If you missed last week\’s great Christmas gift idea – the beautiful Kim Taylor On The Trail day planner, I have a new gorgeous idea for you today.
This week\’s great Christmas gift idea is beautiful handcrafted Mara pottery. The sculptor Mara designed many pieces of pottery over her lifetime; you can read more about her here. Studying with world\’s greatest modern artists, Mara developed and mastered the difficult technique of precise line drawing in ceramics.
I happened upon Mara pottery at the Canadian Supreme Western Lifestyle Marketplace a few weeks ago.
I\’m not one for factory-made, so I was immediately drawn by the fact that each piece of Mara pottery is engraved and painted by hand, a tradition her family carries out in her name.
These gorgeous pieces are both contemporary and rustic. Love them.
A milk jug, but could also function as a wine decanter.
This is another of Mara\’s designs – coyote cactus – which I think would work well with the horse set I already purchased.
I want to share this beautiful pottery, so I\’m giving one of my newly purchased and unused pieces away! I haven\’t decided which I can part with yet, but while I agonize over that choice, let us know in the Comment section below, who you have the most difficult time purchasing a Christmas gift for. You don\’t have to name your giftee specifically, but can retain them some anonymity with a nickname, if you prefer. Contest closes Friday, Nov. 11 at midnight.