A clever friend of mine, Erin, made these beautiful brooches (top), aren't they beautiful! I bought them from her newly opened Madeit store, well actually I bought one and she generously sent another. I'm thinking my MIL would love one too, if I can just work out which I can bear to give away!
A wonderful ceramic artist Erin sells her wares through a number of stockists but has just added online selling to the mix. Though at the moment she is only selling through Madeit she has plans to add an Etsy store soon. I believe she's also happy to sell privately if you contact her through her blog.
She only graduated a few years ago and soon after earned a Design Associateship at the famous Jam Factory studios in Adelaide and was also awarded a ceramics residency in China in 2008.
Erin and I are related in a roundabout way by marriage and I've had a precious little salt dish she made for many years which was part of the bonboniere at a family wedding. It died at the hands of a small person round here recently and I'm just hoping she starts listing these some time so I can replace it!
Visit Erin's web site to read more about her and check out the stores around Australia where she sells her pieces, or visit her newish blog to see more of her work and say hi.