Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Love Birds from Israel Giveaway

If you have read this blog for any amount of time, it is not hard to tell that I have a passion for art and anything unique. I love that something can be translated from a mere idea sparked by a feeling that is then brought into fruition through multiple media venues. In college one of the many art classes I took was in ceramics, and it was one of my favorite classes. Today I want to introduce you to Orly Design from Israel. Orly is a wonderful ceramic artist on Etsy whom I know you will instantly fall in love with, just like I did! Enjoy, and maybe they'll be a giveaway coming your way...just saying.

*thanks Orly for all the pics*

1. What got you started in ceramics?
My name is Orly, I’m married and a mother of 3 beautiful children. In the past 7 years we live in a moshav (village) in Israel. Since I remember myself, even as a child in my parent’s house, creation was always there. My parents had a factory for knitwear, which sold all over Israel. I understand today that my attraction to the handmade creation field started back then.

Over the years I have tried working with different materials and techniques, but once I tried ceramic – I fell in love! It’s a wonderful feeling to take a lump of clay with no shape or color and turn it into a personal, lively and unique creation. This kind of creation offers me endless possibilities. I enjoy creating sculptures, jewelry, functional and decorative items. I like to combine in my ceramic work other materials from the nature, such as rocks, wood, glass and more. During the day I spend most of my time in my studio, where I create and teach art and ceramics for kids and adults.

2. What made you decide to turn your hobby into a business?
In the past I sold my work to friends, but due to increasing demand and friends recommendations I decided to open my Etsy shop, and I got hooked! I love the exposure, support and the wonderful atmosphere in this new world.

3. What inspires you, what is your creative process?
As I mentioned, we live in a village I love the atmosphere here and I love living here. I think this is what inspires me during my days: nature, singing birds… One of the things I stared creating lately (and I just love it!), are items for weddings. I’m so excited when someone chooses one of my creations for their big day!

4. If you could have a super power what would it be?
I would love a super power that will allow me to choose how many hours will be in a single day. There are days (many of them) that 24 hours is not enough at all ... On the other hand there are days that I would be glad to finish and start a new day…

Orly has teamed up with Embellished to offer you Embellishers a wonderful opportunity to have your very own piece of Israel! These lovely Initial Love Birds pictured above are scheduled to possibly fly your way in a's what you gotta do:

1. Visit Orly Design and comment below on your favorite piece

For extra entries

2. Tweet or Facebook this Giveaway and comment the URL below
3. Be a follower of The Embellished Life and comment that you are
4. Fan Embellished on Facebook and comment below that you've joined the group

So if you take advantage of all your opportunities you will have 4 comments total to give you extra chances to win these lovely love birds! This 4 day giveaway will go on until Saturday, April 24th Midnight NYC time so hurry and get in your entry!

Bonne Chance Mes Cheries!


dnicecraft said...

Orly's items are great! I mostly liked the ceramic bowl - A pair of green love birds on a turquoise lacy pool. I wish orly good luck!

OrlyDesign said...

Thank you so much for featuring my shop on your great blog !!
Good luck everyone!


katia said...

I LOVE those birds! they are beautiful!!! i also love the A beautiful handmade ceramic brown and turquoise flowers bouquet. It s so pretty :)

henzy said...

so many wonderful peices to choose from.. if i had to pick just one i guess this one might be it

NoniBam said...

I love Orly's work - it's very beautiful. Combines a smooth finish / glaze and rough edges - special~~~

NoniBam said...

Facebooked it ;-)

Efi Warsh said...

I think all of the designs in Orly's shop are great, it’s hard to choose a favorite!
love the clean, simple, adorable designs!
My favorite item is the beige and brown ceramic rectangular platter.
Efi Warsh

Montagyoo said...

What a lovely shop! I think my favorite is the turquoise, cream, and brown bowl with bronze colored birds. I think these would make lovely soap dishes! :)

Amber said...

I'm a fan on FB too

Amber said...

I'm a follower

Amber said...

Those wedding toppers are adorable! I love all of the little bird bowls, especially the turquoise turtles that seem to be on a nest. Really precious.

yifatiii said...

I love Orly's birds ♥ They're so cute and go great on every creation she makes :)
Orly, Good luck with your ETSY shop!
♥ Yifat

LuckyMeLuckyYou said...

Yay for Orly Designs getting this lovely feature! I am in love with all of her beautiful artwork. One day when I get married I will definitely be coming to her for my cake topper.

I LOVE them all, but I would have to say that I love this one the most :)

SigalitAlacalai said...

Orly, she is a great artist!
I love her ceramic items, wish her a lot
of success

babytogo said...

I love Orly's work.
She is an axtraordinary artist!
Well done Orly:)

gitush said...

Orly, I love your art!
Great artist and such a beautiful

smallwordsdesign said...

I love "Love is Solid as a Rock." So lovely!

smallwordsdesign said...

I subscribe in a reader.

Margaret said...

THIS is quite possibly the cutest thing i've ever seen:
love her work!!!

neomi said...

I really like "Ceramic brown and turquoise heart wedding cake topper with a pair of red love birds" great color combination so beautiful!
Great articul!
Beautiful work!
No Wonder

Anonymous said...

I love orlys work!!!
Great post!
Alona (lonkoosh)

LuxuryJewelry said...

Orly,Your creations are amazing!
I love these singing birds:)
Thank you for this great post.

veroque said...

I love everything, but if I must choose one, it would be
Good luck:)

Tasi said...

Talented artist and great article!
I love the kissing birds!

schickimickis said...

I love love love Orly's designs!
the love birds are just magnificent... you gota fall in love with them :) I especially love the ones in the second pic!
gona tweet and facebook
Orly you are the best!

Ilana Barak said...

I love them all. But have to choose one. So it be:
Good luck!
Ilana Barak

Anonymous said...

dear orly
i love your shop , i love the Ceramic turquoise and brown bowl with a pair of red love birds.
keep on doing!!!!

Michelle Elisabeth said...

Lovely, lovely work. It was a hard choice, but I picked: Ceramic shiny golden love birds standing above beautiful turquoise and blue pool (for my nightstand to place jewelery in!

(I just became a follower!)

luckxury said...

Maxim!! All are So nice, HARD TO FIND THE WORDS TO DESCRIBE HOW LOVELY THOSE BIRDS ARE, IT IS REAL ART FOR ME. I love the heart wings of the love birds... Wow, such a great home decor cameo!

Anonymous said...

love it

Tali said...

Maxim! I love all of those creations! Orly is a wonderful artist and love birds expert. I mostly love the birds with hearts wings. A real home decor cameo.

Tali said...

love it

Anonymous said...

love it!

Anonymous said...

I love orlys art. This is a real unique personal language. Especially I love the birds with the heart wings. A real home decor cameo.

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