ABOUT

softedge IS A CERAMIC-BASED PROJECT BY MAKER & DESIGNER LAYLA CLUER, DEVOTED TO THE SCULPTURAL POSSIBILITIES OF EVERYDAY TACTILE OBJECTS, AND THE SPONGY EDGES OF THEIR DISCIPLINES.

CURRENTLY TAKING FORM AS AN EVER-EVOLVING COLLECTION OF SLIP-CAST WARES AND AN ONGOING SERIES OF EDITIONS INTENDED TO BE BOTH FUNCTIONAL AND AESTHETIC, softedge QUESTIONS THE POTENTIAL OF INTERACTING WITH UTILITARIANISM THROUGH A PLAYFUL CONSIDERATION OF USE, OBSCURITIES, AND INTUITIVE, ORIGINAL FORM—IT’S FOCUS SET FIRMLY AROUND THE KITCHEN TABLE. 

PRODUCING AN ARCHIVE OF ITERATIONS AND PROCESSES GROUPED CHRONOLOGICALLY RATHER THAN BY STYLE, MATERIAL OR TYPE, THE OBJECTS AND IDEAS ARE CONTINUALLY REVISITED OVER TIME, PRESENTING AS A COLLECTION THAT IS MORE THAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTS.


MATERIALS 

EACH softedge PIECE IS HAND-CRAFTED FROM AUSTRALIAN CLAY IN OUR NORTHERN NSW STUDIO. IRREGULARITIES IN SIZE, GLAZE AND SURFACE ARE A RESULT OF THE INEVITABLE HUMAN TOUCH RECEIVED DURING THE MAKING PROCESS AND SHOULD BE EMBRACED. WHEREVER POSSIBLE WE CAREFULLY REUSE, RECYCLE AND RECLAIM MATERIALS. THIS PROCESS IS A LITTLE SLOW BUT WE THINK IT’S WORTH THE WAIT.


AVAILABILITY 

GENERALLY, WE TRY TO MAKE TO ORDER OR PRODUCE SMALL BATCHE RUNS, SO THERE LIMITED ITEMS ARE IN STOCK AT ANY TIME. IF THE ITEM YOU ARE PURCHASING IS IN-STOCK PLEASE ALLOW FOR UP TO TWO WEEKS FOR IT TO BE DISPATCHED. IF AN ITEM IS MARKED AS “MADE TO ORDER” PLEASE ALLOW UP TO EIGHT WEEKS FOR YOUR ORDER TO BE MADE AND DELIVERED. IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF IMMEDIATE OR URGENT ITEMS OR FOR A GIFT TO BE DELIVERED BY A CERTAIN DATE PLEASE CONTACT US TO CHECK AVAILABILITY—WE’LL DO OUR BEST TO ACCOMMODATE.


CARE

WITH CARE, PORCELAIN AND STONEWARE CAN WITHSTAND HIGH TEMPERATURES, HOWEVER, SUDDEN CHANGES IN TEMPERATURE (E.G. FROM FREEZER TO OVEN) IS LIKELY TO CAUSE THERMAL SHOCK, WHICH WILL DAMAGE AND CRACK YOUR CERAMICS. ALWAYS PLACE VERY HOT ITEMS ONTO WOOD, CORK OR CLOTH, AND LET THEM COOL NATURALLY.

ALTHOUGH EVERYTHING WE MAKE IS DISHWASHABLE AND INTENDED FOR EVERYDAY USE WHEN IT COMES TO THE LARGER AND MORE IRREGULAR SHAPES WE RECOMMEND HAND WASHING TO PROLONG THE LIFE OF YOUR PIECE.


SHIPPING +
HANDLING 

DEPENDING ON SIZE, AUSTRALIAN ORDERS WILL BE SHIPPED WITH SENDLE FOR A FLAT RATE OF 25AUD. ONCE ITEMS HAVE BEEN DISPATCHED YOU WILL RECEIVE A SHIPPING CONFIRMATION AND TRACKING NUMBER VIA EMAIL.

A FREE LOCAL PICK-UP OPTION IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR THOSE IN THE NORTHERN RIVERS REGION OF NSW. IF YOU SELECT THIS OPTION, WE’LL SEND YOU AN EMAIL ONCE YOUR ORDER IS READY TO ARRANGE COLLECTION.

PLEASE NOTE WE DO OUR BEST TO REAPPROPRIATE PACKING MATERIALS WHEREVER POSSIBLE, SO, FORGIVE THE APPEARANCE OF THE BOX THAT ARRIVES ON YOUR DOORSTEP. IF YOUR ORDER IS A GIFT WE WILL MAKE SURE IT IS PACKED BEAUTIFULLY, JUST LET US KNOW.

DUE TO THE VARIED SIZE OF OUR COLLECTION, AND THE AND FRAGILE NATURE OF CERAMICS, WE CAN NOT PROVIDE AUTOMATED SHIPPING ESTIMATES FOR INTERNATIONAL ORDERS. IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA AND WOULD LIKE TO ORDER FROM OUR STORE PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL WITH THE ITEMS YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AND YOUR ADDRESS – WE’LL DO OUR BEST TO FIND AN AFFORDABLE SHIPPING OPTION. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT OF ALL DUTIES OR TAXES IMPOSED BY THE DESTINATION COUNTRY.

CONTACT 

HELLO@SOFTEDGE.STUDIO
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