Julia E. Dean has been creating quality, stylish, functional, and affordable pottery since 1998. She uses clay to listen for and record her own story. She is a girl that has been unearthed:
"I fell in love with clay at age 10 while watching a potter work at Colonial Williamsburg. It wasn't until college that I learned to make pots on the wheel. And I have been making pots and teaching others to do the same for 15 years.
Now I tell my students to keep all creative possibilities open and not to listen to voices that tell you, "This can only be a hobby."
Whatever lights a fire inside you, follow it!" from About Julia E. Dean
Rustic Woodland Blue Ceramic Coffee Mug. I was delighted when I opened the box and saw this handcrafted treasure. It is made of natural materials and has been hand rolled with leaves from deciduous trees while it was drying then stained with an oxide wash for the burnished look, and then blue glaze is added to the top, handle, and inside to complete this beautiful look. Since each mug has been individually hand stamped with the leaf impressions, each is a totally unique work of art. Its capacity is about 16 oz, and the mug measures about 5.5 inches high and about 3.5 inches in diameter. It sells for only $21 a mug. Just the perfect size for an ample serving of coffee, tea, or any other favorite drink that you like.
Julia E. Dean has a variety of other ceramic ware to choose from. She crafts bowls, home decor, cream and sugar sets, teapots, serving dishes and other items in ceramic and and robin's egg blue and white porcelain. If you want something made especially for you, just ask Julia, and she will quote you a price. All of Julia's work comes packed in with recyclable materials. Her pottery is safe in the microwave, dishwasher and oven. (Keep in mind that hand washing handmade pottery is the best way to protect it from chipping and breaking.)
You can find Julia E. Dean through her Etsy Shop, website, and Facebook.
With many thanks to Julia E. Dean, one person is going to win a Rustic Woodland Ceramic Mug for yourself--a $21 value! This giveaway will end on November 27, 2012, and is open to US residents and APO addresses only. Winner will be posted here, and on the Giveaway Page after the winner has confirmed. Winners have 48 hours to confirm before a new Winner is chosen. I will verify all your entries.
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