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Friday, February 20, 2009

Less Than One Week Old

I stumbled across this Etsy shop on Wednesday night! I am so VERY impressed. The Clay Press has established a beautiful shop in less than a week! Actually, based on the listing dates and shop opening date--in two days! All of the basic requirements are there: An eye-catching banner and avatar, a shop full of listings (18 items!), concise item descriptions, nice photography of her pendants, shop policies, and most importantly, BEAUTIFUL work! I'd like to see more in her profile, but in her shop announcement she explains that all of her pendants are handmade and patterns are from pressings of vintage glass and silver patterns. Such a cool idea! Preserving the past on wearable clay art! In each individual listing, she includes in the last picture the pendant with the item she used to press the pattern in the clay! Ingenious! The item pictured here is the Green Burst Pottery Pendant. I'd like to thank The Clay Press for the inspiration to share the Etsy love!

7 comments:

Audrey February 20, 2009 at 7:21 AM  

WOW!! What amazing items! I am off to see her shop. Thanks for telling us about her.

Chrisy February 20, 2009 at 8:31 AM  

Always good to see sellers producing something a bit different and this idea of using vintage products to do the impressions is fabulous.

LazyTcrochet February 20, 2009 at 8:46 AM  

Great new shop. Very pretty!

myminimocs February 20, 2009 at 9:16 AM  

what a wonderful shop! thanks for blogging about it!

Gaston Studio February 20, 2009 at 10:17 AM  

It is a great new shop. I particularly love the Flower Yellow Spin piece. Thanks for sharing.

sassyglassdesigns February 20, 2009 at 8:50 PM  

What gorgeous pieces...love the yellow/orange flower.

Angie February 20, 2009 at 9:27 PM  

Amazing find! thanks for sharing :)

The Basics

Michael and Talina Ripper met online and when they met in person, they knew they had found something special, a once in a lifetime love. Michael obtained BFAs in both Wood Design and Ceramics from ECU. Talina has always been a creative/artistic spirit, but has her BSN from ETSU and still works as an RN. Talina has three sons, Seth (17), Aaron (8), and Jacob (7). Michael and Talina have a son together, Quinn, who is 17 months. They are getting settled in their downtown loft just around the corner from Michael's studio and the gallery. Their dream of living their art is coming true!

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