Monday, 3 December 2007

Christmas shopping with Etsy

Etsy is a vast online window shop, hosting thousands of individuals and their handmade items.

I have been a member and advocate of Etsy for nearly two years, and buying from makers and artists rather than high street chains is always a preference, so here are a few of my favourites. Wood cut into shapes, painted and decorated with paper collage. Great attention to detail. Fabulous 50s cartoon style paintings and grocco prints. Beautiful ceramics. black and white texture on the outside, colour glaze inside. Intricate paper cuts and collages. She says of her work: Paper+scalpel+Paper+photocopier+love=my work!

I will add more in a second post later, but remember to shop with Etsy early as most of the shops are based in America, or search out local makers from from the UK.

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