Myrth Ceramics

Myrth Ceramics

Myrth is a Boston-based ceramics studio owned by husband and wife, Eric & Abigail Smallwood.

Myrth Ceramics is a ceramic design studio base in Somerville, MA that specializes in porcelain dinnerware, vases, and drinkware. We aim to provide your home with long-lasting, high-quality goods that exude a functional beauty and a timeless aura.

Process

Our wares are hand-made by both Abby and Eric. All of our vessels have been meticulously designed on paper, then prototyped on the wheel. We produce batches of our wares using 3 main manufacturing methods. Our vases are hand-thrown on the potters wheel. Our plates and bowls are jiggered. Lastly, our drinkware is slip cast. We do take care to preserve signs of our handcraft as we create our products so that each vessels is still unique. 

Materials

All Myrth Ceramics are made from a durable porcelain clay. We fire our wares to Cone 10 in our two electric kilns. On occasion we also take part in local wood firings to create some of our art vessels.

Glazes

Our glazes are created from scratch, starting with tried and true base recipes, then tinkering with color or surface finish. This process takes countless glaze micro-batches and innumerable firing tests to produce the results we are after. We are continually retesting our core glazes to ensure consistency and refined finish. Due to this customization Myrth glazes are truly unique to our studio.

Get to know your Potters

Abby
Founder, Designer, Dreamer
Her drive to explore the ‚ what ifs‚ keep the studio in an exploratory space as her style refines our direction. Abby‚ experiences as a product designer, color/material concept designer, and‚ foodie‚ inform our product offering and their end uses from floral design to food creation. Her holistic approach to design allows Myrth to fully visualize our products in your life.

Eric
Engineer, Designer, Chemist
His drive to improve and resolute nature are instilled in the quality and detail of the products we create as well as the processes by which we construct them. Eric‚ experience as an industrial designer, CAD modeler, and conceptual designer, carry our product ideas to realization and his passionate determination drives our products to be the highest quality.

The small pottery outfit gets its name from the word “mirth,” chosen for its expression of warmth and happiness. It’s a sentiment the team has embraced as it’s developed the line of handmade stoneware, which includes everything from neutral-toned vases and planters to speckled tumblers and serving bowls. “The greatest compliment we’ve gotten is, ‘When I look at your work, it makes me calm,’” Abby says. “That’s exactly what we’re going for with our pieces. We want them to live in happiness and bring you happiness in our kind of calm, natural way.” Boston Magazine, 2016
Maker Name

Myrth Ceramics

Location

Somerville, MA

Telephone

+1 (617) 334-5981

Website

www.myrth.us

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Returns and Exchanges

We accept item returns of webshop products within 5 days after delivery if you are not pleased with your purchase. We will issue a full refund (minus shipping costs) when each item is received at our studio in Somerville in its original condition. Items must be returned in their original, perfect condition in order to receive a refund. Please take care in repacking your return items for shipping. We recommend taking them to a shipping carrier service to have them professionally packed and insured. Return shipping costs will not be refunded. Please email us at hello@myrth.us to initiate a cancellation or return on your purchase. You may also use our self service portal here: Myrth Returns. Please send items to the address below in the case of a return. Myrth Ceramics 9 Olive Square Somerville MA 02143 Please note the following product types are considered FINAL SALE: All made to order products such as wedding registry items and custom orders, fundraiser products, and sample sale items.


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Payment

We accept credit card & paypal for online purchases.


Shipping

DOMESTIC Myrth provides domestic shipping within the United States via UPS with the following services available: Ground, Next Day Air Saver, 2nd Day, or 3 Day Select. Please contact us for international shipping options. Items purchased through the web shop will be packaged within 5 days of purchase then carried by UPS for delivery. We ship UPS Ground without a signature required upon delivery. If you would prefer your order shipped with a required an adult signature, please leave us a note at check out or email us. Please note we will need a detailed address with phone number for delivery and cannot ship to a PO Box. Handmade and fragile products can be expensive to ship, we've found using the delivery methods above ensures that each piece will arrive to you in its original condition at a fair cost. When MTO products are purchased with in-stock items, we will wait to ship all items together upon completion of MTO products. If you need your in-stock items shipped immediately, just let us know via email - hello@myrth.us. INTERNATIONAL At this time, Myrth provides domestic shipping within the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada only. DAMAGED ITEMS If any item is damaged during shipping and observed upon opening your delivery, email us immediately at hello@myrth.us with a photograph of the damaged item & all packaging. Please include a full description of the damage in your email. All claims must be sent to Myrth within 2 days of delivery. We will ship a replacement product to you and process any shipping claims with UPS. Should you notice excessive damage to the exterior of the package at delivery, please refuse acceptance and the carrier will return it to us for assessment. ORDER PICK UP We offer in-studio pick up for online orders. We do this for a few reasons: to help reduce our environmental impact as shipping is very resource draining, we love meeting our customers in person, you get to see exactly where your vessel was made and by who, and lastly it may be a little easier for you vs. waiting for delivery especially if you live close. When you select “pick up in studio” at checkout you agree to the following terms: • You will sign up for a pick up appointment via our booking page. • All orders must be claimed within 30 calendar days of the purchase date. Items not picked up within this window will be forfeited without refund. • Once the item is in your hands, we cannot refund for any damage incurred in getting it to your final destination.

Store Policies

Announcements and Updates

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Return and Exchanges

We accept item returns of webshop products within 5 days after delivery if you are not pleased with your purchase. We will issue a full refund (minus shipping costs) when each item is received at our studio in Somerville in its original condition. Items must be returned in their original, perfect condition in order to receive a refund. Please take care in repacking your return items for shipping. We recommend taking them to a shipping carrier service to have them professionally packed and insured. Return shipping costs will not be refunded. Please email us at hello@myrth.us to initiate a cancellation or return on your purchase. You may also use our self service portal here: Myrth Returns. Please send items to the address below in the case of a return. Myrth Ceramics 9 Olive Square Somerville MA 02143 Please note the following product types are considered FINAL SALE: All made to order products such as wedding registry items and custom orders, fundraiser products, and sample sale items.

Payment

We accept credit card & paypal for online purchases.

Shipping