What Makes Sunset Hill Stoneware unique?

What is SHS?

What is a Product Style?

Does Sunset Hill Stoneware only sell mugs?

How is Signature Stoneware different from your standard product offerings?

How do you customize your Signature StonewareTM?

What format should I use to send my artwork to you?

What color choices do I have for the medallion?

How do I pick my glaze?

What are your minimum order quantity requirements?

Is Sunset Hill Stoneware environmentally friendly?

Is Sunset Hill Stoneware food and dishwasher safe?

 

What makes Sunset Hill Stoneware unique?

The functional stoneware is handcrafted using an old-world process that gives each piece a unique appearance and quality. Unlike other potteries, our products are made one at a time; hand thrown on a potter's wheel rather than using slip cast molds. Master potters throw each piece of stoneware using the finest clays and glazes. Styles range from contemporary to old-world, in sizes to fit your preference.

You should expect and appreciate the slight color and size variations that may occur in your Sunset Hill Stoneware pieces as this showcases the unique properties that makes each purchase one of a kind. We are proud to say that all Sunset Hill Stoneware products are made by hand in the U.S.A. - specifically in Wisconsin.

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What is SHS?

It's an acronym for Sunset Hill Stoneware.

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What is a Product Style?

Within our product categories, we carry many distinctive product styles. For instance, within our mug collection, you can select from more than 30 design styles. Some are tall, some are squatty.  Some easy to wrap your hand around; some designed for soup.All designed to meet individual needs.  Each SHS product category carries a variety of styles.

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Does SHS only sell mugs?

You can select from a wide variety of products and product styles.  Within our mug product line you will find more than 30 choices of styles.  In addition to mugs, our product line includes steins, dinnerware, bowls, pitchers, crocks, along with interesting accent items such as candle holders and fresh flower holders.Our master potters are continually testing and developing new product options.  If you have a new product idea, please contact us.

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How is Signature Stoneware different from your standard product offerings?

Our Signature StonewareTM incorporates customized black and white artwork you send to us. Typically your custom artwork will feature a company name or mark - of course, prior permission to use the trademarked artwork is essential. We will design 3-4 concepts of your artwork for your approval. Once approved, we will turn the artwork into a medallion that will be applied directly to your selected stoneware.

With our standard offering, you can order your stoneware with no medallion in the glaze of your choice or you can select from our large library of stocked medallions featuring illustrations of flowers, wildlife, recreation, holiday designs etc.

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How do you customize your Signature Stoneware?

Our wide selection of product types, shapes and sizes can be customized with a 3-dimensional clay medallion of your own illustration. That illustration could be a business logo, company name, jingle or slogan - or it could be of a favorite person, home or cabin. The unique process used to create this medallion allows us to capture the most intricate detail. The medallion is securely affixed to the stoneware, glazed and then fired in more than 2000° state-of-the-art kilns.

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What format should I use to send my artwork to you?

Your high resolution artwork should be in black and white and emailed as an Adobe® Illustrator® EPS (preferred) or Adobe® Photoshop® PSD file.

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What color choices do I have for the medallion?

The actual medallion appears as a sand color while the engraved portion of the medallion will be the same color as the glaze you select for your stoneware. For instance, if you select Sunfire Red as your glaze, the engraved portion of your medallion will also feature Sunfire Red in the background.

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How do I pick my glaze color?

You can select from an extensive selection of glaze choices ranging from a solid color to two-tone versions. Up to two (2) glaze colors may be ordered per dozen pieces of the same style. Our skilled craftspeople are continually researching, experimenting, testing and developing new glaze options to invent new glaze offerings.

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What are your minimum order quantity requirements?

For online orders, you can order as little as one item.

For our customized Signature Stoneware™ the minimum order quantity is 48 pieces. You may order up to four (4 ) different styles within the 48 pieces and up to two (2) different glaze colors may be ordered per dozen.

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Is Sunset Hill Stoneware environmentally friendly?

All of our stoneware products are 100% lead-free, non-toxic and safe for daily use. In addition, we ship our finished stoneware in packaging and shipping materials that are 100% recyclable. Finally, all Sunset Hill Stoneware is Proposition 65 compliant.

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Is Sunset Hill Stoneware food and dishwasher safe?

Absolutely! Each piece of stoneware is created with high-fired clays and the finest quality of lead-free glazes making them food safe. Under normal use, these durable pieces are oven, microwave and dishwasher safe.

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Signature StonewareTM, SwirlWareTM and WeddingWareTM are trademarks of Sunset Hill Stoneware, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.