FAQ's

Do you have a Shop Front?

Sorry no. My shop is online. I work from my studio based in Dunedin City. People often email or call to arrange a time to see the studio and my work in person. Studio visits are made by arrangement only.

 

Do you take custom orders?

No, not at the moment. When developing a new body of work, I like to work on it from conception to completion. I find stopping to make small custom orders distracting and disrupts the flow of the creative process.

How can I buy your work?

You can buy my work through this website or a few select galleries. New pieces are shown on Instagram and Facebook before appearing live on my online shop.

Why do you sign and not stamp your Maker's Mark?

I have been making ceramics for some time now; over the years, I have considered changing how I sign my work but never committed to doing so. I sign my full name, Melanie dos Remedios or MdR if the piece is small. Older work may be signed as Mel dos Remedios or have a little cottage or pine tree drawing in front of my name.

The logic behind hand signing my pieces:

  • For me, it feels right.

  • To be distinguishable from commercially made ceramics.

  • To stay unique.

  • I hand sign like fine artists do their paintings.

 

Do you offer wholesale or consignment?

No. Currently, I am working on sculptural pieces and offering small numbers of dishware as limited edition pieces.

Do you offer Ceramic Courses/Classes? 

Sorry no. Due to relocating to a new area, I have reverted to a private studio.

Past workshops have been:

  • Fundamentals of hand-building from beginner to advanced techniques.

  • Fundamentals of Wheel Throwing, an intensive for the beginner.

  • Everyday handmade, each week, a new item for your handmade home.

  • Build a Dinner Set - Hand Building.