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Monday, February 15, 2010

I have 100 + FOLLOWERS!! So here is...MY VERY FIRST GIVEAWAY !

One of my very dear friends is an AMAZING artist!  I am always in awe of people that can create great art.  I just do not have that artistic bone in my body when it comes to drawing, painting, sculpting, etc.  I love to do those things- they are fun and I love crafty things... but... I was just not blessed with this talent.
However, my awesome friend, aka "Ceramic goddess" is wonderful at painting, ceramics, and lots of artsy things.  She has an Etsy site at http://www.etsy.com/shop/ceramicgoddess.  Her pottery is absolutely gorgeous!
She has offered a beautiful ceramic piece for me to giveaway and I am sooo excited!  I have a gorgeous vase that she made back when she was getting her masters degree and I love it- it sits proudly in our dining room.  Isn't it soooo much nicer to have beautiful art that is handcrafted individually by an artist versus manufactured in bulk for a store?


HERE IS THE BEAUTIFUL PIECE FOR THE GIVEAWAY!

Large Apple Green 

Crystalline Glazed Fruit Bowl





 
This bowl would make an awesome display bowl in any kitchen. It measures 11 1/2" X 4 1/4. 
Underside of bowl is glazed satin black.

Crystalline glazing ceramics is a very involved process. The flower like appearance of the glaze is actually zinc crystals that grow in the glaze during a slow controlled cooling after the peak temperature is reached. The glaze is very fluid and tends to run of the pot so a catcher is also thrown and fired under the piece to catch the run off glaze. The catcher is then separated and the bottom is ground down if there are any sharp edges or uneven glaze pools. Since the process is so involved there is a lot that can go wrong, so each successful piece is precious and completely unique.

Crystalline glazes are non toxic but due to the crazing (crackling) character of the glaze only use with dry foods (fruits, nuts, cookies, etc) is recommended. Dishwasher safe.

ONE WINNER GETS THIS BEAUTIFUL PIECE!
Here's how to enter:
Mandatory ENTRY
1.  View Ceramic Goddess' shop and let me know which piece you think is the most FABULOUS!
DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IF IT IS NOT VISIBLE ON YOUR  PROFILE!

 After you complete your MANDATORY entry you will be eligible for additional entries. You MUST leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to count.  Here they are:

2.  Follow Somewhat Organized, Slightly Crafty Tot Teacher...and Mommy publicly!

3.  Add my Blog button to your blog page and make sure to leave the name of your blog where I can find it in your comments.

4.  Purchase something from either of Ceramic Goddess ETSY sites.  (This counts for 5 entries!)

So there are 8 possible ways to enter!   
Open to US Only. 
Giveaway ends February 20th at 11:59pm. Winner will be drawn by random.org and announced on this blog as well as emailed. 
Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn. 
Good Luck!

31 comments:

Shana said...

Oh I love this one. But from the shop I love the
Classic Cream Crystalline Glazed Vase

Shana said...

I follow you ;)

Shana said...

I have your button in my scrolling blogroll in my right sidebar.

km said...

Anything she calls blue and brown. To me this is oh so very swedish! My kitchen colors. And my heritage.

Her Royal Joaness said...

I love the mint green bowl

joan_penfold at yahoo dot com

Her Royal Joaness said...

I am following you publically on
google connect

joan_penfold at yahoo dot com

Debbie said...

I love the Apple Green Crystalline Glazed Sake Set.

Debbie said...

I follow your blog.

ingolddebs@yahoo.com (forgot to put that on my first comment, sorry)

Debbie said...

I have your button on my bog:

http://whisperswhispering.blogspot.com/

ingolddebs@yahoo.com

Jay said...

I like the Blue and Brown bowl the best.
rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

Michelle said...

What a very beautiful piece ~ a lovely giveaway! Congrats on reaching 100 readers. =) I am captivated by the crystalline process ~ it makes for such a unique design. The Apple Green Bowl is very cool. I also like the Blue and Brown Crystalline Glazed Bowl and the Galaxy Platter.

I took 2 years of ceramics in high school and 2 years in college, so I LOVE this kind of stuff!

Apron Senorita said...

Hi, so nice to meet you. I’m Yoli, a fellow “Texas Blogging Gal”. I made it my goal to visit each member’s Blog. I don’t want to just “drive-thru” to meet a quota, but instead to share the gift of friendship that God gives us all. I’m excited to read your inspirational stories and see your creative works. You are always welcomed at my Apron Senorita Blog.


God Bless You!
Yoli
http://apronsenorita.blogspot.com/

Tara Rison said...

Congrats on 100 followers!

Hard to choose, but my favorite piece is the Floral Stamped Double Handled Blue Crystalline Bottle. Beautiful!

Keeping my fingers crossed!

Tara Rison said...

I am a Google Follower.

Keeping my fingers crossed!

Jaime said...

I really like the green crystalline bud vase!

aronsen40 at aol dot com

Jaime said...

I'm a follwer!

Joely said...

I love the mint green crystal bowl!

joelster87 at hotmail dot com

Thanks for the giveaway.

Brimful Curiosities said...

My favorite is the Blue and Brown Crystalline Glazed Bowl. Lots of really gorgeous pieces!

Laura's Leaner Life said...

These are really pretty! My favorite is the blue galaxy platter. All of my dishes are blue and I love them! Thanks for the chance & congrats on 100+!

Laura's Leaner Life said...

Following publicly

April said...

i love the blue galaxy platter!

April said...

I am a public follower!

Jerri said...

I really like the Serene Green Crystalline Vase and the Apple Green Crystalline Glazed Sake Set. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jerri said...

I'm a follower!

GroverFamily said...

it was hard to pick just one thing but i really love the Blue and Brown Crystalline Glazed Bowl...way cool!
amalgrover (at)hotmail(dot)com

GroverFamily said...

im a public follower
amalgrover (at)hotmail(dot)com

Lilly J said...

Serene Green Crystalline Vase- It is so beautiful... I really liked the mini bowls and the platter too. She is Very Talented :)

ilovethewaysheblogs@gmail.com

Lilly J said...

I am a new follower :)

Paula said...

Oohhh, I love the blue galaxy platter and have the perfect place for it to rest.

Hi. I found you through Texas Blogging Gals and came by to say hello. You can find me at www.lonestarlifer.wordpress.com, so come by and say howdy sometime.
LoneStarLifer
Paula

Paula said...

I became your follwer tonight.

Paula said...

I tried to put your button on my blog but Wordpress kept stripping part of the code out. It's picky like that! Anyway, I left earlier comments about becoming a follower and like the galaxy platter. Not sure if they made into your comments.

LoneStarLifer
Paula
www.lonestarlifer.wordpress.com