28.2.11

monday giveaway: crab apple clay (NOW CLOSED)

I am so excited to introduce to you the Etsy shop, Crab Apple Clay. This shop boasts beautiful handmade ceramics for the home. There is just something so soothing to me about a piece of pottery sculpted by hand.

Liz, the owner of this shop, says, "I am a potter in St. Paul, MN. I’m also a wife and mom to 3 great boys. My youngest started school last fall, so I’m back in the saddle of my kick wheel. I’ve had an Etsy boutique (PageCreations) open for awhile that sells sets of handmade beanbags that are a huge hit with kids at craft fairs. I found that sewn items are more forgiving of prolonged absences than clay and a lot more portable! But my true love was patiently waiting, and after a 10 year break, my ceramics studio, a heated space attached to the garage, is now back in business.

My ceramics tend to be an eclectic mix of items, often with a bit of added humor. I am inspired by natural history, genealogy, and the material itself. Against a backdrop of mass production, and true to Etsy’s “handmade” mission, there is nothing like clay to communicate the human touch. The marks of the potter, intentional or not, are left on the surface of the vessel, and for the most part, pots and bowls are meant to be held and used by the recipient."

Liz is giving away a small turquoise bowl. It is made of high-fired white stoneware and is food safe. Liz says, "It is the perfect size for a ring as you do the dishes, a used tea bag, or maybe a Hershey’s kiss!"

To be eligible, you must be a follower of my blog so, if you aren't yet, make sure you sign up! (And if your "follower" name is different than your "comment" name, be sure to let me know.)

To enter: Please visit Crab Apple Clay and leave a comment below telling me what your favorite item in the shop is.

For another chance to win: Write about this giveaway on your blog and leave a second comment below with a link to your blog post.

This giveaway ends Thursday, March 3rd at 7 pm Eastern Time. A winner will be chosen at random.

42 comments:

  1. I would have to choose between this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/69027264/set-of-3-primary-color-nesting-bird

    and this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/69027812/small-bowl-with-peeking-panda

    But really, her whole shop is cute!

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  2. I love this bowl...would go perfect with the turquoise and tan theme I try to keep throughout my apartment!
    I like her deep blue ceramic cup with the blackbirds on it also.
    Rebecca
    rebatink(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I love the set of stacking ceramic bowls!

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  4. I love the set of three primary color nesting bowls and the white ceramic cup with recycling symbol!

    alexandra_digiorgio at comcast dot net

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  5. I follow via GFC as Tracy Taylor, I adore this: Small Bowl with Peeking Panda
    very sweet!
    tracyschultz@yahoo.com

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  6. My fav is the stacking ceramic bowls set

    Melody.DuValatgmaildotcom

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  7. I love the set of three primary color nesting bowls, the deep blue cup with birds, and the white cup with a flower.

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  8. i love pottery - i used to do it when i was in middle school and it was so relaxing when i was feeling stressed out to just work out all my tensions on the clay. so, i would absolutely love to have this little bowl! i would use it as liz says, for my rings when i wash dishes!

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  9. I like the Set of 3 Brightly Colored Nesting Bowls.

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  10. I really like the Blue Bowl with Black Bird Silhouette, its gorgeous.

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  11. http://katerpillarontoast.blogspot.com/2011/02/little-ceramic-giveaway.html

    Blogged :)

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  12. Hi! I love the blue bowl with black bird silhouette! :)

    badorka@vipmail.hu

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  13. Oh, her stuff is so cute! I would love to have the large serving bowl with the black cookpot at the bottom.
    e_kathleen25@hotmail.com

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  14. look the link:

    http://amenidadeseafins.blogspot.com/2011/02/sorteio-de-peca-ceramica-linda.html

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  15. What a great giveaway and I adore those nesting bowls:) Fingers crossed:) Hugs and kisses, darling

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  16. I love the primary color nesting bowls set - those colors are amazing!

    doniree at gmail dot com

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  17. love the blue bowl with black bird! jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  18. I love the orange cereal bowl with the owl... I'm also from MN, so it's great to see her featured!

    konecki (at) gmail

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  19. Hands down, no question, it's "peeking panda"! I think I'm going to pick up the I heart you bowl for a friend going through a hard time, though. Great stuff!

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  20. I'm hosting a giveaway too! Check it out here - http://ladulcivida.blogspot.com/

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  21. GFC follower
    I love the Deep Blue and White Ceramic Cup with Black Bird Silhouettes
    girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

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  22. I blogged: http://sweetsugaryshenanigans.blogspot.com/2011/02/win-small-turquoise-bowl-from-crab.html

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  23. Hi - I'm a new follower and I love the set of 3 brightly colored bowls!

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  24. GFC follower MoonRae loves the blue and orange nesting bowls!! thanks for the giveaway
    ~Sharon~
    lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. love the nesting bowls! and new follower

    faked_sugartone at hotmail

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  26. I love the nesting bowls! I just found your blog and it is very sweet!

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  27. I love the Blue Bowl with Black Bird Silhouette. So pretty!

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  28. following on gfc as jhb.
    I love the orange bowl with owls, because I'm having an owl obsession and its a cheery color.
    Really cute cups and bowls, thanks for the viewing.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  29. gfc follower
    i like Set of 3 Primary Color Nesting Bowls
    gustosagiveaways at ymail dot com

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  30. blog post
    http://gustosa-giveaways.blogspot.com/2011/03/turquoise-bowl-giveaway-332011.html
    gustosagiveaways at ymail dot com

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  31. I love the deep blue cup with the black bird silhouettes! It's so pretty!

    bead.eclectic at gmail.com

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  32. I love the little bowls with the blackbirds, so so cute!!

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  33. http://www.etsy.com/listing/69027812/small-bowl-with-peeking-panda fave item xx

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  34. just thinking about how i could use something small for a tea bag.

    i'm kind of obsessed with pandas, so i'm definitely swooning over her panda bowls!

    http://litterulaemundano.blogspot.com/

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  35. My favorite item is the White Ceramic Cup with "Priceless" SKU Barcode Symbol.
    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  36. Blogged: http://skittlefairy.diaryland.com/110302_1.html
    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  37. follow your blog skipthelaundry
    like the set of primary color nesting bird bowls
    skipthelaundry at gmail dot com

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  38. My favourite item in her shop has to be the Deep Blue and White Ceramic Cup with Black Bird Silhouettes - Especially b/c I love blackbirds & love the colour blue used!

    GFC follower - peggylikesstuff
    peggylikesstuff at gmail dot com

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  39. I'm a blog follower of yours and from the shop, i love the white ceramic mug with the skull and crossbones!

    Cerena Leigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  40. Absolutely love love love this http://www.etsy.com/listing/69021939/deep-blue-and-white-ceramic-cup-with

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone :)

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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