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Featured Shop: Diana Parkhouse

Mar 1, 2013

by SADFACE

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Hi! I’m Diana Parkhouse. I live and work in Nottingham, England, where I make ceramics for my shop in my garden studio. I was born in Australia and moved to the UK in 2006 for the wonderful weather. Okay, not really. I moved here to be with my boyfriend (now husband), Nick, but I really do love the English and their weather!

 

When I lived in Australia, I worked in the animal services industry. Once I moved to the UK and became eligible to work here, there was a down-turn in the economy and I found it really hard to find a job. When I finally found one, it was working part time at a local take-away. Like so many people, art and creating has been an outlet for me since childhood, but I never thought I could make a living from it. Once the conditions of my part-time job were about to change, it gave me the incentive to turn my hobby into a more satisfying career. I was nervous about the transition, but it has worked out. Now I struggle to imagine working as an employee again.

 

Since I run my own shop, I don’t have the constraints of a marketing team breathing down my neck, pressuring me to design something that is marketable to millions of people. That means I am able to design objects that will be loved dearly by the comparative few. Like so many handmade products on Etsy, you simply won’t find what I make anywhere else. In that way, makers on Etsy are not really competing with big corporations; corporations simply can’t do what we do and be viable. Yes, you can buy a ring dish from a department store, but you can’t buy a personalized one made by hand especially for you.

 

Each of my ceramic creations begins as wet porcelain clay. I hand form everything from scratch and stamp any personalization into the clay while it is still wet. After the first firing, I apply glazes. Then after a second trip to the kiln to mature the glaze, I package up the orders and send them on their way to their new homes. I handle this entire process myself for most of the year, but during very busy periods (like Christmas), Nick pitches in to help with dispatch. He does a very fine job of it, I must say!

 

More than ever before, people today think long and hard about how and where they spend their money. Shoppers are simply not comfortable with products that are made at a cost to the environment or the communities of emerging economies. We have all been educated about sweatshops, and understand the importance of fair trade. To me, conscious consumerism is tied strongly to being environmentally and socially responsible with our purchases. We must care about the chain of supply behind any one product. For many, buying handmade directly from the maker ensures that they are supporting the global economy in a way that no one gets hurt in the process.

 

I found Etsy several years ago through links in craft articles on the internet. I was immediately taken by this fantastic user-friendly platform for selling handmade goods and vintage items directly to the public. Etsy helped me to make a living out of my crafts, giving me the freedom to leave my part-time job and begin working full time from home. It allowed me and my family a more flexible approach to our day-to-day life. Sometimes it can be hard work, but it is very rewarding both emotionally and financially.

 

My day-to-day life is so very different now compared to when I was working in more traditional roles. Now I feel like I am master of my own destiny, rather than a slave to the whims of other people. It has made me stronger, wiser, and more focused on success, and it has helped me define what success means to me as an individual. In building my creative small business, I have inadvertently validated a large part of who I am. By making a living from what comes from my hands, I have found a path that feels more valid and real than any “real job” I have ever been employed to do by someone else. As an added bonus, I don’t have to suffer through any more mind-numbing office politics or power struggles. The only arguments I have now are with my pets over who really owns the packaging ribbon.
All photographs by Diana Parkhouse.

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227 comments

  • MegansMenagerie said 6 years ago

    Absoutely love your work! Beautiful! Congrats on the feature! :)

  • Apseed said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! Very beautiful and charming!

  • EdelweissPost said 6 years ago

    I share Diana's opinion that on Etsy, we don't have to cater products to millions; it's our job is to create special goods which a few people will love and cherish, knowing their money was well spent, and a human relationship has been forged.

  • ThePattypanShop said 6 years ago

    Adorable!!! Love your shop!! Congrats on your feature!!!

  • missbelluk said 6 years ago

    Great stuff! So happy to see Diana here, what a lovely lady she is, from Nottingham aswell ; )

  • ArtDecoDame said 6 years ago

    Absolutely adorable!Congrats on the feature.

  • LivingVintage said 6 years ago

    Awesome work. Congrats!

  • opalanddiamond said 6 years ago

    I love getting an insight into the people behind the shops, love your story and your designs.

  • GracesFavours said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous shop & a lovely interview - congratulations! It's really great to see a shop that I already know featured :-)

  • Bostonstclair said 6 years ago

    lovely items :) so cute!!

  • AlteredEras said 6 years ago

    congrats Diana !! I LOVE what I have bought from Diana before :)

  • madmumknits said 6 years ago

    Great to see someone I know featured. Lovely items in Diane's shop. Congrats on being featured.

  • angryhairjewelry said 6 years ago

    Your shop put a smile on my face. Love your birds.

  • sonyarasi said 6 years ago

    Wonderful work ! Congratulations!

  • PennyBirchWilliams said 6 years ago

    I've loved your shop since I found it awhile ago. Such wonderful creations that speak to the heart! I love your viewpoint that as artists and small businesses, big business cannot compete with US, and therefore we have an advantage over them. A refreshing and empowering reversal of how we often feel about big vs. small. And I agree with feeling valid, feeling this is my 'real' work, and being so happy at no longer having to fit into a role in some office job that isn't right for me. I take heart and encouragement that you have found success, and so maybe I will too. Thank you for sharing your story, and best wishes for continued happiness and success.

  • MayAvenue said 6 years ago

    I loved reading your interview! Also, what a lovely shop you have!

  • applesong said 6 years ago

    Wonderful shop:-) what is it with cats and packing ribbon?!!

  • BloodstoneBay said 6 years ago

    Ah, a Nottinghamshire lass, I'm from Derbyshire myself! Nice to see you featured again :)

  • miriammcgowan said 6 years ago

    heartfelt work blessings

  • SophiesCupboard said 6 years ago

    Wonderful - it is so lovely to hear how people start into their new life! Congratulations from a fellow Nottingham seller.

  • silversamba said 6 years ago

    Lovely work, very inspiring :) Thanks for great post!

  • nastasja85 said 6 years ago

    !!! SO CUTE & SWEET !!! Great Creations!!! Congrats!!! :)

  • Aristocrafts said 6 years ago

    I love your work and your sense of humour! Your items speak joy and beauty! Thank you for sharing your wonderful story and congratulations on the feature!

  • earlums said 6 years ago

    Great shop! Congrats on the feature! :) :)

  • LushWreathWorks said 6 years ago

    Your work is beautiful. I had to laugh about your pets fighting you over the packaging ribbon!!! Congrats on your feature.

  • klb00e said 6 years ago

    great read! I love your closing line about pets and packaging ribbon. Such a happy picture.

  • fineartstoneware said 6 years ago

    I like your story!

  • LetsAllMakeBelieve said 6 years ago

    Super sweet designs :) I love English weather too :)

  • AMDsamplesale said 6 years ago

    Super cute! Congrats!

  • shoprodinia said 6 years ago

    Inspiring story and adorable shop! Congrats!

  • GisieArt said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous shop. Love your little houses and birds. Congrats on building your "creative small business"!!!

  • shoesbysusie1 said 6 years ago

    Your art is so very pretty! And your story is truly a message of what success looks like. All the best to you!

  • cookiestags said 6 years ago

    Your creations are so neat! Truly unique! Congrats on being featured and best wishes to you!!!

  • thebaubledept said 6 years ago

    A really enjoyable read! I like what you said about finding what success means to you individually, and how validating your work feels. Beautiful shop. Congratulations!

  • INeedAStitch said 6 years ago

    I have seen your work before on Etsy and LOVE it!

  • HuellaHuella said 6 years ago

    What a lovely shop and designs! Congrats!

  • SeaGlassJournal said 6 years ago

    Beautiful little creations Diana! Congrats on the feature and all the best!

  • MaaPstudio said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! :) Wonderful work !

  • AlisaDesign said 6 years ago

    Awesome work! Congratulations on the feature and good luck! ;)

  • katrinaalana said 6 years ago

    Very inspiring story. It's so awesome that you were able to turn your creativity into a business after immigrating to a new country and experiencing the economic downturn. Congrats on you feature!

  • deodorantshop said 6 years ago

    Love this!

  • LPHBNY said 6 years ago

    I love how you personalize your items, just makes the person who receives it feel more special! Lovely shop, Best of luck to you :)

  • peshka said 6 years ago

    So cute!! Love your work!

  • Ellareki said 6 years ago

    Your work is gorgeous and I loved reading about a (relatively) local artist. Congrats on the feature! :)

  • MrsGingerandWasabi said 6 years ago

    Lovely shop! Congrats on the feature and on your new life! :)

  • zime said 6 years ago

    So inspiring! Congrats on the feature!

  • CatherineMarissa said 6 years ago

    Oh goodness, I love that sweet little studio - - it goes perfectly with your creations. Congratulations on the feature & thanks for sharing a peek into your world.

  • LeasaMarie said 6 years ago

    So sweet and fun!! My poor kiln is sitting in our garage, cold - must get back to pottery some day!! Love it!! Enjoy~

  • silke5763 said 6 years ago

    You and your story gave me a REALLY warm feeling for handmade items. Thanks for that !!!!!! It is very inspiring to read and feel you like it sooo much, all the best

  • peshka said 6 years ago

    Love your work!

  • Nakkashe said 6 years ago

    Absolutely love your work, all pieces are so cute.. But I did not like the weather in England when I was there. It was rainy all the time !

  • TreadleLady said 6 years ago

    Loved your story, Diana. You have made sunshine in your way. Congratulations and much success.

  • truecolorprints said 6 years ago

    Great post!! Lovely shop!

  • CaseyDeeArt said 6 years ago

    Really sweet products and a great story! Thanks for sharing!

  • mandyb56 said 6 years ago

    Inspiring interview and beautiful work!

  • superveshmashina said 6 years ago

    congratulations! i've noticed your shop even before and it is very inspiring for a novice hobby potter as me

  • theshack said 6 years ago

    Great work. Your to kind about the weather. ;)

  • allegrafuct said 6 years ago

    I love it

  • allisondendulk said 6 years ago

    "As an added bonus, I don’t have to suffer through any more mind-numbing office politics or power struggles. The only arguments I have now are with my pets over who really owns the packaging ribbon." I love this!

  • Meshii said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your story. Very inspiring and Beautiful work!

  • ThreeBarDGifts said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! I really enjoyed reading it and seeing your beautiful shop! Your designs are just lovely! Best wishes to you!

  • HelenBijou said 6 years ago

    Excellent written! I like your confidence and optimism

  • judemcconkey said 6 years ago

    Adorable shop - love reading about you, your craft, and your life.. thanks for sharing!

  • MANARIJEWELRY said 6 years ago

    So cute, love it! Congrats :)

  • loopsdesigns said 6 years ago

    I love your work. So happy for you to be featured.

  • xkashyurix said 6 years ago

    Absolutely lovely shop!You make beautiful items ;).I wish you best of luck!

  • oppning said 6 years ago

    I love your work! Congratulations on the featuring! You totally deserve it.

  • RenataandJonathan said 6 years ago

    Creative and charming store ! Congrats :)

  • brokenasphalt said 6 years ago

    So warm and cute.

  • cherrytime said 6 years ago

    Very beautiful!!Love your products.. congrats!

  • CafePrimrose said 6 years ago

    Wow lovely!

  • writebacksoon said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work!!

  • flauntdesignsjewelry said 6 years ago

    Speaking as an Surrey lass now living in the incessant heat of Texas, I understand the pull of the English weather, LOL!! Love your shop, especially the sweet love birds. Great feature and all good luck to you :~)

  • GeorgieGirlLLC said 6 years ago

    Love your shop and your Sophie bird (we have a Jack Russell named Sophie). Congratulations on the feature!!

  • TurtleGirlQuilts said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • kgpaintings said 6 years ago

    Those mini houses are adorable! Congrats on the feature. :)

  • gescate said 6 years ago

    Great products! Good luck

  • SEBUdesigns said 6 years ago

    WOW - I love your work. Congrats on being featured.

  • DamsonTreePottery said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on such a lovely feature - you have been one of my inspirations since I started on Etsy. Wishing you every sucess for the future!

  • elizabethfrederick3 said 6 years ago

    I know who owns the packaging ribbons. My boss is a 13 year old Pomeranian.I too agree that the impact we have on this earth is an important consideration in our work. Do you have a spare planet to move to when this one is trashed? thank you for your thoughts.

  • ladygatsbybath said 6 years ago

    Awesome work and designs! Congratulations on the feature!

  • MVDesignInk said 6 years ago

    Beautiful and unique work! Congratulations on the feature!

  • mvmayophotography said 6 years ago

    So cute. Congrats... The cat is adorable!

  • richardlithgow said 6 years ago

    You have a pretty steady hand! Nice work.

  • thedelhistore said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop and lovely products!

  • ikabags said 6 years ago

    Awesome work. Congrats!

  • owlgypsy said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature, Diana! I love your shop! Beautiful!

  • MeadowlandDesigns said 6 years ago

    While I don't have problems with pets in the packing materials, I do have to keep my sister from claiming & wear all of my jewelry designs! The simplicity & beauty of your work is charming, & I'm off to peek through your shop. ~ Catherine

  • 118jan said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! I love your shop and your story. Beautiful work!!

  • BeaconMills said 6 years ago

    Fun stuff! You're right, big corporations can't do what we do.

  • PeonyKnits said 6 years ago

    Adorable shop! Congratulations!!

  • mattyhandmadecrafts said 6 years ago

    Love your mini houses!!!! Congrats on the feature!

  • mixedmetalmimi said 6 years ago

    Good on you! :) MMM

  • littleshopofphotos said 6 years ago

    I really love your work!! Customized pieces require so much personal attention and are unique and special; as is your lovely shop. Congratulations!! Simply beautiful!

  • meanjeanarts said 6 years ago

    What a delightful feature. You and your work are completely charming. I am relatively new to Etsy, but couldn't agree more with your comments about being fortunate enough to be a part of it. As a former denizen of the cubicle, the freedom and satisfaction of belonging to Etsy is heady.

  • NickNicholsArt said 6 years ago

    Such original and charming work. Congratulations on your success!

  • HabitatHandcrafted said 6 years ago

    Wow, what a beautiful shop! Congratulations---you are so talented. Thanks for sharing your story!

  • MallEadornments said 6 years ago

    Lovely shop! I love the door hangers!! :)

  • ScissorwizardDesigns said 6 years ago

    Enjoyed reading your interview. Your work is beautiful. Congrats on being featured! Wishing you continued success. Love your bicycle!

  • LauraAndErin said 6 years ago

    Very nicely explained, beautiful objects.

  • quiettimejewelry said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! Loved your story ~ thank you for sharing :)

  • KMalinka said 6 years ago

    Such a beautiful design and great story:O)

  • ShinyBead said 6 years ago

    Great shop and amazing items!

  • ZorroPlateado said 6 years ago

    Cute shop! Congrats on the feature!

  • srebello said 6 years ago

    Love your story !!! Beautiful item's.....Nothing like a handmade item.....

  • volkerwandering said 6 years ago

    Your shop is charming! Your work is adorable! Congrats!

  • shazzasknits said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous items, as an Aussie I had to laugh at your comment on the weather! I have been knitting in 30c heat and would love a bit of English weather at the moment, LOL! Congrats on being featured seller :)

  • cubiciti said 6 years ago

    Love your beautiful work! Congrats on the feature! Wishing you much continued success!

  • BonTons said 6 years ago

    Beautiful pieces. Congratulations on the Feature. Do you miss Australia?

  • kcparade said 6 years ago

    Awesome feature, thank you for sharing it. I love your attitude towards "real jobs"

  • AbleAprons said 6 years ago

    You have such a beautiful shop! Thank you for the wise words and inspiration. Congratulations!

  • SADFACE said 6 years ago

    BonTons, I do miss some things about Australia. Especially the space, my family/friends, and sunsets.

  • IreneHera said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature and thank you Etsy for doing it. I love your shop, Diana. And thank you for the inspiration - I hope to make a living of my shop one day too.

  • TranquilityFarms said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured! A very inspiring story also. I agree with your comments. There is nothing like working everyday doing what you love and being your own boss.

  • emwi said 6 years ago

    I love your items! The little houses are so cute. Congrats on the feature!

  • anordicrose said 6 years ago

    Yes ! Pets get in the way ! Ha ! Beautiful work !

  • SmallkineCreations said 6 years ago

    Lovely! And congrats on the feature. Aloha! =)

  • miaaviaristudio said 6 years ago

    Absolutely Beautiful Work!! Best to you!

  • akejariwal said 6 years ago

    so precious! I love your style. Congratulations!

  • blissfulvine said 6 years ago

    Diana, your work is precious and stunning, and I loved your interview. Big move but I'm very happy for you...in life and in your career :)) Adorable picture with your cat too! Congratulations :-D

  • 27thEmpireGallery said 6 years ago

    GreAt TaLeNT FoR ThE SmalLL SpeaciAL ThInGs iN LiFe :)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mkasonen said 6 years ago

    Keep up the good work!

  • haruaki said 6 years ago

    Your little special things are so sweet! Congrats on the feature!

  • caralunastudio said 6 years ago

    Such loveliness!

  • Mylana said 6 years ago

    Enjoyable feature!

  • scottardus said 6 years ago

    Thanks for your story.....Inspiring for me who JUST opened a shop. I can already see what you are talking about, how you feel like more of yourself :))) Congrats!

  • FreshRetroGallery said 6 years ago

    Clever and sweet.

  • HModine said 6 years ago

    beautiful little pieces

  • PunkinDoodlez said 6 years ago

    Adorable shop!!! Congrats on the feature! :)

  • JewelryTrinkets said 6 years ago

    So cute!

  • BarnshopAntiques said 6 years ago

    congrats on the feature, beautiful story.

  • oceanrockdesign said 6 years ago

    Your things are very sweet. I also like your little Kokeshi Doll..

  • bogARTstudiogallery said 6 years ago

    Lovely!

  • hennyseashell said 6 years ago

    oh my....I just found your shop yesterday, adore your creation and put it one of them in my latest treasury! So glad to found you here today ! Congrat for the feature, you deserve it!

  • accentonvintage said 6 years ago

    Very nice! Congrats!

  • SunflowerGlassworks said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature! As a fellow full time Etsyian isn't it wonderful to make a living doing what you love :)

  • WoodrockTurning said 6 years ago

    Soooooo cute!! Congratulations on the Feature!

  • BonTons said 6 years ago

    You'll be able to come back to Australia to see family and friends! Congratulations again

  • etchythings said 6 years ago

    fabulous items and I share the same views in creating handmade as you.

  • RetroRevivalBoutique said 6 years ago

    Such lovely, precious work! Congrats on the feature. ^__^

  • sdrafke said 6 years ago

    Everything is absolutely PRECIOUS!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE

  • ginew said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work ! Congratulations!

  • thevicagirl said 6 years ago

    Lovely little things. I love the cat door on your studio. I also love how you fight with your pets over the ribbon, so true.

  • swanscrossing said 6 years ago

    Diana your ceramics are delightful. I really enjoyed reading your story and I bet you miss the Australian weather :) The picture with your cats is adorable. Congrats on the feature and wishing you loads of success!

  • swanscrossing said 6 years ago

    Diana your ceramics are delightful. I really enjoyed reading your story and I bet you miss the Australian weather :) The picture with your cat is simply adorable. Congrats on being featured and wishing you loads of success!

  • patspottery said 6 years ago

    Always great to see a fellow potter featured♥

  • aressa said 6 years ago

    Love your work!

  • tinytweets said 6 years ago

    Adorable ceramics! Congrats on the feature.

  • StudioYTE said 6 years ago

    Lovely! Congrats and all the best to you!

  • Suppliesjungle said 6 years ago

    very nice~!! Love it :)

  • AdelandTatiana said 6 years ago

    Lovely things! Congratulations and thank you for sharing your uplifting thoughts with us! :) All the best to you!

  • tamilopez said 6 years ago

    I really enjoyed your feature. I have long loved your work. You remind us why it is fulfilling us all to do what we do and how proud we are. Thank you. All the very best to you!!!

  • Roxy1130 said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Such a lovely shop! :) Thank you for the uplifting words, they're giving me the courage to finally open my own shop. Here's wishing you the best!

  • Peachygirl said 6 years ago

    I love the creamy look of your little personalized birds! What beautiful and unique creations! I love your shop! ♥

  • DeepSilence said 6 years ago

    So cute.

  • glynniskillen said 6 years ago

    You echo my sentiments in this statement... It was brilliantly put! Many successful years to you. Your pottery is adorably lovely! "Like so many handmade products on Etsy, you simply won’t find what I make anywhere else. In that way, makers on Etsy are not really competing with big corporations; corporations simply can’t do what we do and be viable. Yes, you can buy a ring dish from a department store, but you can’t buy a personalized one made by hand especially for you."

  • PCanPotter said 6 years ago

    Fun, unique art. Congratulations!

  • DeLaLuzArtisan said 6 years ago

    I just adore the Personalized Valentine Necklace! "You Are My Sunshine" (see listing link) http://www.etsy.com/listing/118046870/personalised-valentine-porcelain

  • warnellcreations said 6 years ago

    Amazing work! Adorable!

  • rhondastubbs2 said 6 years ago

    I love your work, simple but personal. I like your props to display your work.

  • strawberryluna said 6 years ago

    Absoltely lovely shop! Congrats on being the Featured Seller! So nice to hear your strong and well-worded viewpoints on handmade and why it is so special, especially these days! As a printmaker who does hand pulled silkscreens, I know how laborious handmade art and design are. Here here!

  • loribiebel said 6 years ago

    Your story was so inspiring and your love for your craft shows in every sweet item. To enjoy everyday doing what you love is always the best inspiration. Good things come in small packages! Best of luck to you, Diana!

  • janicewd said 6 years ago

    Sweet little products with sweet words. Adorable. Congrats on your work.

  • JaspersRomance said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! Fantastic story and lovely shop! Best wishes to you!

  • foong said 6 years ago

    Lovely! Congratulations on the feature!

  • NicoleNicoletta2 said 6 years ago

    congrats! great items! and your photography is absolutely incredible. all the best!

  • PrincessJillian said 6 years ago

    Your work sis so beautiful! Congrats on the feature! :)

  • pillowville said 6 years ago

    Thank you for opening up your studio and heart to the Etsy community. Wonderful inspiration to stay the creative, handmade course! Genuinely brilliant shop you have as well. Best wishes to you!!

  • theowlshop said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your story! I love what you make :)

  • nativestrandsjewelry said 6 years ago

    Your ceramics are beautiful! Thank you for showing us how your works are made. Very interesting! Congratulations on being featured! You deserve it!

  • kauaiartist said 6 years ago

    Diana, Your creations are lovely! Thank you for your story. All the best to you for continued success :-) Aloha, Marionette

  • leilalou said 6 years ago

    I adore these little birdies and how wonderful to see how this very talented lady works...makes me want to go and clean up my work table :-)

  • flowerandpearlstudio said 6 years ago

    I love it!

  • elidago said 6 years ago

    Lovely work! Wishing you continued success!

  • linneaswedishdesign said 6 years ago

    Love your work!! Congratulation from a fellow Australian!

  • tresameyerdesigns said 6 years ago

    Congrats on your success! Love the little houses.

  • SonseraeDesigns said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • unbeadlievable1 said 6 years ago

    Congrats on your Feature! Love your work :)

  • jones4ever said 6 years ago

    Your work is so precious! Birds are my favorite as well as my granddaughters'...all five of them. See you at the check out! I will be purchasing some items for presents. Congratulations!

  • mazedasastoat said 6 years ago

    Great to see a UK seller featured, & I agree with just about everything you say. Being self-employed is just so satisfying. I think once you've worked for yourself for a while it makes you totally unemployable, so you can't possibly go back to working for someone else! I know I'd rather break rocks for myself than do a cushy job for anyone else!

  • Snowdon said 6 years ago

    Incredibly beautiful work, so glad I found your shop Diana, and I love your story : )

  • CenteredClayWorks said 6 years ago

    Diana - wonderful article! And I love your work. Clay rocks!

  • EssentialSecrets said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! Very beautiful and charming ;)

  • riridesignstudio said 6 years ago

    congrats on the feature! beautiful work.

  • Sarious101 said 6 years ago

    Nice story thanks for sharing and congratulations on the feature.

  • aileenrae said 6 years ago

    Such sweet little creations! I'm looking for an excuse to buy me one :)

  • jaxs7819 said 6 years ago

    Well said and such an inspiring story! Beautiful work!

  • divinalocura said 6 years ago

    unique and beautiful! love the spirit around your shop!

  • andreamwl said 6 years ago

    Charming story and lovely creations. Thanks for sharing!!

  • rebeccasanchez said 6 years ago

    Such lovely pieces!

  • KASTina said 6 years ago

    Such a cute pieces, love your shop. Congratulations;))!!

  • kathynordham said 6 years ago

    Love hearing your story and seeing where you do your work. You have great items in your shop!

  • ViennaIsLove said 6 years ago

    Love your items! So precious!

  • campbellstacy said 6 years ago

    Adorable creations! I am thinking some of these will make a perfect Mother's Day gifts! Congratulations on being featured!

  • campbellstacy said 6 years ago

    These will make perfect Mother's Day gifts! Love it all!

  • randij said 6 years ago

    love your work!

  • northboundsalvage said 6 years ago

    Very inspiring to see that you have successfully turned your hobby into a full time career. Thanks to Etsy many of us are able to work toward this goal. Kudos!

  • RareRagsandTreasures said 6 years ago

    Sweet creations. Love your story.

  • aprilandjune said 6 years ago

    Wow, I really love these. I am going to have to buy something from your shop! Great feature and congrats!

  • perchdecor said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful shop. Congratulations!

  • JoyBelleJewelry said 6 years ago

    Wonderful interview and I just love your items!

  • Shanay8625 said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop. Congrats.

  • CharmedByWine said 6 years ago

    gah -- so adorable! definitely some very gift-worthy items =)

  • AppleCafe said 6 years ago

    Cute! Love your work.

  • shaylen303 said 6 years ago

    Love your creations! & the cat - priceless! Best Etsy feature. Congrats! :D

  • DirtyRags said 6 years ago

    Adorable stuff! I love the 'I love you' necklace. Great work and congrats on your feature :D

  • coquevama said 6 years ago

    What a great idea!

  • forCRAFT said 6 years ago

    Wonderful work! I love your little birds!

  • adrivoulgarellis said 6 years ago

    Well done,Diana!:-)

  • debroervandevogel said 6 years ago

    Inspiring story. I recognize the 'making your own destiny' feeling. Feels good and right. Wish you good luck !

  • bethanyguentherpeter said 6 years ago

    Etsy is such a beautiful place!

  • rebeccagoebel said 6 years ago

    These pieces are so simple and in that so beautiful ... I really like the heart that read you is kind you is smart you is important--So Cute!!

  • KbOriginalsetc said 6 years ago

    Congrats on your feature! I love the simplistic nature of your work. Etsy is a wonderful platform to showcase our work--great job!

  • solocosmo said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work!!!

  • melissamayapottery said 6 years ago

    I love those little houses!

  • carley465 said 6 years ago

    Very cool and beautiful work.

  • BloomysBaubles said 6 years ago

    Beautiful and love the cohesiveness of your shop! Congrats!

  • CharmingShopLove said 6 years ago

    Amazing post. I really enjoyed reading this. Just set my shop up just under a week ago now. After years of doing my projects just for fun I realized I should really be following my heart and sharing my art with the world. It's so nice to be a part of this platform where people share similar views and live to create! Thanks for sharing your story!

  • christabrenner said 6 years ago

    You work is very lovely!

  • jasminbauer said 6 years ago

    Your Shedshop is the best thing ever :) Love your shop. Thanks for sharing your story.

  • FreakyPeas said 6 years ago

    I was just talking to my husband this morning..."If I owned a kiln..."

  • sandrostumpo said 6 years ago

    Great story and very cute stuff. I like the idea of making what you are passionate about.

  • misponko said 6 years ago

    Lovely! Congrats!

  • redbarnmarketplace said 6 years ago

    oh i LOVE your shop! Congratulations on the feature - wishing you much continued success

  • lin168 said 6 years ago

    So lovely every one of them!!

  • angieanything said 6 years ago

    So interesting!! Much love!!

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    Laura from LaRoHandmades said 6 years ago

    Your items are so cute! Thanks for inspiration and great post! And good luckwith your business :)

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