That’s the feeling I had when I first saw Lily’s amazing ceramic pottery jewelry. To put it plainly…it’s just totally rad looking stuff. It’s classic, and funky, and artsy, and feminine, and hardcore, and original all at the same time. I love it, and I think you will too!
I’m a fan of celebrating hometown flavor anyways, and my hometown of Greenville, SC seriously has loads of flavor to sink your teeth into. I was so stinking excited when Greenville was featured in the September issue of a fantastic magazine called Garden and Gun this fall too. (I’ll tell you more about Garden and Gun soon….but for now, just know that it’s a must have on your Christmas list.) Anyhow, in the magazine I was especially thrilled to see mentions of some of my favorite local places as well as features on some fantabulous artists in the area such as my friend Barb from Knack Studios and Lily from Lily Pottery. Lily even got some full-page love and let me tell you what… this girl deserves it. Her creations are gorgeous!
Here’s what G&G had to say about Lily:
Twenty-seven-year-old potter and jewelry designer Lily Wikoff expected to spend just four short years in Greenville, getting her degree in studio art at Bob Jones University before heading to New York, where she had the occasional modeling gig. But sometimes smaller really is better. “I just love this city,” Wikoff says. “It’s a smaller city, but it’s such a melting pot. I’ve been able to surround myself with so many other creative types.” From her Pendleton Street studio, Lily Pottery, Wikoff crafts ceramic jewelry painted in vibrant hues and stamped with her intricate organic designs. But it’s her housewares that have lately caught the eye of national purveyors. She’s in talks with the Urban Outfitters–owned Terrain and with home-goods company Shabby Chic to create outdoor and home lines. “I could not have made all this happen as quickly in another city,” Wikoff says. “The support in Greenville is just amazing.”
Did ya’ll catch that?! Yep…the girl is going places! I’m so excited for her! And I’m even more excited to be hosting a show for her on Tuesday, November 29th from 6-9pm!
Now ya’ll have to understand something about me. I quit doing the home show circuit awhile back. I’ll go these days to support a friend, and maybe I need another Pampered Chef spatula since I do love those….or if I’m jonesing for some Tastefully Simple beer bread, then I might hit up one of those parties…but I have to be honest and say I’m not big on hosting home shows anymore. It’s not that I don’t want to support friends’ businesses, but if I threw a home show for everyone that asked, I’d burn out myself and all the friends I’d be inviting to come.
Here’s the thing about Lily though….I ASKED HER if I could host a show. Her stuff is that awesome, and I wanted to offer friends and readers an opportunity to buy from her in a warm and fun environment. I do love a reason to have a party, so of course I’ll be whipping up some bites to eat and pouring hot cider and wine….but mostly I think Lily is making some pretty amazing stuff that’ll make the people on your Christmas list feel awfully special this year! My own list of presents to buy will be considerably shorter after the show…so if you’re related to me and are reading….sorry….I just spoiled your surprise!
I don’t know about you…but most of the time, I don’t want exactly what everyone else out there has. And the things I have that are showstoppers….that random people comment on when I’m in the line at the store or grabbing a coffee….it’s typically not the stuff I found at Target. It’s something really original, like the pieces that I have from Lily Pottery. Wearable art ya’ll.
If you’re far away, don’t worry….you can still order online HERE! AND, between now and December 1st, enter the coupon code LIFEFORDESSERT at the checkout when you purchase from Lily Pottery online to get FREE Shipping! If you’re in town (Greenville, SC), and would like to come to the show, then shoot an email to Logan @LifeForDessert dot com, and I’ll send you the address. Bring a sister, a friend, a neighbor…and I’ll look forward to seeing ya’ll Tuesday November 29th from 6-9pm. You’ll also be entered to win a Lily Pottery gift certificate just for showing up! (And yes…in case you’re wondering, that’s the Tuesday AFTER Thanksgiving. Forget black Friday…save your pennies and your sanity for the Tuesday afterwards. You’ll be glad you did…