frequently asked

How do I buy your art? 

My pottery and paintings are sold through this website, markets and events in my private studio in Edmonton, AB.

I sell a batch of items online every couple months. Sale dates and times can be found on the "upcoming sales" page on this website, or on my instagram bio. 

Online updates sell out quickly. So buyers are encouraged to set an alarm for the release time!

Want to see previews of what's to come in the update? Watch my instagram posts and stories for plenty of previews!


Your shop sells out quickly, how do I snag a piece?!

Your best bet is to set an alarm for my update and hit the store right on time. Having your credit card handy is a must, as others can buy the pieces in your cart if they're quicker. Better yet, save your credit card info on your phone so it auto-fills! 

So sorry if you don't get the piece you were after. I understand how frustrating and heartbreaking that can be! Please keep trying, and know that I appreciate your support.


Do you take custom orders?

Yes, however I'm currently full for customs until June, 2023! 


How will I know when you're open to customs?

When I decide to take on a batch of customs I'll announce it on my "shop update" page and my instagram page, stories and bio! @oilandbirch 

Customers submit a custom request through a Google form I put in my bio. There they tell me about their ideas! I read through the submissions and take on a batch of 25-40 projects. I then complete those projects over the next 2-4 months. 

Note: when taking on customs, I choose projects that fit within my skill set and style of ceramics (no animal portraits, or copying other potters). Customs also come at a higher cost that standard pieces, as they take much more admin, time and attention to detail ❤️


 Do you offer local pick up/drop off?

Pick-ups are available at my studio by appointment. Email me for details 

[email protected]


Do you ship worldwide? What's your packaging like?

Currently shipping to north America for shop updates, and worldwide shipping for custom work. If you're living elsewhere and want to discuss shipping, please contact me by email or instagram.

Pottery is bulky and fragile, and requires careful packaging in order to arrive safely. It is expensive to pack and ship these orders. Unfortunately Canada Post does not offer coverage for ceramics, so I do my ABSOLUTE BEST to pack them safely. If you receive an order with shipping damage (smashed, cracked) please contact me, send photos and I'll replace the item out of my own pocket.


How do I care for my oil&birch pottery?

Avoid the microwave and dishwasher for longevity. Putting your pottery in the microwave can cause small cracks in the glaze and put stress on the piece. If your piece has metallic accents DO NO MICROWAVE OR PUT IT IN THE DISHWASHER.

Handmade - Hand wash!  


Are you taking on new retail stores & wholesale?

No. Most shops and wholesale deals will take 30-50% of each sale. Since ceramics are my livelihood I simply can't afford to give up that percentage - though I appreciate the love and interest <3 


Unaswered questions? Feel free to reach out through the "contact" section of my website, or DM me on instagram!