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