Friday, September 3, 2010

Pottery Heaven (Etsy) Giveaway & Review

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)
2.Go to Pottery Heaven and heart her store (2 entries)
3.Purchase something from Pottery Heaven (10 extra entries! Make sure to post 10 times with your purchase info)
4. Subscribe to me via email update (make sure to confirm!) (2 entry)

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

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