Monday, April 30, 2012

Treasured Shop of the Week #15

Congrats to heatherhorrorpops from AccursedDelights !!! Her treasury Searching for Mermaids done last week for Katrina from AnandaBijoux was the drawing winner and her shop will be the next Treasured Shop of the Week!!

Here is the gorgeous treasury she made last week:



After having a look at her treasury be sure to stop by her amazing shop as well!!



Saturday, April 28, 2012

AP Team Treasury Challenge #16 Winners

Congrats to the five finalists, who are also all winners this week!!!

Theme #1 - What Makes You Smile
by Mandy from BeadsMe



Theme #2 - Colors of Summer
by Caitie C. from NuitHiboux



Theme #3 - Tell a Story
by Renee from WintervilleWonders



Theme #4 - Summer Fun
by Cari A from CCARIA



Theme #5 - Unconditional Love
by Shannon from PhreshThreadz

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Collette Spears - Collette Spears Ceramics


Meet Collette Spears, a young artist and creative entrepreneur. In her Etsy shop, Collette Spears Ceramics, she offers a unique array of art studio ceramics. In the spirit of full disclosure, I was very excited to learn more about Collette's journey because I attended Ball State University and am a BSU alum.  

Q. How long have you been doing ceramics?
Collette: Well, I took my first ceramics class in Fall 2007, so I am heading toward 5 and a half years in clay. Seems like it's been much longer than that. That first class turned into 3 semesters of high school ceramics and ultimately to a major in college. Right now, I am 3 years into my undergrad. As for Etsy, I think I've been selling for barely a month.

Q. How did you get started doing ceramics?
Collette: Actually, my friend Stephanie and I were going to join my first ceramics class as kind of a joke. She forgot about it, but I didn't. Throwing on the wheel became a truly therapeutic experience for me as I progressed, and going into college with it became even more of a fluke. In retrospect, I think it's really kind of outstanding the way I've kind of stumbled my way into where I am today, especially with as much of a planner as I am.

American Gravy Boat
Q. What do you make?
I am drawn toward making functional work. Especially in this Green Age, the focus is toward owning things that will endure, decreasing waste, and transitioning from disposables to reusables. My work is not only an expression of self, but an attempt to be a part of the global transition to reusables. I see it as the perfect way of integrating an appreciation for handmade things with daily life without accumulating what eventually becomes "stuff." Most of what I have on Etsy are cups and tumblers right now. Especially as this month comes to a close, I will also have plates, teapots, pitchers, and others added. A lot of my work is commenting on my struggles with anxiety and tension and in general the pursuit of the ideal.

Bulbous Cup

Q. What have been some of your greatest accomplishments and proudest moments regarding your work?
Collette: This semester, I have finally started applying to national juried ceramic shows. These are open to all ceramic artists in the United States, and I was really proud of getting into the first couple shows I entered, one in Chicago and another in New Hampshire. I saw these as milestones. I have also been very proud of the personal strides I've made in developing my identity as an artist just in the last few months. I've been honing in on the styles and techniques I want to really pursue, and I am beginning to hit the nail on the head of what I want to articulate through my work.

Q. Where do you see your business and shop in the next few years?
Collette: Being open for only a month, my shop is pretty young in its development. I have been doing a lot of precise patterning and cutting lately, and having to hold many of these pieces for entering shows. One of my goals is to produce enough of these to be able to sell some in my shop, as these really encompass a lot of what I'm trying to say through my work (However, there will be pictures on my personal website). I want to get a lot of outside clay experiences after my undergrad, and I am hoping my work on Etsy follows those experiences.


Swirl Cup

Q. What inspires your work and life?
Collette: It's difficult for me to focus in on specific things that directly inspire me. I do find it in tight, geometric patterns and some architecture, maybe some things in nature. I look to my anxiety for a lot of ideas - the way I do certain things, why I do them, and my body's different responses to anxiety, stress, or tension. It's a big part of who I am, and I take pride in being able to make a visual of something I struggle with that is nonvisual.


Q. When you’re not working on your Etsy shop, what occupies your time?
Collette: The ceramics studio is more of a home than my own apartment. Needless to say, I spend a lot of my extra time in there. I am President of Ball State's Clay Guild, and I am a Program Coordinator with Student Voluntary Services. Unless there's a schedule conflict, I volunteer regularly with Isanogel under Hillcroft Services, working with adults with disabilities during the school year. This summer, I will be working there as a counselor helping to give kids and adults with disabilities a residential camp experience. I am also a runner who loves fruit, Scrabble, and recycling.

Q. What else would you like us to know about your shop, your creations and you?
Collette: Anxiety can either empower you or paralyze you, much like many other obstacles. Think about your obstacles.

Strawberry Square Cup
Be sure to visit Collette:
Collette's Etsy shop
Collette's Website

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Judy Abdelaziz - New Day Pottery

Judy Abdelaziz started making and selling her pottery at craft and art shows in the Fall of 2008 in North Carolina. She established her Etsy Shop, New Day Pottery in June 2011. Judy is also a frequent vendor at pottery shows. In January of this year Judy has some time between shows and was able to add over 60 items to her Etsy shop and push her listing count to over 100 items!

Judy took a class with her sister-in-law. “I fell in love with creating something beautiful out of clay.” Judy explains she makes colorful stoneware that is fired to Cone 5 in an electric kiln. “I love making items with color and style for entertaining.”

Judy is active in her local community of artisians, serving as President of the Carolina Claymatters guild in 2011. She received an honorable mention at the 2010 Summer Juried Shop at Mint Hill Arts, one of her noted accomplishments.

In the future, Judy would like to add more items to her shop, continue promoting her work to get noticed and, of course, sell more! “I would love it if I could slow down on the art and pottery festival route and sell from home.”

A few of Judy’s favorite items from her shop:

Calla Lily Pitcher
Dragonfly Coffee Table Bowl


Decorative Fruit Bowl


Blue Berry Bowl Colander

Cinco de Mayo Serving Bowl
Judy notes beautiful things are a source of inspiration, especially historical pottery and nature. Judy is also inspired by improving upon items she sees in stores. “Recently I made a punch bowl set. I can’t wait to glaze it!”

When she is not working at her potter’s wheel, Judy enjoys time with her husband of 25 years and her two boys, now 17 and 22. “We have a cabin in the North Carolina mountains  where we spend many weekends. I just got a nice camera and hope to start taking some great nature photos.”


To keep up with what’s happening in Judy’s studio, connect with her here:
New Day Pottery on Etsy

Monday, April 23, 2012

Treasured Shop of the Week #14

Congratulations to Katrina from AnandaBijoux!!! Her shop has been chosen as the next Treasured Shop of the Week!!

This is the treasury that Katrina created last week for Gina from WishfulSpirits that won the drawing for this week's Treasured Shop of the Week:



For game rules please see the Treasured Shop of the Week page (tab found at the top of this page), or visit the threads on the AP Team Forum for more information:

http://apteamonetsy.blogspot.com/p/treasured-shop-of-week.html

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Winner of AP Team Treasury Challenge #15

Congrats to Kelly Kellie from QuietStorytellers!!! Her treausry Walk Softly is the winner of the AP Team Treasury Challenge #15!!



After having a look at her treasury, be sure to stop by QuietStorytellers for a look around this amazing shop!!!





Saturday, April 21, 2012

AP Team Treasury Challenge #15 Finalists and Poll

Congrats to our 5 finalists this week!!! Again many amazing treasuried entered!!!

Be sure to have a look at all 5 treasuries below and vote for your favorite in the poll on the left!!

The poll will be open through tomorrow 04/22/12, at 6:00 pm EST.


Theme #1 - Your Inner Child
by Bill from BillsWoodenPleasures



Theme #2 - Color My Life Beautiful
by gclasergraphics from gclasergraphics



Theme #3 - Nature's Pallete
by Rebecca Swan from RaveBracelets



Theme #4 - The Butcher
by Shannon Johnston from PhreshThreadz



Theme #5 - Love the Earth
by Kelly Kellie from QuietStorytellers

Friday, April 20, 2012

Terry Parker - Loma Prieta Pottery

Terry Parker is the owner of Loma Prieta Pottery, her Etsy shop where she sells exquisite hand thrown pottery. Terry's love of pottery began in the mid '70's and was a very serious hobby while she worked as an engineer. In 2001 her engineering career ended and Terry was able to dedicate significantly more time to potting. She started selling her pottery at art festivals and started her Etsy shop in January 2008. She shares her accomplishments, challenges and insights in this interview.

Q. How did you get started doing pottery/ceramics? Tell us about your work. What types of items do you make?
Cherry Blossoms Bud Vase
Terry: I got started doing pottery after not being able to take pottery as an elective when in engineering school. For some reason, I was drawn to the pottery studio but only students in the school of art and architecture were able to take the class. After moving to the Bay area in the mid-70's I sought out a pottery studio that taught classes and fell in love with making pots. I love creating functional pottery that is well-balanced and pleasing to the eye and touch. And I especially love making pots that people enjoy using. I work on the wheel in stoneware, firing the pieces to cone 10 (2340 F) in a reduction atmosphere. On most of my work, I achieve design by overlapping glazes. Others I decorate by carving designs into the surface.

Q. What have been some of your biggest accomplishments? Most proud moments regarding your craft and/or shop?
Terry:I think my proudest moments are when I get told either in person at an art festival or by email or feedback how much someone enjoys having one of my pots that they purchased.

Hand Thrown Soup Mugs
Q. What are your goals for your shop? Where do you see your shop/business in the next few years?
Terry: I am currently trying to be more diligent about listing new items in my shop. I recently moved to Tucson, AZ and just finished getting my studio in working order last fall so I am now working on building up my inventory and getting it listed! I am also working on creating items which are new for me and using some different techniques in my work. As a member of the Etsy Mud Team, I hope to take advantage of the information that some of the team's more successful members readily share with the team to grow my shop in the next few years.
Textured Tea Pot
Q. Where do you get your inspiration for your work? Or your inspiration in general?
Terry: Hmm - this is a hard question. Most of my pottery are very utilitarian items and I tend to create items using very classical forms.

Q. What do you do outside of working on your shop? Other hobbies, career, family? Terry: Outside of working in clay and on my shop, I help friends with their websites and I am currently the webmaster for the Southern Arizona Clay Artists. I also annually participate with my husband in Relay for Life - a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society.

Q. Tell us anything that you would like for your potential customers to know about you, your product line, your shop or any other ideas you wish to share.
Terry: When I do something, I am not able to do it halfway - which means I have to watch I don't over commit myself. If I say I am going to do something, I get it done.


You can also connect with Terry Here:

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

How a Potter Became a Bead Maker - by Duane Collins

So how did a potter become a bead maker? I've been a maker of pots since the early 70's and never in my wildest imaginings did I ever see myself as a beadmaker. Not that I disdained beads...I never even thought about beads! I was a potter and the wheel was my only love. I could sit and spin for hours and lose total track of time. Throwing is hypnotic and the meditative nature of the process is one that is hard to duplicate. I was all about vessels. I also loved slab building and making wall pieces. After 30 some years, I was completely immersed in forming methods, decorative processes, glazing and firing. This was my life and I never imagined any other. Fast forward to 2009. My wife, who is an elementary school teacher, decided that summer to play with beads for fun and relaxation. I offered to make her some beads to add to her menagerie. Little did I know at the time I was opening a Pandora's box...in a completely good way!



I had been doing summer art shows for a number of years and I persuaded Collette to put out some of her work along with mine. It couldn't hurt, I told her..let's see what happens. Well, she did great! Sold more than she anticipated and was really happy. All this from someone who didn't think she had a creative bone in her body. There were a few inquiries as to where she obtained the ceramic beads she had incorporated into her designs. Pointing at me she would say, “He made them.” Well, probably she said it with a bit more flourish than that! Anyways, I did have a couple folks ask if I made them to sell. At that point, it had not even entered my mind to sell beads, therefore my response was tepid. We wrapped up the summer shows and Collette began to make plans for her anticipated Christmas sales and handmade bead inquiries were happening throughout this time frame. Christmas is a busy time for those of us in the arts. Gearing up for the season is all encompassing so I had no beady thoughts during that time. Winter however, is the time I take for studio organization and developing new ideas.
The winter of 2010 was a watershed event for me. I was looking at what was happening for Collette and being very happy for her! I also started looking at this whole beaded jewelry making phenomenon. I wanted to see what was out there, who was doing what, and as I began to research this arena, I became aware of the vast scope of beading. I looked at all that was being done, and I began to entertain the notion that bead making might be something I would be interested in. I could see how my decorative techniques and my surface approach to color could be adapted to a whole new way of creating. And that is how it began.

One constant in my work has been my fascination for how glaze responds to texture. I love the way glaze changes as it breaks over a ridge, or impressed mark in the clay. Glaze naturally thins over high spots creating a shift in hue or tone. Some glazes have a greater tendency than others to change dramatically over texture. I also love the way some glazes look when pooling in deep spots. Glaze is an important way to emphasize texture. I often choose glazes that have these properties much like painting with watercolor. Rough watercolor paper has a prominent tooth, or textured surface. This creates a grainy effect as pools of water collect in the indentations in the paper. It is a way of adding expression, mood, and feeling.




I use a variety of tools to make marks. I have metal ribs with serrated edges. I use bamboo tools for their ability to smooth as well as indent the clay. The edges of wooden strips, the tines of a fork, fingertips, cheesecloth, lace, and burlap are all in my vocabulary. I also use fired clay stamps and natural items such as rocks and fossils.



Texture can be emphasized by brushing on clay slip. Slip is a colored liquid clay. Colored slips can be used in isolation as a decorative medium or glazed over. A colored slip under a glaze will bleed through the overlapping glaze, further enhancing texture. A technique I am particularly fond of is to brush on black slip and wipe it off. The slip is retained in all the depressed areas highlighting all the texture. I then will lightly brush on other colors hitting the raised areas to create contrast and depth. I liken this approach to India ink and watercolor illustrations in classic children's books.




Raku is another process I use. About Raku:
When the kiln reaches 1850 degrees, the red hot pieces are removed from the kiln with metal tongs and placed into a barrel of paper, straw, sawdust which instantly ignites. The barrel is then tightly covered and the work is allowed to smoke for a duration. When the pieces are removed, the glaze is metallic with areas of copper, blue, rose, green, and violet although there are many possible colors that can be achieved.



My main themes are flora, fauna, and fantasy. Combining these themes seems like a natural progression since I have always maintained a sense of wonder about the natural world. It is an endless source of inspiration and one I will doubtlessly always be compelled to draw upon.

I began selling my beads on Etsy in March 2010 and reached my 2 year mark last month. It has been an amazing 2 years. I now consider myself a full time bead and pendant maker. 2011 was a year of transition. I had been trying to maintain these 2 tracks, one as potter, and the other as beadmaker. I knew that at some point I would make a total commitment to beadmaking and in mid 2011, that process was complete.

Recently I was invited to become a member of the Beads Of Clay Professional Artists Team.
My work is used in two projects by Erin Siegel for the summer issue of Stringing magazine. www.stringingmagazine.com.

Also, my beads are used in a project in a jewelry-making book. The book is called Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry: 50 Designs Using Leather, Ribbon and Cords by Erin Siegel and  co-author Lorelei Eurto and due out in May 2012, published by Interweave Press.
I am still evolving as a beadmaker. I have new ideas in varying stages of development. There are new processes I will be trying as time goes on. It is a work in progress. For me the bottom line is creativity and pushing my boundaries. That is what drives me and bead-making has become my chosen vehicle for that journey.

To see more of Duane's work please visit:
Duane's Etsy Profile
Duane's Shop on Etsy - Elements Pottery
Elements Pottery on Facebook

To see some of Duane's wife, Collete's work please visit:
Collette's Etsy Profile
Collette's Shop on Etsy - FireflyMyst
Firefly Myst on Facebook


This was written by Duane Collins and published on his behalf. All photographs shown are property of Duane Collins and are not to be copied or reproduced in any way without his prior consent.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Raegan Robins - LuckyNola




LuckyNola is an Etsy shop run by Raegan Robins, a clay artist inspired by life around her. Raegan has been working with clay for 25 years and opened her Etsy shop in August of 2009. Her adventures in clay began in college with much larger hand-built figurative scultures. Her current creations focus on housewares and gift items ranging from wall hangings and wall pockets to plates, bowls and wearable pieces like earrings, necklaces, bracelets and other accessories.

We had a chance to ask Raegan about her greatest accomplishments, proudest moments, business goals, favorite creations and her inspiration. Here's what she has to say.  

Q. What have been some of your biggest accomplishments? 
Raegan: I have begun wholesaling to a some shops around New Orleans, a few throughout the U.S. and one in Australia

Q. What are your proud moments regarding your craft and/or shop? 
Raegan: Well, I was a vendor at a market a few weeks ago and on separate occasions during the day little girls bought my work. The were somewhere between the 7 to 9 age range, but they used their allowances to pay for what I made. Also, I was impressed that they did not go for the least expensive. One bought a $25 butterfly and the other a $30 bunny. 

Q. What are your goals for your shop? Where do you see your shop/business in the next few years? 
Raegan: I am in the process of opening a retail / studio space. Hopefully that will be running smoothly and will be profitable! Classes will also be held there. 

Q. Where do you get your inspiration for your work? 
Raegan: Making the smaller wall hangings was originally inspired by my daughter. I wanted her to be surrounded by art but also be able to touch it. With that thought, I began making pieces she would find intriguing yet something that could become a part of her, a staple in her line of sight, and something special she could also love as an adult. That's where the ideas originated but I began realizing these were things I loved as an adult, so I am also making things for adults that are fun but sophisticated. 

The Curious Butterfly

Primitive Style Circus Horse

Alice's It's Your Turn Rabbit



Raegan notes that none of her pieces are molded. "I have designed items that I know will never be reproduced but I have also trained myself to design some pieces so that I may produce a series of one-off pieces, almost like prints." Outside of Etsy, Raegan is a mother and also helps take care of her elderly Grandparents. 

In addition to seeing Raegan's creations at LuckyNola on Etsy, you can connect with Raegan here;

Raegan's Facebook
Raegan's Twitter
Raegan's Pinterest

Cindy Ginter - Potterygod

Cindy Ginter

Potterygod is Cindy Ginter’s Etsy shop where she sells her whimsical handmade pottery. Cindy has been a part-time potter since 1985 and started selling her ceramics on Etsy in 2006. She contributes the success of her business to learning how to market herself on Etsy.

Cindy’s adventure into ceramics began at The 577 Foundation, a local community center in Perrysburg, Ohio. In the “Art Barn” under the instruction Edith Franklin, a great potter local to Perrysburg, Cindy learned to throw, hand build and extrude pots. “I love to sculpt, so many times I use the skills to make cute monsters, cats and clocks.”

The day Cindy discovered she couldn’t keep up with the sales from her Etsy shop is the day she cites as her greatest accomplishment. “After that time, I decided I would switch to selling on Etsy exclusively.” Cindy works full time as an administrator for a large social service organization and creates at night. “Thankfully I retire in a few years and I hope to spend my days potting full time and increasing my sales on Etsy. It is a great time for the steady build up of my Etsy shop.”

These are a few of Cindy’s favorite items from her shop:

Three for Tea
Porcelain Tea for Three Cups

Wild Snack Bowls
Wild Snack Bowls



Bird and Flower Art Platter
Bird and Flower Art Platter
Ceramic Tumblers
Set of 2 Ceramic Tumblers

It’s no surprise looking at Cindy’s whimsical work that she is inspired by Dr. Seuss! “I like unusual shapes, bright floors and whimsical characters and my work is often described as ‘Seussian’.” Cindy enjoys cheerful colors and finds she is disappointed with the results when she strays from her bold color palette.

Like so many Etsians, Cindy is a true artist and enjoys other creative outlets in addition to her potting. As a graphic artist and amateur photographer, Cindy has found another outlet for her crativity. “I have a line of designer ties, messenger bags and posters.” You can find her other work on her Potterygod Blog

Cindy prides herself on great customer service including quick delivery and at times, working with others to produce custom designs. “I don’t want my functional pots sitting on a shelf getting dusty!. I make my pots food safe, dishwasher and microwave safe all in hopes that people use the pots daily!”

Monday, April 16, 2012

Treasured Shop of the Week #13

Congratulations to Gina M from WishfulSpirit!!! Her shop has been chosen as the next Treasured Shop of the Week!!

This is the treasury that Gina created last week for Judy from NewDayPottery that won the drawing for this week's Treasured Shop of the Week:




For game rules please see the Treasured Shop of the Week page (tab found at the top of this page), or visit the threads on the AP Team Forum for more information:

http://apteamonetsy.blogspot.com/p/treasured-shop-of-week.html

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Winner of AP Team Treasury Challenge #14

Congrats to Taylor HBD from HunnyBunnyDesigns823!!! Her treasury Soft and Sweet Spring Inspirations is the winner of the AP Team Treasury Challenge #14!!!

Here is her amazing treasury collection:



After having a look at her treasury, now stop by and check out her amazing shop at HunnyBunnyDesigns823 !!!




Saturday, April 14, 2012

AP Treasury Challenge #14 Finalists and Poll

Congrats!!! These are our five finalists for the AP Team Treasury Challenge #14!!!

Have a look at the treasuries below and cast your vote for the winner on the poll in the left sidebar!!

Poll will be open through tomorrow 04/15/12 at 6:00 pm EST.



#1 - Theme: Spring Inspires Me
By Taylor HBD from HunnyBunnyDesigns823



#2 - Theme: Loving Nature
By Judy Abdelaziz from NewDayPottery



#3 - Theme: Taking Steps Toward a Possitive Future
By Bill from BillsWoodenPleasures



#4 - Theme: Sweet and Colorful Love
By Charissa Laarman from SnippetsByDesign



#5 - Theme: Accessorize Your Spring
By Jenine from JeninesPhotography

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Jaimie Merrell - Jaimie Ware


Jaimie Merrell started selling her exquisite handmade functional studio porcelain on Etsy in November, 2011. I had the opportunity to interview Jaimie about how she got involved with ceramics, what inspires her and more.  



Q. How long have you been doing ceramics? 


 Jaimie: I have been consistently making ceramic work for about 10 years, but I also remember absolutely loving the medium as a child. The feel of clay is amazing! I officially started my business Jaimie Ware last summer.

Q. How did you get started doing pottery/ceramics?  


 Jaimie: I became very excited about ceramics when I was in high school. My mother had her own small business teaching art when I was growing up, and I quickly realized I wanted to be an art teacher. When I went off to college at Syracuse University I eagerly wanted more and more ceramics classes and discovered I wanted a career in ceramics. 

Q. What do you make?
In the past, I have made large sculptural ceramic vessels, but right now I am making a lot of functional pottery including bowls, mugs and egg cups. I have recently started making jewelry also. Most of my work is mid-range porcelain.

Q. What have been some of your biggest accomplishments and proudest moments regarding your work and shop?


Jaimie: My first sale on Etsy to someone I didn’t know put me over the moon, and my more recent first item featured on the Etsy home page was another great victory! I also had my first solo show this February, and that was very exciting to organize and promote.

Q. Where do you see your business and shop in the next few years?


Jaimie: One of my goals for my shop is to sell enough work so that I have to keep up with the sales and replace items. I have started making jewelry as very saleable products, but I would like to start making more of the larger and more personal sculptures that I haven’t made in years.

Q. What are your favorite items currently listed in your shop?
Jaimie: I am really excited about my egg cups/shot glasses that I call Tiny Dancers. The first ones that I made were commissioned, and I loved making such tiny pieces. I have encountered a number of challenges in their construction, but I think they are worth pursuing.

Blue Tiny Dancer Egg Cup
White Tiny Dancer Egg Cup


             
Textured Hug Knot Necklace







The mugs and my Hug Knot jewelry are my other favorites. I like to play with a balance of texture and smooth porcelain.






Q. What inspires your work and life?


Jaimie: This recent body of work has changed and developed from a single initial ceramic object that was formed out of a moment of anxiety and a plethora of interesting tools to work with. I have continued to use these textures and organic shapes to create a series of sea-like vessels. My work has inspiration from nature as well as a playful Disney influence. Also, I am very grateful to my boyfriend Joe, who pushes me to keep going when I am in a rut. He helps with most of my photography and promotional tools.

Q. When you're not working on your Etsy shop, what occupies your time?


Jaimie: I recently graduated from a masters program at VCU, and I am now working part time teaching ceramics and art to high school students. I also sell my work at farmer’s markets in Richmond, Virginia. I spend my summers working at a girl’s camp in New Hampshire called Camp Nokomis, where I run the Craftshop and teach waterskiing. Besides working, I love to swim, dance with Joe, and spend time with my orange cat Dexter.

Q. What else would you like us to know about your shop, your creations and you?


Jaimie: My love of clay stems from growing up playing in the mud. I find that the process of making is a bit of an obsession and it may be my way of building a connection with others. I feel as thought the careful attention I give to each object brings me closer to each person that handles my creations.

Also, I will take commissions and I am open to collaborations and working with other artists on Etsy.

In addition to her Etsy shop, Jaimie Ware you can find Jaimie here:
Jaimie's Blog
Jaimie's Facebook
Jaimie's Tumblr
Jaimie's Pinterest