Tuesday, November 3, 2009
ROMY AND CLARE...........FAVOURITE ETSY SHOP # 8
Well, I finally have a bit of time to feature another amazing Etsy shop! I've been so busy making glass blocks and decoupage glass plates for a Christmas Art and Gift Sale this weekend, I didn't think I'd get time to do this feature.
Having said that, I feel so strongly that there are SO many talented artists with shops on Etsy, I really, really want to spotlight some of them. Since Christmas is just around the corner, what a wonderful time to go exploring for that really unique gift for someone in your life.
These women are really deserving of a look!
PLEASE go visit their shop at
I've copied their profile so you can get a sense of who they are in their own words.
Romy and Clare Creative Clay began in 1995, but a lifelong friendship led us to this creative union. Our parents grew up together as friends and were in each others weddings. So, we've been friends since diaper days.
After college (Romy attended Herron School of Art and Clare graduated from DePauw University with a BA in Studio Art), we played, we traveled, and we both eventually made it back to Jasper, IN.
That's when we started putting bright paint to clay and gave the pieces to family and friends as gifts. The rest, so they say, is history. A local shop, art fairs, but mainly...friends told friends and Romy and Clare Creative Clay was born.
And now more than ten years later, here we are, a little older, with new responsibilities, like children, trying to juggle the challenges of modern day life as working mothers.
We design, paint and/or sew and sign all of our pieces in our studio...a hundred year old grainery often inhabited by cats, kids, and craziness.
With the spirit of fun and friendship, we hope that you enjoy our work as much as we enjoy creating each piece.
Romy and Clare
As I stated earlier, it's really worthwhile checking out what they are making and will give you another gift idea. Enjoy!