✦ functional ceramicist ✦ aspiring vtuber ✦making ceramics for vtubers!

in progress!! photography is hard...

ABOUT

Name: Sashi/Sash, 莎欣淣 (shā xīn ní)
Pronouns: she/they
Species: Feesh
✦ inspired by
-- Salmon horny ded and
-- Betta fish aggressive attack mode
Hobbies: ceramics/pottery, tea, calligraphy, a-art?, video games, reading (bl)
Speaking: Dumb English and Dumber 中文
Favs: Bakugo Katsuki (MHA), Sukuna (JJK), Scaramouche & Xiao & dog boys (Genshin)
Boba order: Green Milk Tea with 25% sugar, cold but no ice, +pudding
Fun fact: i have ibs and i will not shut up about it
references:

SPECS

Computer
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower
Motherboard: ASUS X99-A with backplate included
CPU: Intel i7-5820k 3.3GHz 6-core
GPU: GeForce GTX 980 Ti thank you tony♡
PSU: Rosewill ARC-750
Heatsink: Cooler Master GeminII S524
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 32GB
Storage: Samsung 980 SSD 1TB
Storage (moar): Seagate Barracuda HDD 2TB
Wifi Card: TP-Link Wifi 6 AX30000
Peripherals
Monitor: BenQ EW2780
Mouse: Logitech M557
Keyboard: Keychron K7 Ultra-Slim (Banana), K1 SE Ultra-Slim (Brown)
Mic: Blue Snowball
Boom Arm: Neewer NW-35
Earbuds: Panasonic ErgoFit
Tablet: Wacom Intuos S
Capture Card: Elgato HD60S thank you rune♡
Desk: Flexispot EN1 thank you ying♡
Software
Drawing: Clip Studio Paint
Streaming: OBS.live (Stream Elements)
Plug-Ins: Chatterino, to add more later
Vtubing: VRoidStudio, VSeeFace, VTubeStudio
As a note, these are not all recommendations :') this is just information if you have questions. this set up has been crashing during streaming, a LOT. orzWanna help me upgrade? Consider tipping me through Ko-Fi or Throne!Current priority upgrades: Mic > Streamdeck > GPU

Commission Information
comm status: open | closed

Please read my ToS before commissioning.
Choose a Form. Choose a clay. Compile Reference images of desired theme/inspiration/shape. Contact me on Twitter.

Price list

for custom work

formstarting (USD)complexity
gaiwan1204-5
mug702-5
bowl501-2
plate501-2
planter602
paint palette301
spoon252
add-onsin USD
gold luster (non microwaveable)+15-20
mother of pearl luster (food-safe)+10-15
added complexity (i.e. adding a lid)+5-30
size up (jumbo size)+10-15
start-to-finish ppt of its making+10
tracking number+15
commercial rightsdm me

my personal work

formstarting (USD)complexity
gaiwan1004
mug502-4
bowl301-2
plate301-2
planter402
paint palette201
spoon152
seconds/B-Grade30% offsome minor errors

why is your work so expensive?
commission prices include the cost of studio access, raw materials (clay, glaze, underglazes/engobes), tools, electricity, firing fee, shipping materials and most importantly my artistic and creative labor.
i average 18-36 working hours on any given piece. all in all, after material and studio costs are covered, these prices amount to ~$5-10/hr. my prices are more than fair.my personal work takes less time for me to make than a custom piece since i have been developing related skills, forms, techniques and do not have to learn or acquire new skills/shapes/forms as required for custom commissions..commercial rights: the right to reproduce the object with a ceramics factory for a merch/goods line! all other uses are considered personal use. :) you are free to commission artists to recreate the design as a streaming asset, use it in commissioned art for prints/stickers, etc. if you're not sure, you can dm me bc id be more than happy to hear about how u want to incorporate my work into other parts of your life ;v;

TERMS OF SERVICE

By commissioning me, you are stating that you agree to the following terms.
Please read before contacting.

I. General

  • ✦✦ PLEASE NOTE ✦✦ Every custom piece is MADE TO ORDER and the current production time for most orders is a long ass time. Expect a turnaround time of 3-6mo at the minimum.

  • i do not accept deadlines and do not accept rush orders. good art takes time!

  • I have the right to refuse any commission request without needing to explain the reason.

  • Any bad behavior or breach of terms/use will result in the cancellation of your commission.

II. Payment

  • prices are non-negotiable. see: comm info if you're interested in how i price.

  • Payment is collected upfront. Option of paying half upfront and half after also available.

  • Shipping is not included. Generally, it costs 15USD to ship (w/o a tracking number) within the continental US.

  • I accept Paypal or Ko-Fi. other payment options may be discussed.

III. Process

  • After payment is received, I will begin your commission.

  • design phase: consideration of the commissioner's vision in size, shape, color, handle, purpose, etc.

  • questions to ponder, as a commissioner: do i like thrown objects or handbuilt objects? how do i hold my mug? by the handle or by the body?; how many fingers do i hold a handle with? 1-2 or whole hand?; what shape is my favorite mug?; what purpose will this piece serve? a coffee mug? a cappuccino mug? a tea cup?; what color would i like the inside to be? white, so that i can see the color of the liquid i am drinking? dark, so i don't? or something cute that matches the aesthetic?; etc

  • Note that the final piece will not be a 1:1 recreation of the design. translating concepts to clay isn't picture-perfect due to the nature of crafting with a 3d material. it usually takes 3-4 iterations of the same form/design in order to master the techniques for a specific design. however i will only make one copy of your design unless paid for the others. therefore, it will not be perfectly representative of the 2d concept. When you commission me, you are stating that you understand and accept this. No refunds will be issued for design discrepancies from initial concept.

  • preparation phase: edit to the design with client's feedback. once approved, the commission is no longer refundable after this point. i will do some decoration and glaze testing to see what is and isn't do-able, and prepare the necessary clay and decoration tools for your piece.

  • throwing phase: i will either handbuild or throw the piece on a wheel with 0.75-10lbs of wet clay.

  • trimming phase (thrown work only): after i have thrown the piece and left it to slowly and evenly dry for about a week, i will trim it and attach any parts (handles, knobs, sculptural elements)

  • decoration phase: at this stage I paint, carve, sliptrail, or add any extra sculptural elements. spans greenware (before first firing) or bisqueware (after first firing) or both stages of clay.

  • glazing phase: i will dip, spray, or paint your piece with glaze (silica and metals suspended in water that melts into colored glass and forms a very strong and easy-to-clean exterior).

  • (optional) additional firings: i apply gold or mother of pearl luster and fire it on top of the glaze. note: gold luster is not food-safe and not microwave-safe. mother of pearl luster is!

IV. Edits/Alterations

  • Edits and alterations of size, shape, form, and design can only be accepted and considered at the design and preparation phases due to the limitations of the material. Once a piece has been fired, it transforms from clay into ceramic, which is a permanent chemical reaction evaporating the molecular water. this makes it impossible to change the size/form/shape of.

  • however, changes to glaze color before glazing can be accommodated. you may also choose to add-on gold luster/mother of pearl at any point in the process. note, any overglaze work (lustres, china paints) entail an upcharge due to the additional firing required and the cost of the material.

V. Usage/Copyright

  • By commissioning me, you are purchasing my artistic labor and the original produced work. I retain the rights to my work.

  • i retain all rights to my work - this includes reserving the right to public feature the commissioned work. this includes, but is not limited to, being able to: (1) post and promote the work on twitter, (2) use the work as commission examples (and include them in my portfolio/gallery), (3) livestream the process of the commission.

  • commercial rights: the right to reproduce the object with a ceramics factory for a merch/goods line! all other uses are considered personal use. :) you are free to commission artists to recreate the design as a streaming asset, use it in commissioned art for prints/stickers, etc. if you're not sure, you can dm me bc id be more than happy to hear about how u want to incorporate my work into other parts of your life ;v;

  • my work may not be reproduced commercially (as a prototype for reproduction by a pottery factory). if you would like commercial rights to reproduce it with a factory for a merch line, discuss it with me and we can work out a contract.

  • if the client wishes for their commission to be kept private (or private up until a certain time for debut, surprise, gift, etc. purposes), they must disclose that information.

  • reproductions (photos) of my work are not permitted for use as nfts (non-fungible tokens) or other cryptocurrency/blockchain-related applications.

VI. Refund/Cancellation Policy

  • refunds may be accommodated before i start designing.

  • Nonrefundable design fee of 30USD: Designs take creative labor, so after I begin, I will not refund the design fee. This fee is included in your piece, so this will only impact you if you decide to cancel your commission. for spoon/palette commissions, you will not

  • partial refunds can be accommodated for pieces with functional errors that are a result of poor making as opposed to issues resulting from shipping/breakage/accidents/events i am not responsible for.

  • I am not personally liable for pieces broken in shipping and cannot issue refunds after a piece has been shipped. I hope you can understand, as I am only a single artist creating and producing work.

  • Note that the final piece will not be a 1:1 recreation of the design. translating concepts to clay isn't picture-perfect due to the nature of crafting with a 3d material. When you commission me, you are stating that you understand and accept this. No refunds will be issued for design discrepancies from initial concept.

Available Clays (All OX △6)

EARTHEN REDBROWN SPECKLEDLITTLE LOAFERS
RAW CLAY COLORwarm dark chocolate with purple tonesneutral camel w/ black manganese speckleswarm creamy white, like a shitty white chocolate
BEST GLAZESraw or under whitewhite or warm earthy tones (green, blue, orange/yellow)ideal clay body for colorful glazes and decorations

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