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!"
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To enter: Please visit Crab Apple Clay and leave a comment below telling me what your favorite item in the shop is.
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This giveaway ends Thursday, March 3rd at 7 pm Eastern Time. A winner will be chosen at random.