Saturday, December 11, 2010

Etsy Treasury

Etsy Treasury

Etsy is adding a lot of new features, including the Activity Feed which shows new items from your favorite sellers, and the new favorites of your chosen taste makers that you have added to your circle.  There is also a new feature on the Home Page that suggest items you may like. These are some of the items I have discovered with these fun new tools.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Tomatoes!

It was such a beautiful Spring day today and I can just feel the warm summer days soon to come and imagine the taste of the tomatoes right out of our garden.  This necklace by  Eleanor Jane Jewelry on Etsy sums up my summer daydreams perfectly. It looks good enough to eat! Yum!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sprouts! on Sale!

This box is a continuation of a series I did back in 2001. The little container is topped with bright green forms resembling sprouts coming out of the earth. The main body of the box is left unglazed except for Robin's egg blue polka dots. The inside is glazed in various shades of blue and green.

Use it to hold you hopes and dreams and tiny treasurers.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Wabi-Sabi Wasabi - Handmade Spoon Rest


In making this series of spoon rests, salt cellars, and soap dishes, I wanted to move away from my usual style of thinly made, and refined pieces. I wanted to exaggerate the raw nature of the clay and have that feeling remain in the finished pieces.

This spoon rest is rustic and earthy and really shows the malleable qualities of the clay in its unfired form. It is made of thick clay glazed in a wasabi colored glaze and with recycled melted glass pools in Caribbean blue.

First the clay was thickly rolled out and curved into a rough bowl form, then impressed with a primitive stamp in the middle which was filled with melted glass when fired. The result is bright and earthy and really appealing to me.

See more miniature curiosities here.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Miniature Handmade Ikebana Flower Vases


Check out my new simple little miniture Ikebana vases for Spring! Great gift idea for Mother's Day. These are all handmade by me on my potter's wheel and finished with a flower frog firmly attached inside. Makes flower arranging easy!