Craquele' Box with Lid

Brand: Gaya Ceramic

Product Code: CRQ-SHN-BOX-SML

Availability:In stock

$135.00 135.00

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Raku generally refers to a type of low-firing process that was inspired by traditional Japanese raku firing. Western-style raku usually involves removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat and placing it into containers with combustible materials. Once the materials ignite, the containers are closed. This produces an intense reduction atmosphere which affects the colors in glazes and clay bodies. The drastic thermal shock also produces cracking (known as crackling since it is deliberate). The original Japanese style of raku is an outgrowth from Buddhist influences in life and especially in the tea ceremony. (source: the spruce crafts)

 Despite raku's history and the fact it used to be used in ancient tea ceremonies, it's recommended that you keep your raku pieces purely decorative. This is due largely in part to the fact that it's fired rapidly, meaning, although it's beautiful it can be porous, fragile and sometimes the glaze might flake in places. So while the pieces can look incredible, they're not really to be used as functional ware. 

Raku shiny white craquele' smooth. 

Made in Indonesia.  Imported 

Size:

Small - 3 x 2 inches 

Tall - 3 x 4 inches 

Large - 5 x 3 inches 

Gifts/Gift Card Services

Do you offer gift cards and/or gift certificates?

No, not at this time.

What does your gift packaging look like?

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Can I have gifts boxed for smaller items?

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Orders

Can I order offline?

Yes! You can either visit our showroom in Manhattan Beach, California, or call 720-605-3505 to speak to one of our trained consultants.

Do you offer a brick and mortar shopping experience?

Yes, we have a “real life” showroom situated in the heart and hustle of trendy downtown Manhattan Beach, California. Please visit our home page for address, hours, and parking information.

What if my purchased items get damaged during the shipping process?

Though rare, if your item is unfortunately damaged while en route or during the delivery/assembly process, Personal Space will be more than happy to replace the damaged item(s). However, the claim must be submitted within 10 days of delivery date.

How long will it take to receive my order?

If an item is in stock in the U. S., delivery usually takes between 10 and 12 weeks or earlier, and usually longer for items that are out of stock.

Can I cancel my order?

Yes. However, if you need to cancel for whatever reason, please do so within…

How will I know if my order was received once it’s been placed?

Once you’ve completed your order, you’ll immediately receive an email confirmation detailing your items and all applicable charges, as well as shipment and delivery details.

How will I know if my items are available immediately?

Once you click on an item you’re interested in purchasing, a thumbnail will appear with IN STOCK to let you know the item is ready for shipment.

How long do “out-of-stock” items usually take to finally ship?

You will receive an email notification once your “out of stock” item is ready to ship with projected delivery date and other pertinent information.

How do I have my items shipped to an address that’s different from my billing address?

On the shopping cart page, there are two fields: SHIPPING ADDRESS and BILLING ADDRESS. If shipping address is DIFFERENT than billing address, you will need to fill out BOTH fields.

Will I receive all my ordered items at the same time?

That is our goal, but some larger-sized items may be shipped separately. You will always receive confirmation and tracking numbers of all your purchased items.

Do you ship overseas/internationally?

Yes! However, rates are not standard and are calculated according to location. An estimation will be given upon purchasing and you will be notified of shipping/delivery charges once calculated by the Personal Space MB staff. Personal Space MB offers competitive shipping rates and delivery charges.

Shipping Info and Rates

How do you ship your products?

FedEx and UPS Ground

How are shipping charges estimated?

Most smaller-sized items are shipped UPS ground and are charged a standard shipping rate based on the total merchandise value and usually arrive between 10-12 weeks if in stock in the U. S. The following table illustrates standard shipping rates within the continental U. S. International rates are calculated according to location. You must contact the Personal Space staff at customerservice@personalspacemb.com to properly determine international shipping charges.

Item Total Standard Shipping Rate
Up to $15 $4.95
$15.01-$25 $7.00
$25.01-$45 $9.50
$45.01-$65 $13.00
$65.01-$90 $17.00
$90.01-$125 $21.00
$125.01-$200 $25.00
$200.01-$350 $35.00
$350.01-$500 $50.00
$500.01-$650 $65.00
$650.01-$800 $80.00
$800.01-$1000 $95.00
Over $1000 $99.00

Delivery

How do I prepare for delivery of bigger items?

We offer exclusive white glove service for an additional 150/hour that comprises of skilled professionals carefully unpacking, inspecting, and assembling each item in any room(s) of your choosing. And, all packing materials will be removed. If you do not opt for the white glove service, we ask you inspect each item closely before our delivery professionals leave your home. Please be sure to clear any spaces where furniture, rugs, or other deliverable are to be placed to facilitate the delivery process, as well as instructions about navigating narrow driveways, restricted parking areas, local ordinances, multiple flights of stairs, low/high ceilings, etc. Please have an authorized individual present at delivery location to inspect items and sign delivery receipt.

Are there delivery surcharges for larger-sized items?

We offer an optional white glove service for 150/hour, plus there is usually a surcharge for larger-sized, extremely heavy, or fragile items. The additional surcharge will be listed with the product price on the applicable product page and in shopping cart.

Do you deliver to APO/FPO/DPO/PO boxes?

To place an order for APO, FPO, DPO, or PO addresses, you will need to contact us directly.

Do you offer RUSH delivery?

Yes, if the item is in stock in the U. S., an additional $25 charge per shipping address will be charged to ship orders by noon PT (Mon-Fri) to arrive in 2-3 business days. For an additional $35 per shipping address, we can ship orders received by noon PT (Mon-Fri) to arrive in 1-2 business days. RUSH orders are only available in the continental U. S. Overnight delivery is available to most locations within the continental U. S.

Can I change my expected delivery date?

We can make accommodations to meet your delivery needs, however, a request must be sent at your earliest convenience so we can arrange accordingly.

Returns/Refunds/Exchanges

Q: Can I return items?

A: Yes, except sale items and items that were delivered with White Glove service. To be eligible for a return of a purchased item, said item must be unused and returned in the same condition it was received. Also, the returned item must be sent in its original packaging.

Q: How do I make a return?

A: A receipt/proof of purchase is required for all eligible returns. You may send your item to 1240 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 120, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 along with receipt/proof of purchase. Once the item is received, you will receive an email notification. Once the item has been inspected, you will receive another email notifying you of the status of your refund. If approved, your refund will be processed and a credit applied to your credit card or original method of payment. This may take a few days.

Q: How long will my refund take to process/reflect on my credit card or original method of payment?

A: As soon as your return is approved, a credit is processed to your credit card or original form of payment. Depending on your financial institution or credit card company, there is usually a short waiting time before the refund is posted. If it’s been over 10 days and you still have not received your refund, please email our customer service department at laurie@personalspacemb.com.

Q: What if I need to return/exchange and I am currently overseas?

A: Our return policy stipulates returns/exchanges will be honored within 10 days of delivery.

Q: How long do I have to make a return/exchange once my item(s) has shipped?

A: You have 10 days from the date of your delivery to make a return/exchange.

Q: Can I make exchanges?

A: Only items that were damaged through the shipping process or are functionally defective can be exchanged. You can expedite the exchange process by emailing customerservice@personalspacemb.com and sending your item to 1240 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 120, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Please note, you are responsible for your return/exchange shipping fees and are non-refundable. If your return was approved and you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund. If you are shipping items over $75, it is highly recommended you purchase a trackable shipping service or shipping insurance as we cannot guarantee we will receive the item.

Credit/Payments

What forms of payment do you accept?

Credit and debit card payments, including VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Amazon.com, PayPal, Apple Pay, and JCB.

When will my credit/debit card reflect charges for item(s) ordered?

As soon as you confirm order placement on the shopping cart page. However, if an item is out of stock, your card will not be charged until the item has shipped.

Which credit cards do you accept?

VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.

Do you accept electronic check payments for orders?

Unfortunately, no.

Do you offer store credit for returned items?

No, not at this time.

How is the tax estimated?

Tax is calculated according to your state’s tax rate and applicable local laws, and is based on your billing address. All prices are in U. S. dollars and are subject to change.

Product Information

I saw an item in your shop I was interested in purchasing, but couldn’t find it on the website. Can I still order it?

Yes. If you’re having trouble locating an item via the website, you can always talk to a salesperson from our showroom between 11am and 7pm weekdays and Sundays 11am-5pm by calling (720) 605-3505. You can also contact customer service via email at customerservice@personalspacemb.com.

Can I have something custom-made?

Yes, usually. Please inquire within.

Are you a wholesaler?

We are not a wholesaler, but a distributor. We will, however, consider project collaborations. Please inquire within for more details.

Are your lighting fixtures compatible with all electrical outlets, both in US and internationally?

Yes. When ordering these items, you will be asked where the item is to be shipped for applicable compatibility.

Do your products meet the guidelines for environmentally-conscious structures and/or are they green-certified?

Yes, all our products are constructed of environmentally-conscious and sustainable materials for longevity and beautification without leaving an environmental footprint.

Are all your products designed by Asian designers?

Yes, the furnishings and lighting fixtures are all professionally designed by our team of designers from Asia.

Is it possible for me to speak with one of your designers?

If you’re interest in a collaboration project or a custom-made item, you can consult with our founder Laurie Wiluan for more information. Please visit our home page for contact information.

Do you offer collaboration projects with other artists in the industry?

Yes! We are always open to collaboration projects. Please contact us directly as laurie@personalspacemb.com.

Email Subscriptions

Do you have a newsletter I can subscribe to for updates, promotions, and product information?

Yes! It also includes our weekly blog posting for insider tips, tricks, and trends.

Can I unsubscribe from your newsletter at any time?

Yes. If you scroll down to the bottom of your latest newsletter, you can simply click UNSUBSCIBE to have your email removed from the list.

Who can see my email address and other sensitive information?

No one! Your email address is safe and secure and only visible to the Personal Space team.

Shopping Experience/Tech Support

What browsers are most compatible for the most optimal and cyber-safe shopping experience on your site?

Personal Space MB supports Internet Explorer 10+, as well as current versions of Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, and Safari (desktop and mobile). We strongly suggest you accept cookies to enable JavaScript and Adobe Flash features. While we do support older web browser versions, upgrading to the latest version ensures the safest, smoothest cyber shopping experience.

Do I need to create an account to make a purchase or can I sign on as a “guest?”

You can log in a guest and don’t need to make an account to make a purchase, though it is highly recommended.

Do I need to login to make a purchase?

No.

Are your online prices the same as those in your brick and mortar shop?

Yes, unless there has been a price increase that wasn’t yet reflected in the shop, all prices are consistent.

Can I find you on social media?

Yes! We are on Facebook at Personal Space Manhattan Beach and on Instagram @PersonalSpaceMB. Please follow us on Pintrest and Twitter @personalspacemb.

Miscellaneous

Is there a human being I can speak with should I need in-depth consultation or if I have any questions about my order/products?

Yes, please feel free to call us during business hours, 11am-7pm PST Monday through Friday and 11am-5pm Sundays, and someone will be more than happy to assist you with any needs you may have.

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