hear about our latest news & upcoming events.)
Thank you for choosing handmade & for reading all the way to the end of these notes as requested (clearly you are as clever as you are kind & considerate!).
I’d like to personally thank you for your time, & for the respect you have shown for our time by reading these important details before ordering. I appreciate it so much that if you let us know you followed these instructions by writing “nice notes” in the order comments when you buy any of our Made OF Australia ceramics, & we’ll send you a little something extra in your parcel as a thank you for being so awesome. We think kindness & patience deserves to be rewarded.
We look forward to sending you some very special things as soon as humanly possible with our current workload…good things take time!