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Monday, October 04, 2010

Indie Junction Featured Artisans for the Week of October 3rd!!

The beauty of October is reflected in the Indie Junction artisans we are featuring this week:  Maude from Bits and Barley and Handmade Heart Studio, Weird Tales--My Cabinet of Curiosities, and Victoria of  Little Wren Pottery!!

Let's begin with Maude from Bits and Barley where you will find fun and funky handmade accessories and decor!  In the artist's own words: "Hi, my name is Maude and I live in the awesome East Texas area with my husband, two dogs and cat. I spend my days running a family owned and operated lawn and garden equipment shop but in the evenings I step into the magical place I feel most at home, my studio. I love making things and love it even more if I can find a way to reuse or reinvent something. A lot of what I make is from recycled materials although some things are just being born. My primary hope is to make things that bring a smile to your face & add a little bit of fun to your life."

Places to find Bits & Barley:
Maude also sells her absolutely gorgeous photography on Etsy in her second shop called Handmade Heart Studio!

Now let's take a peek at the wonderful things you will find at Bits & Barley!
And here is some of the beautiful photography you will find in her Handmade Heart Studio!
Our next Indie Junction Featured Artisan is Weird Tales--My Cabinet of Curiosities where you will a vast array of beautiful things such as jewelry, banners, and antiques.   In the artist's own words: "My greatest love, after my adorable husband and my lovely son, is crafting. At my 'cabinet of curiosities' -shop- you will find handmade pendants, brooches, rings, even banners and antiques.   I like mixing materials, doing alchemies and casting odd spells..!"
Places to find Weird Tales (besides wandering in the city):

Now let's look at her wonderful Cabinet of Curiosities:
Our third Indie Junction Featured Artisan is Victoria of  Little Wren Pottery where you will find ontemporary handmade English dinnerware for your table. All the pieces are handcrafted  in Sunderland, England in stoneware clay.  In the artist's own words: "In 2007 I graduated from Dundee University with an undergraduate degree in Interactive Media Design but I also love working with my hands to create pottery.I find that in the digital world we're all too often removed from creating real tangible things, my Dad encouraged me to take up pottery after graduating. He's a great potter himself and I certainly wouldn't be half as good if it wasn't for him!I'm from Sunderland which is a coastal city in the north east of England. It has a great reputation for pottery and ceramics and in some small way I feel like I'm carrying on the tradition.  My work is inspired by other local potters, being outside in my garden which has quite an active bird population and Japanese pottery - in particular the potter Shoji Hamada.  Although pottery is my main pastime I also do other creative projects and I'm a keen knitter."  Catch up on what's happening with Little Wren Pottery on Twitter and on her blog!!
Now let's take a look at her wonderful pieces!
We hope you have enjoyed this week's Indie Junction Featured Artisans!  We are so proud to have these talented artisans as part of our Indie Junction community! Indie Junction is a wonderful community that brings together artisans from across all mediums in the spirit of collaboration, support and growth.  For more information about Indie Junction, please go here!  We'll be waiting for you!!

Indie Junction is having a community-wide contest!  It's called Bannerama where we are asking members to stretch their creativity and design a new banner for our site!  It is open to all those who join our community!  Check out the details here!


Teri said...

Wonderful Artisans, thanks for sharing! Off to check out Indie Junction. xo

deb said...

Thanks Teri! By all means join us!! :)

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    I am an MBA Jewelry Artisan and owner of Zur Designs.  I create handcrafted jewelry using only the highest quality materials such as sterling silver,semi-precious gemstones, swarovski crystals, and pearls.

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