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Favorite Artists of Etsy Spring 2011

These artists inspire me to keep creating and occasionally, fondle my empty wallet. The collection today is beautiful and poetic, they complement each …

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Naked Girl Tea Set

These are surprising! Pleasantly freaky and thoughtful at the same time. I love what artist Esther Horchner created with her vision. I can imagine going out for Dim Sum with friends and happening upon this bit of creativity. I am positive I would feel guilty, like some sort of Peeping Tom!

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Ceramic Mask Making

The night before our big Boston snow storm I got to sneak in a few hours at the pottery studio. Granted, I spent 2.5 hours cleaning up and organizing the glaze room because I just couldn’t help myself –I made new glaze labels! I saved about 30 minutes to throw on some black mason stain for my mask and quick, sketchy cups.

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Pottery Artist Alex Mandli

Alex Mandli buffs his pieces to a shine, and uses a pit firing technique. Not only is his work full of labor intense skill, it has the organic quality of fire added to it that I love. It’s like a kiss of nature working with fire to finish your ceramics.

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Clay Mask Making

I have been wanting to make masks for quite a number of months now, probably since early last year. Here is my first attempt at a ceramic mask.

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Marina Bychkova – Ball-Jointed Porcelain Dolls

If you are going to work at being great at something, it becomes so much more appealing when you can find the worth inside to do it. Marina Bychkova is somehow… visually emancipating the Barbie’s and Ken’s of our current cultural mindset.