Monday, December 15, 2008
EtsyForCharity ~ Artist of the Week
EtsyForCharity is a team of etsians that donate items to be sold in the EtsyForCharity Shop. All proceeds of the sales from this shop are donated to a charity of the month. December's charity is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Please be sure to check out EtsyForCharity as it has a great variety of items and you will be sure to find something for someone on your holiday shopping list!
This week's Artist of the Week is MadHattersPottery
MadHatter combines hand thrown pottery with soy candles or vegan certified soaps.
From the MadHatter's Profile:
"My artisan quality, triple-scented candles are made from 100% soy wax, and hand poured, one at a time. Candles made from soy wax are a sustainable alternative to paraffin candles (paraffin being a petroleum-based product.)
My handcrafted soaps are ultra-moisturizing, vegan certified and developed in small batches. No dyes are utilized and only premium fragrance and/or essential oils are used for scents.
My pottery is individually made by ME of earthenware clay, thrown on the wheel or hand built and embellished or textured, glazed and fired in my studio. All pieces are totally unique and one of a kind. I love working in earthenware clay because the glazes available are colorful and have some beautiful effects. Earthenware can be prone to chipping so it requires a bit more special handling than stoneware. Never use for food -- some of my glazes are not "food friendly" -- and always wash carefully by hand".
**Lending money to people in the developing world allows them to lift themselves out of poverty - I donate 10% of my total sales to www.kiva.org. Please visit their site.**
MadHatter is also a member of:
Trunkt - www.trunkt.org/madhatter
Etsy for Charity - http://etsyforcharity.ning.com/
Etsy Team for Interior Designers - http://interiordesignteam.blogspot.com/
Etsy FAM Team - http://fam-fabulousartisticmoms.blogspot.com
ACE Team (Amazing Carolina Etsians) - http://aceteamnews.blogspot.com/
Come visit MadHattersPottery... you will be happy you did!