Ben Alden Watford is a man of many talents. With a background in education ranging from secondary through university to author of seven books in a variety of topics, there is an art form that Watford has grown into a successful business–pottery.
In 2010, Judson Jennings decided to take a chance on a “forked up concept” and created his first figurine made from flatware. From there his creativity has flourished into countless designs with numerous purposes. With figurines designed to do everything from holding the salt and pepper shakers on your kitchen table to holding your toothbrush in the bathroom, there is a figurine from Forked Up Art that you need in your life. Continue reading “Everyday Flatware, Forked Up Designs” »
Beautiful pottery, made with expert crafsmanship and care, can be hard to come by these days. But if you’re buying from Barb Lund and her amazing selection of handmade pottery, there’s no question you’re getting quality products that are both versatile and gorgeous.
Barb Lund-Potter is the name of the company from which expert potter Barb Lund creates and sells her works of art.
It all started in 1984, when Barb took at ceramics class for fun at her local university. After just the first night of the class, she was hooked, and two years later, Barb was making and selling her own ceramic wares to happy customers.
Since 1993, Barb has been making and selling pottery and ceramics as her full time job.
Around 20 years ago, Barb came up with the idea for her bestselling product of all time: her ceramic earring holders.
The earring holders are handmade ceramic cylinders that flare out at the top. They are between 4 and 5 inches tall eah, and have approximately 50 holes around the rim to hold between 25 and 50 pairs of earrings.
Have a ton of earrings to store, but are tired of having them get tangled up in jewelry boxes? The Barb Lund-Potter ceramic earring holders are the perfect solution.
Not only are they great for holding dozens of earrings, they are also hollow in the center, like a vase, making them perfect for holding things like hair or makeup brushes.
The earring holders come in a variety of beautiful colors, and because of the way that ceramic items are made, no two pieces will ever be exactly the same.
Some of the more popular earring holder colors are Waterfall Brown, Grey and Amethyst, and Turquoise and Amethyst. Barb says that currently, Waterfall Brown is the most popular color that she sells. The application of the special glaze on the ceramics create a stunning pattern, like water dripping down the side of a stone.
Barb Lund-Potter’s ceramics are second to none, and her earring holders are not only beautiful works of art, they are also functional pieces that transform the way people organize their jewelry collections.
Shop wholesale with Barb Lund-Potter today, and see the difference that a handmade product makes in durability, beauty, and style!
Sometimes, menial tasks can lead to unexpected discoveries. This was exactly what happened when Witzend Workshop LLC founders Harold and Kiki Rabinowitz went to look for car parts, only to discover a brand new way for creative kids to make colorful works of art.
While looking for parts to repair a car, Harold and Kiki discovered stacks of discarded phones with wires sticking out of them. These wires were both colorful and pliable, and they both realized, being artists themselves, it would make a wonderful material for creating art.
Twisteezwire was born out of this simple and happy accident. They have been a successful product for both school supply catalogues and for art suppliers for more than 55 years.
Although Harold and Kiki no longer run the business, their eldest child, Sandy, keeps the business running to this day, with the help of her five siblings.
Twisteezwire is made without harmful materials, such as phthalate and BPA, and they are also RoHS compliant. Not only that, but these products are made in the USA, so you can rest easy knowing they are made with quality and care.
Every color of the rainbow is represented by Twisteezwire, meaning there are thousands of possible color combinations to be made when playing with this product.
They also have fun kits available that customers can use to make interesting wire creations. Each Twisteezwire kit comes with easy-to-follow instructions and a bundle of colorful wires.
Want to make a colorful mask that packs so much character in every wire used to construct it? What about vibrant bracelets that are great for jewelry making parties, or everyday wear? Twisteezwire can help you do both! These kits are great for kids, and adults, who want to explore their creativity and have fun while doing it.
But it’s not just wire art that Witzend Workshop excels at making; wonderful, artsy products can also be found in their Wax and Candy Melting products!
Their Waxmelter Palette, Batik Pen, Little Dipper and Squees Pen products are perfect for taking crayons and other wax products, and turning them into new and beautiful works of art.
The Rabinowitz’s noticed while teaching that crayons often break and have little bits that fall off of the main crayon. These crayon bits are too small to use on their own, but what if there was a way to transform them into something else?
This is where the idea of the Waxmelter Palette came in. These bits of crayon or other waxes could be heated high enough to melt, but not burn, and transform them into colorful artistic creations.
The Little Dipper and the Squeeze Pen are used to take the melted wax, and safely apply it to fabric, canvas, paper, wood, eggs, and more.
In the same vein as the Waxmelter Palette, the Candymelter Palette can melt candy coatings, chocolate melts, and merkins to create delicious artistic creations! They are perfect for bakers and confectioners looking to use candy coating to decorate their edible products.
There’s no better place to find products that stretch your creative juices, and let you have fun while doing it! Check out Witzend Workshop LLC and their Twisteezwire and Wax Melters for awesome, artistic fun!
Create, train and sustain with the best coloring tool for young children, Crayon Rocks! These fun writing tools were developed to aid handwriting skills in young children but do so much more.
Barbara Lee, a special needs teacher, invented Crayon Rocks after working with elementary aged children for 23 years. Lee took inspiration from occupational therapist Jan Olsen’s program Handwriting Without Tears. Lee saw the importance of children learning a strong tripod grip, which handwriting is dependent upon, and Crayon Rocks soon came into existence.
Crayon Rocks work well with occupational therapy, which aids children in improving cognitive, physical and motor skills. Lee’s mission was to create a product to go alongside occupational therapies.
“I bought Crayon Rocks for my 7-year-old deaf-blind, developmentally delayed granddaughter,” one customer said. “Amy talks with a communication device using her fingers but has only recently started to hold crayons, paint brushes, etc.”
Crayon Rocks are made in the U.S. in small batches and handmade molds, are eco-friendly, non-toxic and phthalate-free. Made from U.S.-grown Kosher soy wax, Crayon Rocks are the perfect tool for fine motor development.
The rock shape teaches children to use their fingers in a tripod grip and also makes the product more resistant to breaking. The natural mineral pigments create beautiful colors that sweep across pages while also being able to create smaller line work. Crayon Rocks also blend easily, meaning children can create their own shades!
The colors of Crayon Rocks are mixed in groups of summer colors, Halloween shades, and even stars and stripes themes, all collected in muslin or velvet bags for easy storage. They make for the perfect birthday party favor or even Valentine’s Day gift bag!
Don’t forget the second most important tool in art — coloring pages! Crayon Rocks offers coloring sheets, stencils, and even full coloring books. Any little artist will have all they need with the products of Crayon Rocks.
Young children can let their creativity flow with ease with the amazingly designed Crayon Rocks. Make learning fun and stock up on every color!
Greeting cards never go out of style. No matter what it is, there’s nothing better than receiving a funny, cute, or heartfelt card to celebrate the occasion. And no, we’re sorry to say, but electronic cards are not the same!
Two Bees Design Studio is a Stonington, Connecticut-based company that is managed and owned by mother-daughter team Sally and Becca McBee. They specialize in making greeting and note cards, matted prints, and screen printed tote bags that all feature Sally’s original, hand-drawn and watercolor artwork.
All of their cards and prints are made in-studio with “archival, acid-free papers and matting materials using the giclee process, a type of printing employing fade-resistant archival pigment-based inks.” That’s a technical way of saying anything you buy from Two Bees Design Studio will be made with environmentally-safe inks, and they won’t fade over time, meaning your customers can enjoy their beautiful designs for years!
Their tote bags are screen printed locally in Stonington by Poor Morgan using non-toxic, machine-washable inks. They are ecologically-minded, and perfect for carrying anything, whether it’s books, notepads, art supplies, or snacks!
No matter what your need is, Two Bees Design Studio has the cards, prints, and tote bags that your customers will love to own! Take a look at their beautiful, original artwork today!