Tuesday, June 26, 2012

the Yarn Kitchen

Purple felted bowl / Three little bowls in pink, purple and violet
"Welcome to the Yarn Kitchen, I absolutely love natural fibers, yarns and fabrics. 40 years mum, I come back to DIY projects after a number of years totally absorbed by my day work and family. A felt class open the door .... and I'm here to share with you my passion. You will find here "only with my hand" made stuff. I like crocheting, knitting and felting. I like to sew bags, natural and eco fabrics, bright colours with a hint of ethnicity and sure I like cooking, maybe one day or another I'll start to sell sweet treats ;-). My home studio is becoming more and more like a magpie's nest. I just can't resist buying beautiful yarn coming from autoctonal breeds, or fabrics from everywhere (I'm on the way to 0 km but sometimes....I just can't resist!) in the world. I make felted placemats, bowls and vases and a number of bags that I can't keep all for myself so I want to try on Etsy. Peek inside my shop just to say hallo and chat a little together, I'm here!! Oh and if you want to see what I do in my "real" work have a look here: www.head-hands.com, I'm a web designer."
bio written by Stella via her etsy profile

Monday, June 25, 2012

Vanessa Bullick

Spotted Ceramic Pot - Sawdust Fired
"I have been working as a potter in Scotland for over 15 years. I am Professional member of the Craft Potters Association, London, and have a degree in Sculpture from Edinburgh College of Art. To see my latest work follow my blog on vanessabullick.tumblr.com Featured in "Artmag" November 2011 Profile in "The Ceramics Book" 3rd edition published by Craft Potters Association, London February 2012. If there is a style of pot you are looking for which is not in my shop at the moment then please message me as I may have work in the studio not yet listed."
bio written by Vanessa via the etsy profile

Sunday, June 24, 2012


Bergren, very blue handmade teddy bear, simple design figurine from natural soft quality wool
"When I was a small girl I made most of my toys from old T-shirts, tights or socks, giving dolls buttons for eyes and yarn hair. I kept just one toy from that time - an old worn down black horsie I made when I was about 9 years old. Years later, in a creative unrest I began making toys: little bears and bunnies, moose or mice. They are all made to appear sweet, friendly and heartwarming. I love creating them and take pleasure in making them for others :) I offer you One Of A Kind heartwarming little animals inspired by love of nature, GIFTS, ART TOY COLLECTIBLES, all handmade from colorful quality wool and yarns. Forestblue animals stand for love and care, natural materials and uniqueness. They can be fully customized or completely tailor made upon request. Attributes like scarves are crocheted or made from upcycled cotton or woolen sweaters. When one gets adopted, I make sure it arrives safely to his new home by wrapping it in plastic and paper and if necessary in a carton box. I try to reuse most utilized dispatch materials."
bio written by forestblue via the etsy profile

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Spotted Turquoise Bowl, Stoneware
"Thank you for visiting my shop! Please let me know if you have any questions, I'd love to hear from you. Every individual piece is unique. I make my work on a potter's wheel, therefore, each piece begins it's journey as a chunk of clay and is then transformed into the desired shape. Then, the piece is trimmed, bisque fired in a kiln, glazed, and fired again. All pieces are food safe, microwaveable, and dishwasher safe (Although it's always best to wash by hand!). All pieces are fired at Cone 10 for maximum durability and vitality, they will last for years and years to come! I am an artist living in Minneapolis, MN. I enjoy everything creative! I am a painter, photographer, graphic designer, knitter, (soon-to-be sewer!), and of course, a potter! I hate sitting still. I get bored pretty fast when I'm not working with my hands, creating things, or dreaming up new ideas. I enjoy pottery because of it's calming affect, I love sitting at the potter's wheel and watching the clay transform into something new. Pottery is so cool because you start the process with a block of clay and finish with a beautiful and functional piece of art. I especially love decorating and glazing my pieces. It's always fun experimenting with different glazes and slips (liquid clay applied like paint) because you never really know how it's going to come out of the kiln! Every time I get a new batch of pieces done, it's like opening presents at Christmas. I'm always excited to see what unfolds. I'm also a wedding photographer. If you're getting married and need a photographer, check out my website at www.CameraLovePhotography.com."
bio written by DiTerra via the etsy profile

Monday, June 18, 2012

yelena bryksenkova

cat nap (print)
"i was born in saint petersburg, russia and raised in northeast ohio. in 2010, i graduated from the maryland institute college of art with a BFA in illustration. i now live in brooklyn, new york. a few of my favorite things are world exploration, dashing historical men, good grammar, fancy urns, books, elephants, persian portraiture, folklore, japanese things, limericks, elaborate textiles, napoleon bonaparte, silent cinema, russian ballet, and mysterious circumstances."
bio written by Yelena via the etsy profile

Sunday, June 17, 2012


Homeless house from Detroit print 5
"Hi there and how absolutely wonderful to see you here! My name is Ulla and I live in a wooden house near the sea. While you're reading this I'll be probably listening to music and drawing. If you're interested on my doings, you can visit my homepage: www.ullasaar.net Would be really lovely to hear from you by the way"
bio written by Ulla via the etsy profile

erin's window

Celebration - Forest Series 1/4 - porcelain assemblage
"I am a Japanese living in Australia for a quite long time now. Mother of a 3 y.o. girl. I received B. Visual Arts(1st Class Hon) from University of Sydney majoring Object Art and Design in Ceramic Studio. I won a travel scholarship and studied in Germany as an exchange student in my 4th year. Later I studied Architecture but did not complete the degree. I have always been creating with hands yet I worked in a non-creative office environment for many many years. I now work with small children. Only recently I started to produce artworks to sell. It is such a big pleasure for me to be making art and connecting with other creative people around the world."
bio written by Erin via her etsy profile

Saturday, June 16, 2012

branch handmade

Hand Screen Printed Tree Silhouette Napkin Set of Four
" Interior Designer and previously the owner of a furniture and home accessories store. Creator of Branch Handmade, a home and fashion accessories line that is focused on original hand screen printed designs. I am extremely passionate about my home and surroundings and am constantly trying to make my home and everyone else's a more beautiful, happy place to be. Nothing makes me happier than someone enjoying and living with something I have dreamed up and created."
bio written by BranchHandmade via the etsy profile

Victoria Rose Martin

Partly Cloudy small ceramic sculpture by artist Victoria Rose Martin
"Victoria Rose Martin is an award winning professional artist residing in Palm Beach County, Florida. She earned a Summa Cum Laude BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration and two separate MFA's in Ceramics and Printmaking. Her work is collected both nationally and internationally and has appeared in Art Doll Quarterly (fall 2011 featured artist), Ceramics Ireland (Issue 38), 500 Handmade Dolls, Ceramics Monthly, and Contemporary Ceramics. Her work is and has been shown nationally and internationally including Laumier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO, SDC Gallery, London, England, Florida Craftsman Gallery in St. Petersburg, FL, and the Piedmont Craftsmen, Winston-Salem, NC. Victoria is also the Department Chair for Fine Art and Graphic Design and Professor 1 at Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, Florida. She teaches studio art and web/graphic design courses. You may view more of her work at VictoriaRoseMartin.com."
bio written by VictoriaRoseMartin via the etsy profile

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Rejoice the Hands

the Turquoise Diamond Ring
"Rejoice the Hand’s vision is to produce jewelry that gives the impression of having been created in a different time, for the jewels to appear as if they were discovered in lost burial grounds, or dug deep from within a tomb. Drawing from her own Aztec roots, Rejoice the Hands’ designer, Ana Saldana creates everlasting culturally inspired pieces to keep you internally united with Father Sky and Mother Earth."
bio written by RejoiceTheHands via the etsy profile

Photogenic Gallery

pink poppy photograph 5x7
"thank you for visiting my photogenic gallery! i find endless inspiration everywhere i go. i capture nature, architecture, people, animals and all sorts of pretty little things. everyone sees beauty in their own unique way and I try to capture my own a-ha! moment every day..... my motto: the biggest pleasures are not the best, it's making big deals out of the little ones! hope you have your own a-ha! moment each and every day!"
bio written by Pat via they etsy profile

Monday, June 4, 2012

dani keith

modern family pendant in copper and fine silver by dani keith designs
"d is for dani and for deliciously dynamic design! {dk} designs was borne from the notion that beautiful hand crafted works of art should be available to all…i am a lover of love and my jewelry is a product of that endeavor…each piece is hand made and infused with joy and creativity in my studio. i create and source the finest elements to produce beautiful wearable art for every woman. i believe in power of the handmade and in the artisans who produce amazing crafted products…when you purchase a {dani keith designs} original you are contributing to a movement that builds community and empowers dreamers to live a handmade life. t is for thanks, of which i have boundless amounts of"
bio written by Dani via the etsy profile

lynn cobb

silver castle ring, two towers, two turrets, made in america
"I will start by saying how thrilled and honored I am to be named a finalist in the prestigious Saul Bell Design Award competition for 2011, sponsored by Rio Grande. I have been designing fine silver jewelry using metal clay for several years and I just love it! Metal clay is a fantastic medium which, after firing in a kiln, is .999% silver or 22karat gold. The silver is made from partially recycled silver! My background in fine art painting and designing polymer clay jewelry made my transition to metal clay a natural. I am inspired by the natural world, sea life, organic flowing abstract forms and even architectural structures in my "Castles and Huts" ring series. I also teach classes to students around the San Francisco Bay Area. I am a Certified PMC Artisan, Level 2 and am currently working toward the Metal Clay Masters Registry professional development program. Coming full circle, recently, I have been "painting" on the silver by adding vitreous enamel to the fired silver for a splash of color which really pops on the silver! My work has appeared in Metal Clay Beads by Barbara Becker Simon, Jewelry, the 'zine by Catherine Witherell (see her wonderful jewelry at her HappyDayArt etsy store) and in Mixed Metal Jewelry, a Lark book due out in Spring, 2010. You can also find me at www.lynncobbsilver.com and at fine craft shows around the San Francisco Bay Area."
bio written by Lynn via her etsy profile

Anastasias dolls

OOAK Art doll - Anne-Marie

Gannon Designs

Osage Orange/Bois d' Arc/Horse Apple Wood Bowl Embellished with Turquoise.
"Turning wood, making sawdust for over 30 years. There is nothing like the smell of fresh wood."
mini-bio written by Lonnie via his etsy profile