The Italian Pottery Outlet is committed to providing its customers with quality handcrafted products and outstanding customer service. If within 7 days of receipt of your order, you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, Italian Pottery Outlet will gladly return your unused, undamaged merchandise for a full refund, less shipping. You will be responsible for paying return shipping charges, except in cases of damages, defects, or mis-shipped items.

To return an item, please fill out the form in your package and fax it to (805) 564-7656 or email it to You are also welcome to call us toll free at (877) 496-5599 and we are happy to walk you through the process.

Returns will be sent to:
Italian Pottery Outlet
Attn: Returns
929 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Our handcrafted products are fragile and must be treated with the utmost care when repackaging them. Be sure to keep all original packing materials if you plan to return an item. For your security, please use an insured courier (FedEx, UPS, or USPS Parcel Post) and retain your receipt. Italian Pottery Outlet is not responsible for items damaged or lost in transit. All items must be packed carefully and arrive intact in order to receive full credit on the return. Pending inspection and approval of returned product, your card will be credited the full amount of your purchase less shipping charges. All credit card refunds will be placed on the card used for the original purchase. Please allow 1-2 billing cycles for the credit to appear on your statement.

Returning Damage, Defective, Or Mis-Shipped Items
If you are returning an item because it is damaged, defective, or not the correct product, The Italian Pottery Outlet will provide a prepaid return label. Please contact Customer Service at (877) 496-5599 to obtain a return authorization shipping label via email.

Order Cancellation

Once an order has been processed, it cannot be cancelled.


Employee packing a large table for shipment.

Joe Spalluto packages an Italian volcanic table for shipment. We take shipping seriously!

We ship UPS Ground insured, and ship within 3 to 5 business days of receipt of order. In the unlikely case of any damage, please save all packing material and broken pieces for UPS inspection. Notify us within one week of receipt of goods and we will credit or replace damaged items as soon as possible after proper notification. We will not offer credit for or replacement of damaged merchandise if damages are not reported within one week of receipt.

Alaska & Hawaii friends – we do our best to ship your goodies as quickly and inexpensively as the Postal Service allows! Sometimes, the estimated amount you pay for shipping is less than what we are actually charged, and in these cases, we hope you understand when we call you to recoup the difference.  We wish you lived closer! 🙂

Products & Pricing

Each of our items is individually handcrafted and will therefore vary slightly in color, shape and design. Please note the following characteristics of hand-crafted work: slight color and size variations, paint smudges, fingerprints, glaze dimples, etc. All items are food and dishwasher safe. We do not recommend putting our items in the microwave, with the exception of the Rustica collection.

For more information on the care of Italian Ceramics please see the About Italian Ceramics section entitled Characteristics of Handcrafted Ceramics.

Prices quoted on this web site are in US dollars ($$).

Your Privacy

We do not sell, share, or disclose your personal information, unless required by law. All information is kept private. We use the latest encryption technology to keep your information safe. If you have any questions or comments about our policies, please don’t hesitate to contact us.