Monday, March 24, 2008

Etsy Mud Team presents
March 23 – 30

Please visit our website – – and vote for your favorite Clay Critter.
A photo of a clay critter has been hidden in participating Mud Team members’ shops. Anyone who finds the hidden bunny in my shop during the contest will receive 10% off any purchase by typing in CRITTER and the ID number of the listing with the hidden critter in the "notes to seller" during checkout. A list of participating Etsy Mud Team shops can be found on our website.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Fun Etsy Finds

I love browsing through other potters shops on Etsy and drooling over their cool work. I thought it would be fun to start putting some of my favorites from other shops up on here to share the love. My find to for today is this amazing Melting Cruet Set from annaspots. The cruets look like they are giving each other a long embrace.

I thought this other view of them separated was really fun too:

Lovely work, annaspots!

Monday, March 03, 2008

EtsyMom's Charity Auction

I didn't have time to take part in this promotion, but I decided that I had to do a plug for it. EtsyMom, a group of mothers who sell on Etsy, has gotten together to create a Spring Gift Basket which they are auctioning off on Half of the money will go to the Ronald McDonald House Charity, the other half to the artist whose product is voted the favorite of the group.

I have had a very close family friend who needed to use the services of Ronald McDonald House and I was very impressed with the organization. She had a baby that had (what ended up to be) a fatal heart defect. The closest hospital that could take care of her baby's needs was several hours away from home. A poor family, they had nowhere that they could afford to stay while paying the massive medical bills for their daughter. Someone introduced them to Ronald McDonald House. They were told they could stay there for a very minimal fee (I think it was a couple of dollars a day) and use the communal kitchen which was well-stocked with cooking supplies. It was clean and safe and a life-saver for them to be able to stay there when so far away from home. Although I am not a huge fan of McDonalds by any means, I do believe the charity is a good one and worthy of support.
Worldwide Women Artists Self Portrait Online Show

Several women artists from all over have collected together their interpretation of the idea "Self Portrait". They are on display at

I included one of my Offspring vessels.