I recently came across Whitney Smith’s ceramics work, and I think I’m in love. She creates functional yet beautiful items like vases, sugar bowls, and cake stands inspired by nature: motifs she has used include dogwood, cherry blossoms, and pomegranates. Whitney Smith Pottery

Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan is an artist, crafter, and maker of things. She lives in Los Angeles with a pack of various animals (including her husband) and writes about her adventures in creating at Exit Through the Thrift Shop.

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