Friday, December 05, 2008

whitney smith- "favorite thing" #1


Imagine an anthropologist, turned florist, turned potter. That's Whitney Smith. Somehow Whitney is able to incorporate all these interests into her stunning work. I fall in love with everything she lists in her shop. I'm not exaggerating. Everything that comes out of her pottery is pure magic.



Here is what Whitney has to say about her work:
My design sense is primarily informed by my obsession
with flowers and other forms found in nature. I have painted and drawn since I was a small child, and many of my designs are influenced by other painters and 2-D artists. I am also strongly influenced by Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts movement of the 19th early 20th Century. I like the look and feel of old things and antiques, and my glaze choices have a certain look that reminds people of an different era.



It is no wonder that I am so taken with her work. I have a love for anything Arts and Crafts.






Click on over to the shop and take a look around. I promise you will be absolutely charmed by the things you find there.

Whitney has graciously donated this red "Dogwood" plate as a giveaway. It is 6" wide which makes it perfect for your morning toast, a candle or a safe place to keep your Secondsister jewelry. It retails for $34.

Please leave a comment to be in the drawing on Dec. 15th.

122 comments:

JenEve said...

Gorgeous pottery! I just love the red dogwood plate - perfect for Santa's cookies. I'm going to her site next to see what xmas gifts i can pick up - just lovely!

donab said...

I don't know how you find all this gorgeous stuff! This potter's work is just beautiful.

Digital Misfit said...

Whitney Smith makes some of the most beautiful pottery I have ever seen! I love the Teacup and Bird Saucer set. Actually I love everything in the shop.

heidig@gmail.com

Erin, maker of chimes said...

I LOVE the cupcake stands and the red color she uses!

dinnertimechimes @ aol.com

Cardwell said...

Whitney Smith is so talented! Beautiful pottery. I love the red plate - gorgeous!

Leah said...

Very cute plate!

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Amy said...

That plate is GORGEOUS! AND...it matches my kitchen

Pecos Blue said...

The flowers are amazing.

Terri Fisher said...

This pottery truly is gorgeous! I see why you like it so much. Thanks for sharing this artist with us!

tfisher83 AT myexcel DOT com

JT said...

I love Whitney Smith's pottery, especially her mini sprout vase.

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Renee said...

Wow!You are not kidding!Her stuff is fabulous!I now want everything!!!Well,at least enter me in the giveaway..I would love to display that plate...it's so pretty...well,off to vvisit her shop now,bye!Renee

sofiamasri said...

So pretty! I love everything in her shop. My mom has one of her pomegranate vases, it's just lovely in person.

Amber said...

Thanks for the giveaway - please enter me!

hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Carole said...

Gorgeous and fabulous - the red plate would be marvelous for cookies for Santa !!! I am going to check out the site for some Christmas presents.....this work is amazing ~

Mrs.Kwitty said...

OMGosh--I am in love with her work!! Not usually a huge pottery fan, but this I really like. Thanks for sharing and I have my fingers crossed on winning that beautiful plate!
Smiles, Karen

convo at misseskwittys.etsy.com

jojo said...

I love it. So beautiful...it's whimsical and I love the glaze colours.

jojo said...

look at her shop and see the flower bell jar and cake stand and the cup cake stands. I am a girl who loves cakes, chocolate, cakes and more chocolate. I am a girl who likes the cake and chocolate theme in combination and call me old fashioned but I do believe I require a pretty special stand for such things. Be happy for this moment, this moment is your life and that is why I like to eat cakes. Say yes to sugar and say it in style my dear friend.

Natalie Hutchison said...

I totally want this!!

Mama Marks said...

red's my fave colour, and this is too gorgeous for words! Please enter me :-)

Natalie* said...

would love to win!

s zuklich said...

wow. these pieces are exquisite.

...and i don't usually use such words;)

you have wonderful taste. thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

What beautiful work! I now have a new shop in my Etsy favorites.

Renee G said...

These are lovely. I especially like the bud creamer.

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Rosalind said...

Wow, gorgeous stuff! I love her work - I used to be a florist too!!

Distressing Delilah said...

Woof! Her work is stunning!

Yazmin @ A Pretty Rock said...

I absolutely love her pottery. She was already one of my favorite shops because of those lovely nesting bowls in the first photo.

I would be a lucky woman to get those as a Christmas gift...or even to win this fantastic red plate.

Luck said...

How pretty...you don't see bright red pottery every day. Beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway!

Up North Kids Bookstore said...

Wow! I am glad I stumbled upon your blog! I absolutely love the pottery! Beautiful!!!!

marne said...

Wow, these are all so beautiful. I love arts & crafts style too!

Kimmy said...

I love red kitchen things so much. This is gorgeous!

Kameron said...

Oh my goodness! These are just gorgeous. Simply elegant and stunning. I'm headed over to her shop, and I'm telling everyone I know about her "stuff". Thanks!

Shellbells said...

oh my goodness what a awesome talent!!! I love love love the first piece...please count me in...am now off to check out her site!!!

Dora said...

Beautiful! Love the plate! That red is sumptuous.

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Leslie said...

oh i've loved her stuff for a long time, what a pretty plate! thanks for the chance!

Robin said...

Beautiful pottery. I love the colors.

Sara said...

wonderful work.. I love pottery!

the colors, the shapes all amazing!

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House of Telsa said...

I am IN LOVE with her Bird cup cake stand. My little one would flip if she saw this!

Her shop is wonderful...and tempting!

Lisa said...

I am a huge fan of Whitney's work as well! So beautiful, delicate and yet sturdy for use! I have a wonderful piece of hers and I would love to add one more to my collection!
Thanks!!! :)

Lisa@artgoodiesonline.com

beth said...

her work is so simple and beautiful. the little birdy cup i had in my favorites sold! crossing my fingers.

Super Blogger Girl! said...

thank you so much, I love her stuff and she is on my favorite list now!!! I absolutely love the plate too, maybe I could use it for santa's cookies?

jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

jessecreations said...

Her pottery is GORGEOUS!! I would love to win that plate!

Jess

jessicacook17[at]hotmail[dot]com
http://jessecreations.etsy.com

Ashley said...

Wow! All the pottery is so gorgeous.

maggieandpaul said...

this is beautiful. i love the contrast of white & red.

CherryPal: Computer Friend or Foe? said...

the cupcake stand is gorgeous!

Chrissy said...

I really really like the red plate. The color is so vibrant.


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Jenna said...

I really like the Red Poppy Plate. Thanks, everything is very nice!

Jingle said...

Wow! Her work is amazing! This giveaway piece is beautiful!
jinglesells at gmail dot com

Kristal said...

Stunning! I lovethe echeveria bowl(s)! This giveaway piece would make a great special treat plate!

Ferguson Family said...

Wow I love her work she does such an amazing job! I wish I could find something I was good at like that

Amber said...

Wow, these pieces are all so gorgeous. What a talented potter! I love the shapes and colors, everything is so full of life. Please enter me, I would love love love to win.

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Angel said...

I'd love to own a cake stand or a pitcher. WHat beautiful work!

kathemc said...

What gorgeous pieces! They literally made me gasp out loud as I looked at the images!
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Catherine said...

Wow - everything you showed of hers was just stunning! I love the first photo of the nesting bowls.

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Jayme said...

i love all the pieces!! what talent! i would love to win this plate because it would look great in my kitchen as i have red accents in there! thanks!

jayme[dot]bouwens@yahoo[dot]com

trisha too said...

these are beautiful pieces--you're right, they seem from a different time. i have an older vase that has that same seafoamy pale green.

claire said...

beautiful!! it reminds me of the delicate pottery my grandmother had around her house!!

Alli Forsyth said...

This pottery is so fantastic. I love it. It is totally my style. I want to check out the entire site to see what else I can pick up. Great giveaway..

allison.forsyth@comcast.net

Sew Bee It said...

Oh, my! What stunning pottery! If only I had enough money to buy it all... Here's to (seriously) crossing my figners over this plate. And toes. And my kids fingers....

Emily said...

Awesome! I've been looking at lots of homemade pottery for a Christmas gift, and this piece is beautiful.

ecibelli(at)wellesley(dot)edu

Elsie said...

I love the giveaway, I see a red cardinal outside my kitchen window...hopefully a good sign of a red plate to come!

These items are stunning!

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dolls123 said...

Very pretty

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Claire said...

Wow. I am just stunned by the examples you posted. I remember coming across Whitney Smith's pottery before, but I never really got around to investigating it more. But now - well, I simply can't hold off any longer!

elaine said...

Your shop is wonderful and I love the red dogwood plate-gorgeous!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Love this pottery! I love the lines and the colors

Francesca said...

This plate is awesome! Love that shade of red!

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HollySteffen said...

simply beautiful.

hcsteffen@gmail.com

StudioCherie said...

My favorite is the lotus bowl set. I like the white that is in the shop now, but the green is even better.

Splendid Things said...

Beautiful pottery! Thanks for the chance to win this! Jeanette

danielle said...

My jaw might have actually dropped when I saw what the giveaway item was. I love all of her work!

Jolin said...

Gorgeous! It would match my kitchen perfectly! Please enter me in the drawing.

Jacqueline said...

So gorgeous. I love every piece!

Nancy said...

I love everything!

Chelsey said...

The bird cake stand is so pretty! Thanks for the giveaway!
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

eRiCa said...

I've been drooling over her shop for months now and even featured it on one of my monday posts. Love the simplicity of her pieces and the designs.

Marigold said...

What gorgeous art! That you so much for the entry.

boldnessbe(at)gmail(dot)com

Guinevere said...

Love these pieces!

Kelli said...

What a pretty plate! I especially love the little flowers on the side!

Whitney said...

Oh my goodness. Those are beautiful!

Sarah said...

Stunning.

Maggie Sue Designs said...

WOW, the red of the dogwood plate is the perfect shade. Very nice items!
~~Meredith aka Maggie Sue
maggiesuedesigns@yahoo.com
http://www.maggiesuedesigns.com

Randi said...

I have been looking for a jewelry dish! So I would be tickled pink to win this.

Angela said...

Love Whitney smith stuff. Thanks!

heather said...

This is simply gorgeous! I would love to win this.

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katie said...

so beautiful! thanks for the giveaway!

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Charlotte said...

I love the blue dogwood cake plate. All of the pottery is beautiful!

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mandapanda said...

Wow you were so right! I want the Small Green Pomegranate, the Red Poppy Plate, the Small Dogwood Flower Cake Stand, the Large Bird Cake Stand, the Large Bird Bowl, the Biord Cupcake Stand... I could go on but it would take forever! I so want to win this it's not funny. But whoever wins wins I guess. Merry Chritsmas everyone!

Anya said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Lona said...

Lovely work! Thanks for hosting this giveaway, and introducing us to this artist. Wow.

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Kathy said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Mrs. LC said...

What gorgeous pottery! Love the red dogwood plate!

Stupid Sheep said...

Oh wow these are beautiful!

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David & Becky said...

I love the plate, the glaze is stunning.

Chris and Julie said...

I love the large bird bowl:)

Anonymous said...

red dogwood plate is gorgeous.
Mtmg7498@aol.com

Lesli said...

Wow, her stuff is gorgeous. So nice!

dianag said...

Gosh - this is the prettiest plate I've ever seen!

Jill said...

Very Beautiful Pottery!!

The pink Bird Cupcake Stand is adorable :)

Bella Valentina Photography said...

I love love love that dogwood plate!

jessica@bellavalentinaphotography.com

dubya said...

I have given my mom a few of whitney smith pieces and would love to add to her collection! :)

Amberly said...

i hope santa knows that i love, love, love this plate

Jen said...

This pottery is amazing! I love it all!

Jess said...

beautiful! enter me please. -jess

Ronda said...

These are beyond beautiful. I love the colors!

ChelMo said...

Another artist's beautiful work. Thank you for sharing this with us!

Cara said...

what beautiful pottery!

Pecos Blue said...

I really like the bird saucer so lovely and looks wonderful to hold all warm in my cold hands. Suppose to snow here.

DEBIJOT said...

Love the small bird vase. Beautiful work.

JuliaA said...

the first set of bowls you posted, reminiscent of an artichoke---omg love.

her pottery is wonderful! i'm going to go peruse her shop and heart her.

julia at julia.etsy.com

Jessica Levitt said...

Count me in. I love everything art and crafts too!

Hyla Waldron said...

Stunningly Gorgeous!

~Hyla

- Marybeth I. said...

BEAUTIFUL! I used to take pottery but it was not a natural skill for me. I did make some decent pieces but nothing near the quality of these. These are just lovely!

Artsy Momma said...

Stunning, just stunning.

Jess said...

Oh my... that pottery is just too lovely. I hope I win so I can display my cookies on such a pretty plate!

Meg said...

oh that is a gorgeous plate! and I also love those blue canisters/jars with the flowers.

One Creative Queen said...

What a beautiful site! The pottery is indescribable - what talent. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful site.

H.S. said...

That is so beautiful!

H.S.
tan.huishan(at)gmail.com

mel*~reachforthestars~* said...

COOL! Count me in!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Cheers,
Melody
mel_88_88@hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I'll love to win anything from her. Really drop dead gorgeous.

Crystal(manhattandolls[at]gmail[dot]com)

H.S. said...

YAY for giveaways! I'll like to win it.

dancerinthemaking@gmail dot com

Inspired... said...

I've had my eye on her vases forever, it seems! Her work is just gorgeous!

annie said...

Simple and clean and magical! I love her work!

Betsy said...

the cupcake stand looks pretty. cool giveaway and great stuff!