Tuesday, July 29, 2008

First Fridays!!!

It's that time again...First Firdays!

Flatiron Studios will be open this coming Thursday, July 31st 10-8pm

Join us Friday, August 1st 6-9 pm and Saturday, August 2nd 10-3pm

We're all excited about this show because we're introducing KYLE to you! Come see Flatiron's newest artist, Kyle Buttram. We're SO happy has joined the creative energy at Flatiron Studios along with all of the other talented creative types.
See you this weekend!

Monday, July 28, 2008

new buttons!

Here a few new large buttons now available for purchasing on my website! click HERE to shop.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Please vote for little lily to win the GRAND PRIZE Designer Chick 2008 Contest!!!

Because of all of you being so supportive and casting your votes for the little lily hairclips, I have made it to the final round of the Designer Chick contest. I need all of you to vote again for my little lily hair clips! The prizes for the GRAND PRIZE winner are AMAZING!!!! If I win the grandprize, I will receive:

As you can see to win the grand prize would be so great for expanding the "little lily" branch of lily pottery. So please go to: and vote for little lily hairclips #2, and pass the news on to any of your friends that would want to help me out.

Thanks you all SO very much! I couldn't have made it this far without all of your support!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

now available at

I am so happy to annouce little lily headbands are now available for purchasing on lily! There's also a whole new fresh batch of hairclips now available online too!
if you like to see more, click here to shop!

production time....

well, i'm on a big production kick again! This time I'm making teabowls and teapots! I'm also making the usual mugs as well!
Be sure to check back tomorrow for instructions on how to vote for my little lily hairclips to help me win the Grand Prize for the Designer Chick 2008 Competition!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

a BIG THANKS to all of you for your votes!

Thank you for all of the votes you guys cast for my little lily hairclips for the Designer Chick 2008 Contest hosted by Indie Girl. Little lily won the children's accessories category!!!! For being the finalist in my category, I will receive, an awesome prize pack including The Mommy Millionare Book, ad space on The Chick Adventures blog, free inclusion in the Holiday Gift Guide, 100 printed business cards from Custom Couture Label Company, custom logo and business card design by izaBE design studio and an official Girl Indie trophy!

The Designer Chick Contest consisted of 4 categories, Children's Clothing, Children's Accessories, Baby Gear, and For Mom. Because I won the children's accessories category, I will be entered into the GRAND PRIZE contest against the three other category finalist. Voting will be starting for the Grand Prize Winner on Friday! So I will need all of you wonderful supporters out there to cast your vote again and tell any of your friends who would like to help me win this to vote! I'll post on Friday with details of how to vote and list all of the amazing stuff I can win if I win the final Grand Prize contest!!!

Monday, July 21, 2008


Right now, Tres Fun is hosting a Pear Project a giveaway. go to to enter to win one of these cool items.

Letterpress drinking girls coaster set

Black apple purse… It’s smallish enough to be dainty but packs a POW! with the bold print:

And while they have a lot of fab jewelry available, love this DIY Button Ring Kit!

See how cool artisan is? Here’s something tres cool, too… The Pear Project is generously giving away another of our favorite picks to a Tres Fun! Here it is:

Chandelier Vinyl Wall Art: Approx : 16.5"H x 7"W

Thursday, July 17, 2008

vote for me!!!

Vote for "little lily" #18 !!!!!

ahhh! i can't believe, but I just realized, my "little lily line" has been nominated for the Designer Chick Contest on the Girl Indie Blog. If you would like to help me out, please click on this link and vote for me #18! there's only 2 days left to vote, the contest ends July 20th, so please help me out! This contest has been going on this whole week and I had no clue, so please help me catch up and vote for these hair clips #18! thank you!

a sneak peak at fall...

I've been busy, busy working on my new fall line. Here's just a peak at the new line of lily pottery for the fall...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


A friend of mine sent me the link to Daniel Reynolds' website, and I was breathtaken! I poured over every inch of his website. Reynoldsware is a line of contemporary porcelain ware. Daniel Reynolds being the mastermind behind these organic porcelain pieces is located in London. He works with molds and takes everyday items, makes a mold of them, then creates these beautiful almost translucent looking vessels. Visit his website if you want to see more of these amazing pieces.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

custom wedding jewelry!

I've had the pleasure of working with some brides and making custom bridesmaid jewelry this summer. Believe it or not, but making necklaces for bridesmaids is how "lily pottery" all got started! about a year ago I had one of my husband's friend's fiancee on the West coast saw a picture of my jewelry and asked if I'd be interested in making it for her bridesmaids. I hadn't sold a single necklaces yet, I had only made it for me and my sister to wear. I was a bit nervous to accept this offer, due-to-the fact I had never met her or her bridesmaids, and I had NO idea anyone would really want to wear pottery around their neck! I went ahead and said yes and got busy making the necklace and earring sets. The bride didn't see the jewerly until we flew out the California the week of the wedding!!!! i was SO nervous, but when she saw the sets she loved them. I still was nervous and wondered what the bridesmaids would think. At the rehearsal dinner they opened the boxes and all squealed with delight letting me know they loved it. So from then on, the rest is history!

So when a bride asks me to make jewelry for her wedding party, I love to do it. it's a bit sentimental for me because it always reminds me of how all this got started! The necklaces above are for a fall wedding this coming November.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Lily Pottery Online Summer Sale!

Today begins the lily pottery online sale! Shop at for sales on almost all jewelry in stock! I also have added many new pottery pieces to the website now available for purchase. Visit my website for the perfect wedding, anniversary, or birthday gift, or just go ahead an pamper yourself! Happy shopping!

face jugs!!!

Yesterday was the last day of art camp and the kids finished up their face jugs. They sure had some wild and crazy faces! We had a blast finishing up the pots and glazing today. For those of you who aren't familiar with "face jugs" the vessels are a form of American folk art that are believed to have originated out of the South Carolina slave potters. The originals were created in the early 1800's. They were functional artistic expressions of the African slave culture.

two original face jugs located at the Smithsonian

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

summer art camp!

Yesterday and today I am helping out with the Greenville Art Museum Art Camp. I am working with the middle school YMCA kids and we're having a blast. We are working on "face jugs". We formed the bases yesterday and the kids also had their try at wheel throwing. Today we will finish up handbuilding the jug then adding the facial features. The kids have sketches of the faces they want on their jugs. We had so much fun yesterday and I'm looking forward to today. I'll try to snap a few pictures of their pots and post them later tonight or tomorrow.

Monday, July 7, 2008

some finished products!

Thanks to all who came out to the show this past weekend. We had a great crowd and the music and food were a hit!!! Here's a few photos I snapped at the show of the pieces that were "fresh out of the kiln". I'm looking forward to working on some more tall organic white vases! I got some great feedback on the glazed and finished ones and looking forward to working on more!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Independence day!

I hope all of you enjoy our great country's birthday! I am so thankful for the freedoms I get to exercise everyday. What a priviledge it is to live in America! I am excited to celebrate tonight with my friends at Flatiron Studios and I hope many of you can join me tonight from 6-9!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

doubling up...

these horizontal necklaces have been a smashing hit this summer and spring. they are so elegant and simple. recently, I had a customer come in and ask me to make her two horizontal necklaces at different lengths so she could wear two at the same time...what a brilliant idea! I have been "doubling up" ever since and have had several other requests from regular customers who want this same look. I've created quite a few new necklaces for this show do to the large interest in "doubling up" so go for it ladies, get your two favorites and double up..the possibilities are endless!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

"setting up for the big July 4th bash!"

I've been busy this week getting the studio ready for our July4th celebration this weekend! The photos above are a sneak peak of what you'll see this weekend if you stroll on down to my studio.
I have been trying to "mix it up" a bit. We always try to make our displays new, fresh, and exciting. I'm really looking forward to this weekend!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

new additions

I am excited to introduce these brand new leather bracelets to add to the lily pottery collection. These bracelets will make their debut this weekend and my July 4th show. Soon they will be on my website for purchasing for those of you out of town fans.