Sunday, February 22, 2009

The gift of friendship

As you know from following this blog, I am a potter of sorts. Shortly after joining a team of potters on ETSY, I met Teri. We share a similar style of hand building our pieces and a love of texture and color! We've become great friends exchanging tips, suggestions, life stories and most recently we exchanged our work!!  She sent me an email wanting me to create four custom tiles to hang in her studio. I was thrilled to do so. In exchange she made me two fabulous tea bowls which I adore and a wonderful coaster with the word "peace" stamped into it. I am overjoyed and absolutely in love with these pieces of art.  (See the pic above)

I have been most fortunate to have met Teri through ETSY and the ETSY Mud Team. She is a gem and a kindred spirit. I hope one day we actually will get to meet face to face. Watch out!! :)

It is always such a gift to exchange things with loved ones. Exchanging gifts, cards, hugs, peace, and in this case . . . my addiction . . . . POTTERY!!

Check out Teri's ESTY shop called Terraworks . . . you'll love her heart-felt work as much as I do!!


Teri said...

You are so amazing! Thank you so much for all the sweet comments-
It really means a lot. I just wish you would of added your beautiful art tiles as well!

Your Etsy Friend (;

Ceci said...

What a great exchange of pottery and friendship. Connections through Etsy!

Maithri said...

Creative connections are always so inspiring... Great to hear you have formed another through etsy...

Peace and love my brother,


Artfully Yours said...

I just wanted to leave a little comment to you after reading the sweet post you left about my "Loonie" friend, my best friend, Teri! I hope someday you DO get to meet in person. I have been blessed to have been friends with my Loon for 26-ish years! She has the biggest heart of anyone I know, she would do anything for you, she is wild and crazy, creative and uber talented! Yet very, very empathetic and I love her dearly. I am so very proud of her for firing up that kiln and following her dream! Also, I am the lucky recipient of her wonderful pieces of pottery! (-;
I am honored.

~Babs said...

These are beautiful pieces Todd, the delicate blue inside,,,the doves,,,,and what a wonderful friendship!
Etsy is indeed a bringer together

ginny said...

Wonderful & heartwarming! I loved reading about the friendship being forged between two of my favorite mudders. ♥s to you both!

Karen said...

Beautiful work! You are very fortunate to have such goo d cyber friends. LOVE the Buddha tile, too!

Mama Shujaa said...

What a blessing for you Todd.

And for me to have met you Todd. Ever since we met through Maithri, I've been drawn to your blog for a number of reasons.

I am writing you today to ask you again for permission to work with you on a story I am writing.

You were so kind to allow me to illustrate my "From The Ashes" post with your amazing tile.

I am currently working on a number of short stories for print publication later this year.

There is one I will post shortly which has to do with the kiln at the gallery where I grew up. I would love to illustrate the story with one of your pieces and direct everyone to your etsy shop.

Please email me directly at and we can discuss further.

Best always,

Mama Shujaa.

dmarie said...

how fun that you've made an online friend to share your creativity with. i miss you!!

San said...

The tea bowls and the coaster--lively and lovely!

Isn't the blogging community a gift?