Today’s featured handmade crafter prefers pottery. Known simply as “cinderelish” on the web, she reads over 400 blogs dedicated to the craft. It wasn’t exactly love at first sight for Cindy, she’d been through her fair share of crafts including basket weaving, knitting, painting, sewing, even paper mache, before clay drew her in. Floral, funky and fired, her designs are sure to put a smile on your face as your prepare to brave your day over a mug of coffee.
I just got my first french manicure on my toenails and I think it is very silly. I read over 400 blogs, all about pottery. I have what my daughter calls "very poor time management skills." My husband wants to go see Glen Beck and I want to see Bill Maher.
What got you started crafting?
I started making crafts as a stay at home mom. I did basket weaving, knitting, painting, sewing, even paper mache, but clay hooked me.
What is your source of inspiration?
I do some sewing of home dec products for a friend part time. I find the patterns on draperies and roman shades very inspiring. I have also love children's book illustrations, even though my daughter is way too old for that now.
What have you made recently?
I just made this big bowl http://cinderelish.blogspot.com/2010/07/big-bowl.html Today I will be carving it with big funky flowers.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I sell at local craft fairs, a few shops and online at etsy.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
Handmade is personal. Buying handmade supports real people with lives similar to mine. I can make a connection with other artists through their work.