I adore pottery pieces,I think a big part of why I do is that I took a pottery class in Okinawa Japan and realized just how hard of a craft it is! Sure you feel all Demi Moore-esque when you are sat at a wheel with the soft smooth cool clay in your hands...but when a magnificent piece collapses into a puddle of mud you want to cry!
I was lucky enough to be contacted by Martina from Pottery Heaven over on etsy to do a review of her work and shop. Martina sent me two gorgeous ring/jewelry holders (one for review purposes and one for a lucky winner!). I love the classic yet modern look these cute little ring holders have and my husband was happy for me to have a little nook for my earrings I take off each night (he isn't too pleased when I put in their usual place tossed by the sink!).
I asked Martina a few questions so you all could get to know her a bit and here is what she had to say...
How did you get into pottery?
I took pottery as a gen-ed in college. I was horrible on the wheel, but incredibly stubborn. I spent all of my extra time in the studio - took the next class (only 2 were offered) and just kept working at it until I got better.
What is your favorite piece you have ever done?
Hmm that is hard - My favorites change (I usually make a new favorite). Currently, I think the form I have the most fun making are my citrus juicers. I just started making them and was so excited when everything came together - It's great to have an attractive piece, but even better when it serves a purpose and is technically sound.
Do you do custom pieces?
Yes - Anything and everything:) I love doing custom orders. I'm always up for a challenge.
To BUY: Check Pottery Heaven today for yourself and also for the upcoming Christmas season!
To Win: Pottery Heaven sent me a gorgeous ring holder(rings and earrings not included) for one lucky winner(Residents of the U.S. only)!
Ways to Enter (Please include email addy on your posts so that I can easily contact the winner!):
1.Follow me and tell me you are following!(5 entries)
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3.Purchase something from Pottery Heaven (10 extra entries! Make sure to post 10 times with your purchase info)
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This contest ends Saturday October 9th 2010 at 10pm eastern time.
*I was sent an item for review purposes from Pottery Heaven all thoughts and opinions are my own