Sunday, August 21, 2011

Featured Artisan Anita from MiniPotteryByAnita

On our trip down south in June, the first stop we made was at Anita's Pottery.

Anita and I have been chatting online for a long time now. She's a fellow member of TeamMIDS on etsy.

While we have chatted on the phone, we never saw one another and didn't know what each other looked like. It was so much fun to put a face to the voice. 

And, to get a nice big hug in person! :)

Anita is a lot of fun and very animated and chatty, so I knew I was going to just love her, which I did. She has what I can only explain as a girlish charm about her, fun, happy and excited about what ever she is talking about and mostly that's pottery.

Anita lives in a town called Seagrove, NC. Hubby and I noticed driving through the many, many pottery shops that were there. I'm like, oh, my goodness, Anita lives in Pottery Heaven!

Actually, when Anita began her work in pottery in the late 80's there were just around 20 pottery shops. The  area became a destination point for pottery buyers and eventually, other pottery makers as well. Now, there are around 100 pottery shops in the area.

Anita has a lovely country garden to walk through to the entrance of her shop. A kitty cat awaits on the stoop. There is her dog behind the counter, keeping her company.

The shop has a country appeal to it as well. She sells her own pottery, full sized and of course in mini. She also sells some vintage pottery and some works from others. It's a darling shop.

 Anita has been featured in the local publication, "In The Grove."

Anita is one busy lady!

Not only does Anita maintain her brick and mortar shop, she has a shop on etsy, and a shop on artfire.

Of course, while I was there, I had to pick up a few items.

 The stack of blue bowls is actually for 1/6 scale, fashion or barbie dolls, but, I could not resist them.

Look at the sweet blue basket! The little aqua pot directly behind has the sweetest detailing on it and the green one next to it reminds me of vintage pottery.
The purse on the right is one of her latest creations and was her gift to me. You don't even have to be a miniaturist to love it!
You can see more of her mini purses here.

Even hubby got into the pottery and bought this life sized vintage piece. 
I love the frog holes. :)

All of the links in pink are clickable, have fun! :)

I'm almost at 400 followers! Yay! Thank you all for your support!
I might have to do a giveaway when I reach 400! :)


  1. Dale, it was a JOY to meet you and Dan, too!

    Thank you for the lovely feature and I look forward to seeing you again!

    {{{{Big Hug}}}}

  2. What makes things beautiful Anita! is a joy that you were able to meet you in person and spend some time together! A big congratulations on your followers, and certainly no time to get the 400, you deserve it! by the way, I love the new look of your blog! kisses

  3. You got some beautiful buys. I love the little basket. Greetings Maria

  4. I love hearing about your trip. It's great to put faces with the names of people I've chatted online with. I hope your summer has been great. Hard to believe fall is nearly here...:)

  5. Oh! Dale!!!!!!!! You're that beautiful lady on the left?? nice to meet you! :)))
    Thumbnails of Anita are very beautiful, the trip was worth it!
    I like the new look of your blog, very modern...
    many kisses, Caterina

  6. Gorgeous pottery! I enjoy collecting life size and miniature pottery and these are beautiful. How nice to have lovely things made by Anita to remind you of your friiendship!

  7. what a fun post Dale- I love all the pictures- what beautiful work! I have to run because I have to go check out Anita's etsy shop :)

  8. I am sitting in my room and getting bitten by mosquitoes big time but i can't leave my laptop cos you have a new post!!

    I have fun reading about your trip to pottery heaven. Anita sounds like a lot of fun! I will go check out her etsy. :)

  9. What a talented lady - amazing work. Thanks for the lovely pictures, I can understand this was "Pottery heaven"...


  10. Thank you, Stephanie, I'm sure she appreciates the compliment. :)

    If you haven't purchased any of her work, I suggest you consider it. :)

  11. Anita, it was fantastic meeting you! :) I'm looking forward to coming back. Fingers crossed for the fall. :)

    You are very welcome, my dear, well deserved! :)


  12. Paky, I agree with you, Anita makes beautiful things. :)

    The best was getting to meet her in person!

    Thank you so much for your many kind words. My daughter has been helping me with the blog, we are still tweeking it. :)

  13. Maria, yes I did! The basket is my favorite. :)

    So nice to meet you, I am now following your blog. :)

  14. De, thank you so much! :)

    It is wonderful to get to meet peeps in real time, after so much correspondence. :)

    My summer has been exceedingly awesome, but, I'm looking forward to some quiet time in September. :)

    I am so looking forward to fall and the change of seasons!

  15. Caterina, you are very sweet and oh, so polite! :) I loathe getting my picture taken! I'm trying not to care anymore!

    The trip was so worth it in many ways more than one.

    Thanks for the compliments on my blog, we are still working on it.

    You are a dear, sweet woman. Are you ready for September? :)

  16. Carol, thank you so much, I have such and affinity for pottery small and life sized!

    I still can't get over that you had your real house made in miniature, I think that is so cool!

    Yes, you are very right, I will treasure these items for a long time to come. :) Those and the memories.

  17. Thanks, Kim! :)

    I'm so glad you ran off to check out her shop!

    My one friend told me, when you find things you love, share them with your friends. Best advice ever! :)

  18. Sans! :)

    My wonderful friend! Thank you for harboring the mosquitos to post. I am so sorry dear.

    It was a good time. :)

    Have you tried putting a dryer sheet in your back pocket?

    lol, I stuck one in the back of my shirt tonight when I heard one buzzing around me. It seemed to have worked.

    So many postings you have my dear! I need a day to draw them all in. I just perused, but I have to say, I enjoy the new format, but what ever you write, I always enjoy. :)

    I will be back over to your blog to read and comment. :)

  19. Birgit, she is an amazing and quite the talented woman. :)

    True, pottery heaven! :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment. :)

    I love your blog, we have some language barrier, but your posts and pictures are always so sweet and cute, I always enjoy seeing your bears in tea cups and what have you, the garden. :)

  20. Lilla, thank you so much! :)

    Oh, my goodness, your dog is so cute! :)

  21. Dale ¡Que cerámica mas hermosa!!!

    Un abrazo

  22. ¿No es sin embargo? Anita es fabuloso trabajo. Me encanta las cosas que tengo de ella. :)


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