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Miniature pots by JD Wolfe
Etsy Mud Team Membership Requirements
You must have a shop on Etsy to become a member of this team. Beyond that, you must meet several other requirements as specified on this page. After reading these requirements, please go to our team page on Etsy by clicking on the link below to apply for membership:
Note: to see the option to Join, you must first sign in to the Etsy community. The sign-in for the community if you have not done it before is the same as for your Etsy shop. You must also allow messaging for us to see your request and issue you an invite should you be accepted as a member of the team. You will be contacted by our membership chair once your request to join is made.
This promotional team is only for makers working in clay
This team is open to all clay artists, regardless of skill.
Please have your About page and Shop Policies filled out before applying.
Shop Inventory – You must have at least 8 clay items in your shop when you apply, so we can get a good feel for your inventory. Shops must maintain at least 40% of their total inventory in handmade clay items. Pieces are to be made start to finish using wet clay or slip and can be wheel thrown, slab/hand-built, or formed from original molds. Only these original clay works may use the team tag (etsymudteam) in their listings. Items deemed mature by Etsy’s standard may not use the tag, and will not count towards your 40% clay items.
You may have other clay work in your shop, but no more than 10% of your total clay inventory may be created using alternative methods (ie: commercial molds, ram press) and this must be disclosed in those listings. These items may not use the team tag. Special circumstances can be made for those using these methods in non-traditional, experimental ways. Please see the team leaders for details.
Membership Dues – Membership dues are $15 per annum .
Payment for Etsy Mud Team dues are made by subscribing to an annual $15 Paypal subscription. Members will only need to do this one time unless for some reason they need to unsubscribe and then resubscribe this payment. If you are a current member and need to resubscribe to pay dues, you can find a link to subscribe on our Etsy team page (see link to page below). New members will receive instructions on subscribing once they have been accepted to the team. You can request to join the team via the following link to the team page:
Members who fail to pay their dues will be dropped from the Team. Members that leave the team can cancel their subscription from their Paypal account or from the “Unsubscribe Dues Payment” page in the Member area of this website.
Participation in team activities is voluntary. Information on those activities and how to participate is available to members in the member forum on this website, our team page in the Etsy Community and on our private Facebook group for members.
* Remember – All memberships are reviewed on an annual basis. Members who unsubscribe from the membership subscription and fail to pay their membership when it becomes due will be dropped from the team. We also periodically review that shops maintain at least 40% of their total inventory in handmade clay items and that no more than 10% of your total clay inventory may be created using alternative method. However, there is no requirement to maintain inventory in your shop.