Inspired by...Costa Rica

Monday, April 6, 2015

A preview of my sample firing, and a glimpse into the heart, soul and inspiration of my new collection. The collection will launch (and become available for purchase), in a couple weeks. 

If interested in a sloth pre-order, send me a message. $18+ shipping. No other reserves will be taken (thanks for understanding!). More from our trip on my personal blog: enchanted & wild

Inspired by lush landscapes. Moss. Fiddlehead ferns. 
The path less traveled. 

Simplicity. Formed by the hands of mother earth.
A primitive palette, perfected with time.

 Discoveries on the forest floor. Scavenged stones. Sleepy Sloths.

 Mountains and birds, with a tribal touch, and a nod to folk-craft.

Follow the progress of the new collection on Facebook or via Email.

adventure awaits

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Just a quick post in between frantic packing and list making and doing 100 loads of laundry...

Thank YOU for a fantastic last update. Please share what you make with your owls! Seeing them strung up and ready to wear, always makes my day. 

We are leaving this frosty tundra and heading to the warm tropics! A much needed break from reality. 
My shop will remain closed until we return mid-March. I will have a few destash bead bundles up for grabs...and then a tropical, Costa Rica- inspired bead update with loads of new designs...including the mossy stones and sloths! (pictured below). 

I'm not sure how much I will be posting, but if you'd like to follow along...instagram @kylieparry

Owl Shop Update

Monday, February 23, 2015

A hootenanny of owls (and beads too!)...
Over the last two months I made over 160 owls and as many beads!! I was a nervous wreck during their final kiln firing (you just never know when the kiln will malfunction). Everything went smoothly and the owls (and beads) turned out fantastic- I can't wait for them to fly off to their new homes. 
update details:
Owl pre-orders and an owl shop update!
The collection launches:
Tuesday, February 24 @
6am CST
All owl pre-orders will be ready and labeled with your name in a reserved shop listing.
An important note:
My shop will be CLOSING on Sunday, March 1 and will remain closed for a couple weeks while my family is in Costa Rica! Orders placed before 3/1 will be shipped on or before Monday, March 2. If you are unable to purchase your pre-order before this date, please get in touch.
More previews on my Facebook page!

studio update: January

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I made a goal this year to at least blog once a month with an informal studio/ life update. One down!

On my table today, fresh from the kiln, is a large custom order of colorblock fish pendants. I don't often take large custom orders, but these fish have been a favorite since I started making them in college. They are going to a youthful group of do-gooders- traveling and offering their service to help different communities. I hope these fishes bring them joy. 

Next up is owls (I will be starting all of your custom orders shortly). I have a whoooole lotta owls to make. Please be patient, this is going to take me awhile.  Pre-orders have now been closed. However, I may have extras and if so, will have an owl shop update. 

January has been COLD. Hurts to breathe air cold. We've been taking mental vacations to plan our Costa Rica trip that is coming up in less than two months! We will be renting a car and have our route plotted. Volcanos, waterfalls falling into volcanos, waterfalls with freaky blue water, waterfalls to swim in, hot springs to dip in, cloud forest, sandy beaches.......checkcheckcheckcheckcheck. We can't wait. We are a little nervous about the plane ride with juni. Hopefully with a little help from elmo, and a shiz-ton of snacks...we will live to tell.

I'm warming up my sketchbook with new ideas for my next shop update. I can't wait to translate my drawings to clay. Tropical, colorful... and there will be sloths! Watch for previews on FB. 

Thanks for stopping by! Happy New Year!


Owl Pre-Order Details

Friday, December 26, 2014

Classic owls (first two photos). In order to place an order for classic owl/s, I need the following details:
Your name. Contact (email, FB).
STYLE: BEAD with vertical OR horizontal hole or CHARM.
COLOR: color names are noted on the photos below.
Details: These are made by hand (no molds)- the photos below are representative of the range of differences among owls. Backs are unglazed and signed. They measure approx. 20-24mm. Horizontal holes are slightly off-center towards the top of the owl. Charms have metal wires that are permanent.

Tiny owls (last photo). In order to place an order for tiny owl/s, I need the following details:
Your name. Contact (email, FB).
COLOR/DESIGN: names are noted on the photos below.
all tiny owls are CHARMS
Details: These are made by hand (no molds)- the photos below are representative of the range of differences among owls. Backs are unglazed and signed. They measure approx. 18-20mm. Charms have metal wires that are permanent.
Owls are $16 each.
Payment will be collected upon completion. Pre-ordered owls will be listed in my shop when they are finished. I will have coordinating sets of rounds/pebbles available at that time- however, I am NOT taking pre-orders for anything besides owls. Thanks for understanding!
Please contact me via EMAIL or via MESSAGE on my Facebook Page. (whichever way you'd like to hear back from me)
It will take several weeks to complete these, but please get pre-orders in asap!
Thank you! Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions!

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 15, 2014

I will be taking a break over the holidays to spend time with my main squeezes!

I will also be dreaming up a plan for 2015. I am tentatively planning on doing a round of pre-orders for OWLS (shortly after the holidays)! If you haven't already, sign up for my newsletter, as I will be emailing out information, including glaze color charts. Newsletter sign-up is to the right------>

Thanks for reading. I cherish your support. I hope you have a wonderful, peaceful December.
Happy Holidays :)