Thursday, January 3, 2008

Meet Etsy Pottery Artist: TuxedoJunction

The self-taught potter behind TuxedoJunction had her first experience with clay at summer camp. She's been in love with her craft ever since, honing her skills along the way. She draws her inspiration from her surroundings and it could come from a walk outdoors, a museum - or even "a repeating pattern on a brand name tissue box." She's a fan of the the Arts and Crafts Movement, Frank Lloyd Wright's art glass, and prefers the Art Deco and Art Nouveau pottery styles. Adept in stained glass techniques, her pottery style combines her two loves beautifully.
Right now her craft is a hobby, but she hopes to turn it into a career. She acknowledges that shipping pottery is very costly, which makes it hard to keep the prices down. To even the score a bit she offers an affordable line of jewelry that is more easily mailed. She advises her fellow Etsians be patient. "Stick with it, make what you love, the sales will come." Please visit her shop: http://tuxedojunction.etsy.com/
-Wendy Baylis
Dharma Designs
http://dharmadesigns.etsy.com/

10 comments:

shea said...

I really love the turquoise.

Dharma Designs said...

It's so pretty! What a neat idea to make jewelry out of pottery. :-)

Rocki's Rock 'n Beads said...

What a lovely shop she has! Love the pottery work and the turquoise one is my favorite too.

oddist said...

Great feature on TuxedoJunction. I just checked out her shop. Wow. Keep up the good work .

Janice said...

Nice feature! Love the ethnic feel on this blog.

Lazy Cat Gifts said...

I love the store name... as I have a tuxedo cat of my own!

Brittani Ama said...

that's clay, wow it looks like a gemstone, good work.

In My Head Studios said...

very cool jewelry. thanks for introducing us to it!

Julia Catherine said...

really nice work this seller has. I just checked out their shop. I love pottery but this seller has some really unique kinds. Love this blog!

Dharma Designs said...

Thanks Julia!