Monday, June 18, 2012
WEST Summer Promotion: Nancy Blokland Pottery
Today I'm going to introduce you to Nancy from Nancy Blokland Pottery.
Nancy Blokland Pottery specializes in: "Functional work or utilitarian is likely what I will always enjoy making. Pottery made in my home studio and fired in both gas and electric, my work is meant to add beauty to the daily tasks of life in your home and office."
From the Nancy Blokland Pottery profile:
I am a potter living in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with my little son. I continue to look for balance in our life through making handmade pottery, organic gardening and being right with the world.
In pottery all pieces thrown on the wheel must be "centered". This has been a good metaphor for life.
In the spring and summer the leaves, foliage and flowers from my garden will become a physical part of my pottery, and my focus will be on my garden, both raising food for our family and friends , but also to sell along with the pottery in our local Farmer's Market.
Just as drinking out of a handmade mug is special , so is picking my organic peas and raspberries and eating them while we stand in the garden and watch the bees , caterpillars and butterflies.
My work has been sold in and around Manitoba for 25 years and continues to evolve and change with me. The creative process is addictive and healing.
Here is some feedback I received from an Etsy customer.
awesome. just what i was looking for. bright color and great craftsmanship. fast shipping, well packed, from Canada to the States and i LOVE it! cheers!
And check out this item:
This beautiful hand built soap dish, candle holder comes from a leaf harvested in a tropical location we love to visit in the depths of Canadian winter. I brought them home and tenderly transferred them into the clay.
The turquoise colour is my way of making them more magical for your soap, candles, candies or as a catch all.
To keep up with Nancy Blokland Pottery please visit the links below:
Nancy Blokland Pottery on Etsy
Nancy Blokland Pottery Blog
Nancy Blokland Pottery on Facebook
And if you'd like a chance to win the item featured above along with 15 other fabulous WEST creations, please visit this treasury link and leave a thoughtful comment on the treasury page. Simple!
*** Only comments on the treasury itself count for entry into the giveaway. But you're more than welcome to introduce yourself, ask questions or talk about pottery making with Nancy in the comments below****