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
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.
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.