Question: What does one get by crossing a natural aptitude with clay with where-do-I-lay-my-wet-tea-bag? Answer: The delicate little dishes of Plays With Clay, a store where invention weds necessity in the spirit of Cupid and Chaos, the resulting clay pieces being divinely different from just about anything else one might find around the home. Need a place to lay a few pills, paperclips, buttons or hairbands? How about a gift that will actually be appreciated for its uniqueness and thought? With dishes bearing such charming messages as Best Teacher, Happy Everything, Relax, and Happily Ever After, Plays With Clay isn’t just a must-link for lovers of ceramics; it’s a nostalgic nook for anyone who loves sending sentiments for no other reason than to coax a smile out of someone.
In the event that tiny dishes don’t fill any real need in one’s home, take note: buttons, chopstick rests, earrings and signs can also be had at this store, and any of the above would serve as a lovely excuse to purchase something from this down-to-earth artisan/mom who really captures the spirit of what independent craftsmanship is all about. And just in time for Valentine’s Day, Robyn of Plays With Clay is offering something sure to please. The winner of today's giveaway will receive a darling Little Bird Dish (like the own shown at left) to call their very own. How sweet is that? To qualify, visit Plays With Clay, then come back here to tell us about your favorite item. I just might look favorably on a reader who tells me what they would do with such a dish. Tell us in a second post if you subscribe to Wishing Willow, since our subscribers receive an extra entry in the contest. To post without a Google account, just click “anonymous.” Be sure to also leave your email address. Contest ends 2/6/09.
We have a winner. Congrats Cary!