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Two Great Shows Left for 2015 Shoppers!

My Dishes, among other handmade art...

My Dishes, among other handmade art…

Visit my booth (as well as other fellow artists) at my two remaining shows for this year. They are both FREE admission, plenty of parking and wonderful talented vendors!

Click here for the show this coming weekend : Handmade Omaha

Click here for the show Dec 5 & 6: Aksarben Holiday Market

Happy Holidays!

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Handmade at Amazon Shop


It’s so much fun coming up with seasonal items although I tend to gravitate toward making items you can use all year ’round simply for practical reasons.

I am so excited to have some items listed on my new Handmade at Amazon Shop. CLICK HERE TO VIEW MY SHOP—> NEW HANDMADE at AMAZON The items shown above are currently available for sale.

It has been a challenge getting things listed since the official launch of Handmade at Amazon last week. This is already a very busy time of year for artists getting ready for shows, but
I hope the efforts are worth it. I had a sale within 10 hours of the launch, but not much since. I am very hopeful that things pick up. My plan is to list a few items every day and build up the shop inventory.

Let me know what you think. Enjoy the fall season!! I just found out this week that I have been accepted to be a part of two fall shows that were my best ones last year. They are in late November and one is a week later the first weekend of December. Lots to do – good thing I love it!
Deb

Handmade Clay Home Decor


I’ve been accepted as an artist for Handmade at Amazon. It appears from a recent email that we will be setting up our stores in waves before the official “launch” of the site. These will be part of what I will have for sale. I will have a variety of dishes, toothpick holders, some holiday home decor and probably some jewelry items.
We welcome fall and the anticipation of a great selling season for 2015! Hang on for a great ride!!

Stamped Clay Ornaments Accented with Vintage Buttons or Glass Pieces

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I have once again dipped into my vintage button collection to top off these clay ornaments. They are either stamped with my handmade stamps or old glassware patterns. Have you ever looked at the bottom of those old juice glasses, candy dishes or candle holders? They are wonderfully patterned and perfect to stamp into my clay. I recently found a rectangular ashtray with the perfect pattern to use on my soap dishes. I think that is a great repurpose, don’t you?
Thanks to all those that stopped out at the Aksarben Farmer’s Market this past Sunday. I will be back one last time on September 20th.

Leaf Ornaments Made with Found Sticks and Buttons from My Vintage Collection

Clay Leaf Ornament with Vintage Button and found twig

Clay Leaf Ornament with Vintage Button and found twig


I am ready for fall! My new glazes inspired me to make some leaf ornaments complete with vintage button and some twigs I found on a recent walk. A specialty glaze around the edge and on the leaf veins create a beautiful earthy green color when painted over the dark brown.
Thanks for visiting my blog!
Deb

Dishes With Vintage Glassware and Wood Block Imprints

vintage items to imprint on clay dishes

vintage items to imprint on clay dishes


Not only have I used my own collection of vintage glassware to create reusable stamps to imprint my clay pieces, but I chose an old wood toy block to make a clay stamp…see “bicycle” imprint. I love it! I wish all of the old blocks I have were as fun as the bicycle.

Clay Word Plaque in its Bisque State

This plaque will be glazed after it dries and is fired to a bisque state

This plaque will be glazed after it dries and is fired to a bisque state


I had one of those “aha” moments this past week, so I now know I should break up my wordier phrases onto smaller ones to press into the clay. I carve the words in backwards and make my own inspiring plaques to stamp into a larger one.
Cannot wait to finish some of these and have them at the farmer’s markets. Transparent glaze colors really pop the words once they are finished.