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Ceramics with attitude, handmade in Chicago
I've been seeing the folks from Circa Ceramics on the art and craft show circuit for some time. I also see a lot of Circa Ceramics' pieces featured in Chicago house tours. Their colorful handmade ceramics are just what the doctor ordered for brightening up a dull table, kitchen counter or desktop.Circa Ceramics started out as a creative outlet while owners Andy Witt and Nancy Pizarro were maintaining dead end jobs back in 1999. All these years later, the future of their business is anything but a dead end. Their cups, containers and magnets, with their colorful paints and iconic images, are a hit on the craft show circuit. They've also gotten the attention of the DIY press, having done interviews for the etsy blog
, and Indie Fixx
Circa Ceramic pieces are perfect for at-home use — who wouldn't want to eat their morning cereal out of a pencil sharpener bowl? — and also ideal of the upcoming gift giving season. Think outside the box a little and use one of their vases as a pencil holder or a plate as a catch-all by the front door.
When shopping Circa Ceramics' etsy store, expect a three-week lead time as all pieces are made to order. If you're in Chicago, you can save on shipping by picking up your order from their studio.
• The Urban Set in School $65
• Cylinder Sacred Heart $70
• Little Plate 45 Insert $30
• Chicago Flag Mug $32
• Each item is stamped on the bottom with Circa's logo
(Images: Circa Ceramics)
Andy Witt & Nancy Pizarro
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