Thursday, April 10, 2008

Etsy Find of the Day: Up in the Air Somewhere

At once ethereal and surprisingly sturdy, these paper-maché vessels by Etsy seller Up in the Air Somewhere (aka Chicago ceramist, sculptor, and "maker-of-things" Susan Dwyer) can be just about anything you want them to be: Catch-alls for keys or spare change, jewelry, or paperclips; small planters; or simply delicately lovely objects to display around the house.

Top: Gold Vessel, $23; above: White Vessel, $18; below: large and small Gray Vessels, $20 and $18 each

As seemingly simple as they are, they're fascinating to look at and impossible to resist touching. (I ordered a couple of Dwyer's vessels a few months ago, and my very tactile daughter simply can't keep her hands off of them. So far, they're holding up just fine to her daily mauling.)

Dwyer's ceramic pieces -- many of them inspired by the industrial forms of the urban landscape -- have that same mix of delicacy and earthiness. Above: Silo Votive Set, $54

Gold Lip Platter, $40

Ceramic Pitchers, $30 each

See all of Dwyer's Etsy offerings right here -- and check out more of her work here.

1 comment:

cassandra said...

i love the lightness of these pieces! what a gorgeous find.


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