Thursday, February 8, 2018

Made at Newtown Pottery


I belong to a few groups on Facebook and one of the groups holds some really talented ladies that can create alongside the best of them. One particular sweet lady is named Samatha Hart. She sculpts amazingly gorgeous pottery creations and her partner crafts industrial functional art and together they run an Etsy shop called Made at Newtown as they both live in the UK. 


Samantha generously hosted a giveaway of a custom lidded pot in the group and I won. I could not have been more thrilled as it was my birthday and the stars seemed to align in order to make it the best birthday ever. 


She asked what things I fancied and I mentioned trees, stars, mushrooms and the moon. She made it all come together into the most magically romantic piece of art I could envision. It is a teardrop shape and about five inches tall. The inside is glazed in the same deep forest-teal shade the trees are glazed in. The moon and star embossing is even on the inside bottom. I love the "feet" of the pot and all the incredible details.


I am thinking of storing my incense cones in here or either my hairbands. Or maybe random stones and pebbles I find while one trips. Perhaps I will write a prayer or thought on a slip of paper and tuck them inside. I could collect my perfume samples and store them in here. So many ideas. 


I am beyond excited to have this lovely piece in my home and on my dresser. I am eyeing Samantha's moon phase tealight holder. 

What would you put inside? 

9 comments:

  1. Nice! I'm not sure what I'd put inside but I wouldn't want it to be something I reach for often because I'd fear the trees or moon would break off.

    You're such in enabler! You make me want to find a nice little affordable piece of pottery for my own home.

    ~Deb

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    1. It seems fragile but there is some strength there for sure! It came all the way from the UK intact and that is saying something!

      What kind of pottery would you get? What would be decorated on it? I bet there are some fun viking pieces out there...

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    2. I really don't know what kind I'd get. Probably not a mug or anything like that. I'm always leery about actually using them for food/drink. Probably crazy, I know. I'd probably get some kind of little dish or planter. My moods swing between Viking and German, but I'd probably want something medieval themed. Ok, go! Point me to one!

      ~Deb

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  2. Stunning and one-of-a-kind special, you're on a winning streak lady. But this has to be the best possible prize. I'm digging the aesthetic and juxtaposition of industrial with natural motif, what is the material?

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    1. I dig it too! It is pottery so ceramic is what I was thinking and Sam was sweet enough to answer below. She makes brooches and such too. A very creative lady!

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  3. Hi there! It's all ceramic with an oxide finish to give it that industrial 'dug up treasure' look! Thanks for lovely comments Sam (made@newtown)xx

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    1. I love your style. It is very bold and yet highly detailed. <3 You are not only hugely talented but a very kind soul too. I am so happy to know you.

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  4. This came out soooo cute...the moon and the craters. ❤ I saw a WIP pic and was impressed. Sam kindly sent me one and for me it was one of those things that looks even better in person than in pics. I picked a cityscape with a dark blue moon and a little cloud. I am still deciding what to put in mine also, I think I will bring it to work for my desk.

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    1. My pleasure Jean, a thank you for introducing me to the group
      and all the special Magpies xxx ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

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