About Tierra Sol Studio

Tierra + Sol uses local, natural, and recycled materials to create happy focal points to brighten any space. Tierra + Sol, or soil and sun, represents everything we strive to create using natural materials like hand thrown planters from clay, moss and ferns we collect by hand, plants from small local growers, soils we mix ourselves, plants and flowers we collect and preserve, recycled materials, and sun, water, and love that go into making products that make people happy to look at and use. Even our packing materials are all made from recycled unused materials to ensure that we are giving back as much to the earth as we can, because it is certainly providing us with the most beautiful and highest quality materials. Our Story:I began making terrariums as an escape from graduate school--determined to create a unique focal piece for my work space that would last through a draught of neglect as I focused on my writing. I had never been successful at keeping plants alive, so I began to study about them with the same dedication as my work. I studied the different types of plants, their natural habitats, how to hand make different soil types, amounts of water and drainage needed, and how to use activated charcoal as a filter. I went from one terrarium made with my husband during a writing break to a living room full of terrariums and no shortage of ideas in sight. Family and friends suggested we sell them at local markets and we began Tierra Sol Studio.I create everything for Tierra Sol Studio with my husband, Yair (who often makes much more beautiful terrariums than I do) and my seventeen year-old sister who inspires me to create fun and new ideas, and helps me with local markets. All of the terrariums are made in our home studio (which has somehow turned into our entire apartment) and I throw all of the pottery pieces at a local ceramics studio in Carrboro, NC. Creating terrariums together as a wife and husband team in our home has been one of the best decisions we have ever made. It is so thrilling to be able to create something in our home that we love that will end up being something someone else loves in their home. Working at the local art studio with other potters gives me the chance to step away from the home studio and always feel fresh, have new ideas, and receive feedback on my work. I find it incredibly satisfying to return to art and create something with my hands that is able to brighten a space and make people happy.Check out our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/tierrasolstudio for market dates, discounts, and giveaways!

Tierra + Sol ships items using insured Priority Mail to get your order to you within 2-3 days. This is especially important for orders containing healthy plants and moss so that they arrive quickly and safely. A tracking number will be emailed to you when your item has shipped!All items are packed to insure a safe arrival and are beautifully wrapped to be ready ready for gifting using unused recycled materials and hand painted Tierra Sol Studio labels. Terrariums: Terrariums come with easy and fun instructions for care. Moss terrariums are shipped assembled with moving accents removed so that they do not shift while shipped. Should there be any damage in transit please let me know within 24 hours of delivery and include a photo. I will do my best to send replacement part(s) that are exact, or very similar to, the item(s) you ordered. Please contact me and we can discuss options. Customs laws do not allow for international shipping of live plants. As all my items are all handmade, there may be slight variations in size, color, or shape. I attempt to recreate pieces as close to the photo as possible. However, if you have any questions, concerns, or your item arrived other than expected, please contact me right away and I will do my best to make you happy. If you are still unsatisfied, you may return the unused, undamaged item within 7 days of receipt, and I will refund the purchase price. I will not be able to refund shipping costs.In the rare case that a piece is damaged in transit, please take a photo of the damaged item and box and contact me within 24 hours. I am happy to replace any items that have been damaged due to shipping as long as you contact me within 24 hours of receiving the item.For living items: I have the highest standard of quality for the plants and moss that I use in my work and spend each day caring for them until they arrive to their destination. Since terrarium plants are alive and I can no longer care for them once they arrive to their destination, refunds cannot be provided. We provide easy care instructions for each of our low maintenance plant and moss varieties. In the rare case that something happens to your plants or moss, we do have replacements available should you need. If something happens to any of your items during shipping, let me know within 24 hours and I will do our best to replace the item with an exact or similar match that meets your expectations.If any issues do occur, please contact me and I will help you!