For you, “Pottery Barn” means rural clay studio, and “throwing pots” has nothing to do with domestic violence. Get your big break (ha?) and a shot at ceramics stardom with UncommonGoods’ ceramics design challenge, the latest installment of their periodic contest series. You can submit up to five of your favorite clay pieces, and the Uncommon folks will choose a spread of top picks before turning final decisions over to their customers (via community voting) and a panel of guest judges. Winner gets $500 plus a vendor contract to hawk their wares on UncommonGoods.com. There’s not much time left — contest closes 10/31 — so get your entries in to email@example.com ASAP.
Making things and selling them at craft fairs—that’s the stuff dreams are made of, especially layoff-fueled “Plan B” dreams. But from looks of things at the Renegade Craft Fair over the weekend, one might need genuine artistic talent to pull this one off. Like Kristen Aronsson of Williamsburg, an eyeglass designer by day who was at the fair selling these cut-leather necklaces at left for $40 and bags for $60 to $300. Find out more about her on www.kristenaronsson.com.
Here, a quick look at what some of the other Brooklyn-based artists are up to.
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