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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The unannounced contest


A surprise Contest



 Out of the kiln this morning
and the winner is Mark of
AllThingsRuffnerian
Mark had the best answer to my previous blog post


Mark I think that you like the unusual
so I'm sending you this 6x6 inch tile. A place to rest your coffee cup upon.

Gina

12 comments:

  1. Congratulations to the winner! :-)

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  2. Dear Gina,

    Thanks for the surprise of the handsome tile. I will indeed use it for morning coffee, and enjoy looking at it throughout the day as well. What a great way to start the day!

    Mark

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  3. That looks perfect for Mark. You do the coolest work, Gina!

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  4. Hi Gina,
    Hey no fair! I did not have time to write my opinion on blog music, which was the same as Mark's by the way. : ) Congrats to Mark.
    Anyes
    XX

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  5. Hi Merisi, I always enjoy seeing you here. Thanks for your comment.

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  6. Hi Mark, You expressed what many of us feel about background music...only you said it best. Your tile is on it's way.

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  7. Dear Ann, Wish you could join us for my July 15 and 16th workshop. I would show you how to paint your own "cool" tiles.

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  8. Dear Anyes, That was a bit sneaky wasn't it. I was trying to figure out how to reward my loyal readers.
    But not to worry, I will be asking for more opinions, next time with plenty of notice. Thank you for commenting and thank you for your vist.

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  9. Hi Gina,
    I just discovered your blog today and I think your work is just beautiful! I have an obsession with Renaissance ceramics too! I have been living in southern Italy for 4 years and have been taking ceramics lessons here for 1 year now with an Italian maestro. The art here is very inspiring. Mostly I've done Capodimonte style work, but now I am starting to paint more. I love the Renaissance portraits and "istoriato" style. I am interested to know where you get the inspiration for your pieces and designs? Do you recommend any books or websites?
    Grazie!
    Jennifer

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  10. Dear Jennifer, Like you I take lessons from my Italian Maestro at the Scuola d' Arte in Deruta. I find inspiration everywhere. For the more complicated pieces I study Museum Collections. Often I will purchase books in Museums or bookstores in Italy. Sometimes, for simple designs I use designs from fabrics or clip art books. The Museum in Deruta has a very fine collection of books and a beautiful library where you can spend hours studying. Welcome to my blog.

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  11. Thank you for the response, Gina. I haven't been up to Deruta yet, but I have been planning to visit there very soon. I will have to include plenty of time for a trip to the museum.

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  12. Hi Anonymous, When you drive to Deruta be sure to take the E 45 and not approach from the A1. You will love Deruta and also check in on the Scuola d' Arte. You can take lessons by the hour.

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