Etsy Spotlight: TannerGlass

Vases By TannerGlass

Vases By TannerGlass

I am very excited that TannerGlass is the first of many talented ETSY sellers to be in the Spotlight on my blog. I am a huge fan of her work and for any artist who can master the art of blowing glass.  I had a wonderful opportunity to catch up with the artist behind the stunning shop TannerGlass, Suzanne, the other day for an interview on blowing glass and how she decided to become a seller on ETSY.
Q. What drew you into the art of blowing glass?
A. I have always been interested in art, drawing and painting mostly. When I had the opportunity to take a class on glassblowing at Hartwick College in New York I decided to sign up for it even though I was a little apprehensive. I thought to myself, when will I ever get an opportunity to try this again in my life? After a week into the class, I knew glassblowing was what I was meant to do.
Q. What made you want to become a small business seller?
A. I was fortunate enough to work with some of the top glassblowers in the Rhode Island and I soon learned there was a market for hand-blown glass, specifically small, functional objects. I slowly started developing a small line of work and started selling my work at small small street fairs in the area. People liked what I made, so I put more focus on marketing my work. TannerGlass was officially founded in 1998.
Q. Where has your work been featured?
A. I have been very fortunate to have been featured in the Providence Journal (holiday shopping guides) numerous times. Last summer I was thrilled to have my Coin Bud Vases featured in Yankee Magazine which is a national publication.
Q. What can you give becoming artists of glassblowing?
A. Patience, Patience, Patience! Glassblowing takes years to perfect, and the more patience you have with the learning process the more successful you will become at the craft. As with all crafts, creativity and design is important. Find your niche, and keep going with it!
Q. Are you currently running any promotions now or in the near future?
A. With the holiday season fast approaching, I am constantly adding new items to my ETSY shop. I do have a SALE section, always filled with some great deals. Right now I have ornaments on sale for a limited time!
~*~*~ Currently any of my readers who are interested in purchasing from TannerGlass she is running a promotion for 15% discount on all purchases. Just put the word “BLOG” in the message field when checking out. ~*~*~
Q. What is your favorite item that is in your shop?
A. Oh, this is a tough one for me. It’s a toss up between the Belted Vases and the Coin Bud Vases.  Both have become signature pieces for me.
If you want to know more about her, why I adore her shop, and own some of the pieces she has designed please see her etsy shop at:
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My Favorite 5 Etsy Items for August 10th

Friendship is In

Friendship is In

 

There are several reasons to visit ETSY.COM but I will give you five reasons down below….. The artists that sell on ETSY have remarkable talent, and I think more people should stop on in and see what ETSY is all about.

This week I am celebrating the creativity of friendship. I loved when I was younger, and getting a special gift from a friend that celebrated the beauty that was in our friendship. Friendship is cool, and it’s definitely in so what better way to celebrate then give koodos to these wonderful artists and their spectacular creations! These are my top five picks for the week of August 10th, please take a look at their items you will see why I love them so very much!

My celebration piece for friendship week is: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14040499

 

1. By FlakyFriends.  Remember Girl Scouts? All the great girls that you met and instantly became the best-estof friends with? This piece celebrates exactly that. I am impressed on how original, creative, and unique this gift is. You click the link you will know what I mean, and I why I love it so much:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=13623547

 

2. By ThinkOutsidetheBox. This seller is very creative and has alot of good things to offer.  What better way to celebrate friendship then with a pair of plush bunnies enjoying each others company? What I really like about this is how she relates this to the movie twins, just because your total opposites does not mean you can not be friends……another great example Bert and Ernie. Please click her link and see what this item is a must have!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9786338

 

3. By Moosecorn. So if you are like myself, your animals are your friends (I have three kitty friends….and then my mom’s nice cat) so you can not forget to celebrate how much they have been there for you. Moosecorn does an awesome job celebrating cats! This is a unique pair of earrings, and I just absolutely adore them. My favorite item in her shop! Please click and see why:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14034401

 

4. By GreenFingers. What better way to celebrate friendship by giving your friend a gift that is going to help them out! This is a great cell phone holder, and it’s trendy, and one of a kind. Your cell phone is one of the most used items you own, so why not carry it is something beautiful! Please come check it out at:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11921929

 

5. By Lisa143. When celebrating friendship week, please do not forget the one real special friendship, the one where you spend the rest of your lives with that special best friend, the one you marry. Lisa makes cakes, and I am impressed with her work. For those of you ready to make the commitment please stop on in her shop when you are looking for a cake. This piece reminds me of young love, and meeting that special someone when you are really little.  Please take a peek at:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13665235

 

Please come on in and celebrate friendship! These artists deserve some koodos.

http://naturalamber.etsy.com