Tuesday, May 19, 2009


The Etsymudteam is having a bowl exchange, and I am sooo excited! These are only four of the bowls being swapped; the rest are here. Barter is simply the best form of economics that I've ever found. My home is full of art for which I've traded, and it doesn't stop there. When I lived in the tiny town of Banner Elk, NC, where everyone knows your dog's name, local people at craft shows would offer to barter with me for all kinds of things. I've traded pottery for new glasses, dentistry, car tires, tree removal, and lawn care. So trading with the other talented people on the Mudteam is a great opportunity. I don't know which bowl I'll get, but I'm kind of glad because I like them all and don't know how I'd actually pick one if I had to do so.

pictured are: Brown, Blue and Rust bowl by Barbara Rog of Muddyfingers

Tenmoku Leaf, (my offering) Lee Wolfe of OneClayBead

Flared bowl
, by Mellissa Schooley of RagingBowl

Orange/Blue/green brushed bowl by Ray Bub, Susan Nykiel of Oakbluffspottery


  1. That's so cool! I've done a few trades on Etsy and I think it is a great way to find great new art.

  2. Hey, thanks so much for putting my bowl up! I'm honored! XO Barbara aka muddyfingers!

  3. Elephunk- it really is!

    Barbara (Muddy) - YW and and it looks good, too!