I’ve told you plenty in a bazillion different posts about my Aunt Tena’s pottery. My number of mentions and my Kitchen Cabinets definitely attest to my love of her work.
But I’ve been keeping a secret from you: Her son, Nathan (my cousin), and his wife, Katie.They also have some magnificent work that they’ve been selling at art shows for years, but they just opened up a shop on Etsy to share it with the online world.
(Their Etsy site still a work in progress, so all of their work isn’t up yet, but if there’s something you see in this post you want to buy, I’m sure they’ll let you.)
While Tena’s work is mesmerizingly sophisticated, Nathan’s is every bit as whimsical. You can immediately sense the masculine touch in his humorous designs.
My favorite of his creations is the Monster Bowl, sure to get any picky eater to chow down if they get to eat straight from a Monster’s Mouth, right?
These retail for $30, and I adore them.
Some of his other creations include this fish bowl:
And his Robot Bottles, which are ever-so-creative:
His wife, Katie, also has a knack for clay. She has been using it to make gorgeous and unique jewelry pieces:
They are all hand-formed, so each one is a unique work of art:
Now, for the giveaway:
I have two Monster bowls, and one will go to the child winner of my Basketball Bracket Pool (which is actually the one who does the worst, as I previously explained), and the other one is to give away to one of you!
If you’d like to win a Monster Bowl, simply comment on the post.
You can earn up to four extra entries by:
- Going to Nathan and Katie’s Etsy Site and tell me one thing that you would want to order.
- Subscribe to OR Follow my blog
- Follow me on Twitter OR Facebook
- Tweet, blog, OR Facebook about this giveaway
(be sure to leave separate comments for your extra entries.)
Best of luck! This giveaway is open until Monday, April 5th. The winner will be randomly selected and posted on my giveaway winners page on Tuesday, April 6th.
I’d like to give a special Thank You for all of these amazing photos, which were provided courtesy of Amanda Pair, an awesome local photographer. Be sure to check out her site – I was blown away! Thanks, Amanda!
Disclosure: I received no compensation to run this review and giveaway. I do it simply out of love to all of you, and out of love of Nathan and Katie’s work. And I’m really starting to consider writing completely oddball things in these required-by-the-Government-disclosures, just to see if anyone reads them. Such as, I find the term “Opposable Thumbs” strange sounding. That’s all.