Friday, June 6, 2008

Pots and Pens

So, the hip pouches are slowly returning to the shops. The Sage is there and waiting for you and the Gunmetal Gray will arrive over the weekend (it still needs to be photographed). You can find them:

and here

Today, though, I am most excited to tell you about a new Etsy shop. It's called Pots and Pens. Marlene, who also happens to be my mother-in-law (a much too formal term for our relationship, she's become a good good friend, I really love her!) is the maker of some fine pots. Her process is not your typical thrown pottery (which I do love). Everything she makes is pinched. Pinched! She is a long time calligrapher, formally trained and highly experienced and has developed a honed passion for pinched pots. If you ever visit her house, you'll see she is in fact a pinched pot and political junkie. Her living room is littered (in the best way) with pots of various sizes in various stages of life. It's a nice site to see. She sits and listens to the news and laughs at the Daily Show while making these amazing pots. If you read her profile (find it here) you'll see (and feel) how dedicated she is to what she does.

I am lucky enough to have one of her wedding pots as well as a few other of these tiny beauties.

So, on this lovely Friday, as a start to your lovely weekend, treat yourself to a lovely little pot. I'm particularly enamored with the one pictured below. You can find it in her shop:

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