Giveaway :: Clay & Fabric

Thursday, July 31, 2014


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This past month, our focus has been to “Get Your Feet Wet.” As the bigger picture goes, this idea celebrates expanding our horizons and seeking out the new, the unfamiliar. It also means honoring those artists out there who are striving to put something beautiful out into the world on a daily basis. We honor those who are unafraid to create, to share, to be vulnerable. Here at the BSP, we are lucky enough to have a front row seat to the shine.

Amanda Winter is an artist who mixes mediums to create beauty. Her line, Clay & Fabric, is full of wares that celebrate the beauty found in creating and Winter’s graphic design background mixed with her passion for quilting and pottery has culminated in a line that is refreshing, unique, soft. This set of porcelain vases is stunningly elegant and the mix of quilting and ceramics in the rest of the line has me seeing things a whole new way. That’s sort of the point, don’t you think? What better way to stay excited about life than to be gifted a new perspective? Clay & Fabric is just the perspective I needed.

Clay & Fabric is giving away one Blue Handmade Vase with Birds and Branches to one lucky winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Thursday, August 7th.
Please visit Clay & Fabric and tell us: What is your creative outlet?
Start checking the winner’s box on Tuesday, August 12th, to see if you’ve won!
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    Juliet Farmer says:


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    Nikki says:

    I nest and putter.  Organizing drawers and cupboards to be visually pleasing, painting furniture, framing bits of things on the wall, making art, potting houseplants, sewing a duvet. And it doesn’t even need to be in my house! I’ve helped girlfriends hang paintings, rearrange furniture, sew curtains, and organize their things too. I even made curtain pulls for my mom out of bamboo, wire, and tassels. This kind of creative outlet is a little bit of everything and is both soothing and stimulating for me!

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    Tiffany says:

    Knitting, sewing, sketching and occasionally painting.

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    Holli says:

    I’m a graphic and web designer, so I’m “creative” all day, but for things for just me, I love woodwork, or making things for my house. I’m a nester. 🙂

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    ginger G. says:

    I enjoy making art!  Drawing and painting.  It all started when I was a kid.  I believe I took some art classes 🙂 More recently, I painted 3 watercolors for my daughter’s nursery and some art for the dining and living rooms.  This would be perfect in our new home!  We have some old hydrangea bushes with lots of flowers 😉

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    Michelle elizabeth says:

    I am also a writer. Poetry is especially cathartic. 

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    Amie A says:

    I hand tint black and white photos.  It’s such an old fashioned technique, but the effect is timeless.  

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    Sparrow says:

    This might sound lame, but I recently decided to homeschool my son and now my creative outlet is thinking of things to do with him. I have a journal where I stash all of my ideas. I want this year to be the most stimulating, bonding, magical time for him. And when he is sleeping, I knit. The yarn moves through my fingers and the rhythm of the movements calm me while I make something beautiful (and functional, like you! I love that aspect!).

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    Megan says:

    Decorating my home. Surrounding myself with beauty makes me happy.

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    Elizabeth says:

    I like to use my creative outlets to connect me to people I love.  So, because my mom is a seamstress and my grandmother was a textile designer, I love to do ANYTHING with fabric.  I love sewing clothes – and calling my mom when things get hard!  I also love refurbishing furniture with lovely fabric.  (I kind of love Amy Butler for that.)  I even love doing craft projects with my daughter with fabric – there are a surpassing number of uses a 5 year old can come up with for a scrap of fabric!  🙂     

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    Emma L says:

    I write. Sometimes I sing while I write, and sometimes I sew while I sing, but mostly, I just write.

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    ELIZA ELLIOT says:

    I love to re-purpose  clothes or items so my creative outlet starts with pinterest and whatever I have on hand that I am not using. Such fun to breathe new life into something and watch it transform into something useful 

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    Andrea Drummond says:

    Up cycling through repurposing furniture, Turing old clothes into stuffed animals, photography, painting, knitting, felting, and other such textile work. Basically anything I can get my creative little hands on. My sister and I had a pottery studio for a few brief years where my focus was slab and hand building and hers was wheel work. If I could spend all day gardening and crafting you would see one happy person. 

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    jane says:

    eh it sounds quite mundane but i like organising? like repacking my closet or clearing the piles of random papers on my table (or at least sorting them into neat and organised piles of papers). it’s nice to see the clutter go away, although it tends to come back too quickly haha.

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    Kat says:

    My creative outlet is just doing simple things to make  everyday stuff a little prettier, whether it’s a sparkly flower sticker on my work phone’s handset or a ribbon tied into a bow on a door knob.

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    Ruth says:

    I used to quilt and I loved it because it was an exact science yet so beautiful when it was finished. Can’t quite find the time to do it now! So my latest one that I share with my son is going to paint pottery. There’s something so soothing about painting multiple layers and thinking of what will make something beautiful. Plus, you can’t beat the quiet peacefulness of a pottery studio!

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    Jenna Oh says:

    I bake and write! 🙂 

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    Kristy Grey says:

    My Creative Outlet Is Sewing!! I Have Loved Sewing Since I Was Taught At School!! Thankyou For The Giveaway!! 😀

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    Beth B says:

    I loved reading this interview. Seeing your beautiful work and hearing about the inspiration behind the zen-like patterns is already cheering me up on a tough day. My creative outlet is watercolor painting. I’m lucky to have a creative day job, but reading your interview makes me want to devote some time to my own creative work, just for me. I also love having flowers around, for a treat, and this vase would take them to another level of beauty!!

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    Renee A says:

    Definitely writing in my journal…it’s so relaxing and it’s so fun to read years later!

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    Sharon says:

    My creative outlet is gardening, using my yard as a palette upon which I create.