Local Maker Spotlight

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I finally got to meet the woman behind Ersilia Designs at the Portsmouth Farmer’s Market today. Her name is Luca (pronounced Lootza) and she lives in Portsmouth. I think she said she is originally from Hungary. She hand knits face clothes, hand dyes and sews bento and produce bags, and knits adorable pixie hats for children. Follow her on Instagram and buy her stuff on Etsy.

Zane Ceramics ColorI also met ceramic artist Zane Tillinghast. I am so in love with his work. He makes mugs, plates, vases, toothbrush holders, and ceramic strainers for fruits and vegetables. He is a graduate of the Maine College of Art. On his website Zane says this about his work:

“My pots capture the essence of a good time. Through the use of form, I illustrate the irregular and sometimes pear-shaped reality of what it is to celebrate with other human beings, — The act of eating and drinking with this tableware and with the people you wish to spend time with, make the ceramic objects a backdrop for the performance of life to happen around.”

Pear-shaped reality. Love that! Follow Zane on Instagram and buy his stuff on Etsy.

There are 87 days until Christmas. Buy handmade and local! #sustainablestyle

3 thoughts on “Local Maker Spotlight

  1. Donna M. Smith October 13, 2018 / 11:30 am

    LOVED your talk recently at Creative Mornings in Portsmouth. I wish I could have brought ALL my friends. You were so very inspiring. I talked about you everywhere I went. As a matter of fact, I stopped at one of my favorite resale shops later that day and a young lady was there buying her wedding dress and shoes. Gorgeous dress – $20!! One of my dearest friends has created her own small business repurposing old sweaters into hats, mittens, neck warmers, etc. They are beautiful!

    If you are looking to spread the word and grow your business in a business networking community, I would love to have you visit my local BNI networking group as my guest. Wishing you all the best as you continue your good works! Donna Smith

    • recovergirl October 13, 2018 / 1:17 pm

      OMGoodness! Thank you! You are so kind. Love hearing about your friends and their sustainable style. You and your friends should come to Project Upcycle in March 2019. It’s such a blast! Let’s stay in touch with regard to networking. At the moment I can’t see how I could put another thing on my plate. Cheers! – jam

      • Donna M Smith October 13, 2018 / 1:20 pm

        Absolutely, Jenn.
        I will tell my friend about the event in March.
        All the best,

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