Thursday, February 12, 2009

Etsy Find of the Day: Mudpuppy Bud Vases

I stopped in yesterday at Berkeley's Lola (which, by the way, is an absolutely beautiful shop and definitely worth a visit if you're local) and was immediately drawn to these delicate bud vases with woven waxed linen "knotless nets" from Mudpuppy (aka Denver ceramist Michael McDowell). I don't know what it is, but the combination of needlework and other, non-textile mediums gets me every single time.

In the end, I couldn't resist. I need more white pottery like I need a hole in the head, and we really shouldn't be spending on non-essentials right now. But the heart wants what it wants, y'know?

Lola has a few more of these, so pop on by to take a look if you're in the area. If not, you can find them for $26 apiece on good old Etsy, where Mudpuppy has a shop filled with lots of little handcrafted ceramic lovelies that you probably don't need, but that your heart will undoubtedly desire.

(P.S. Check out my Etsy widget at left for a few more Mudpuppy creations. I update the widget with five new Etsy finds every day, so if you view the blog via an RSS feed, it's worth clicking through to check out the bonus goodies.)

(P.P.S.
Click through to the comments on this post to see a great discount offer on Mudpuppy wares, just for More Ways to Waste Time readers. Thanks, Michael!)

1 comment:

Mudpuppy said...

Hi Leah! Thank you so much for posting about my vases at Lola! I am so excited to have my work there.

I totally understand your dilemma with spending hard earned cash on pieces one may not need but on the other hand I am a firm believer in feeding the soul. AND you're supporting a local shop and independent artists in a horrid economy.

Thanks again, I love your blog I would like to extend a 10% discount to any of your visitors, just visit my site at http://mudpuppy.bigcartel.com and enter the promo code: MOREWAYS

 

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