2.04.2014

Beautiful Hand-made Dishes and Give-away

How pretty!

Recently we visited, Debbie's friend,  
at her workshop in San Francisco.
Kristen Ivey van Digglen 
is the founder, artist and producer
of vanIvey,
hand-made stoneware ceramics.

Here are some of her drawings...

Her mother was helping her that day and their work is amazing.

This footed bowl would make a beautiful 
wedding gift or centerpiece on your table.


You can request customizations.
 She was making some of these baroque heart dishes
 for bride maids' gifts.

These personalized dog bowls were 
drying in the sun before being glazed.
Lucky dogs!

Unless taken that day at the workshop,
most of these professional photos are from vanIvey's website.
What a great serving bowl.  
I like the hand-made finish.
Debbie and Laura bought two of these 
little vases for me.
Here they are chez moi.  
I will use them for bouquets, too.

Kristen has offered a 
give-away to US residents…
 a teacup/saucer or 
a Baroque Heart dish!

To enter, visit the vanIvie shop and 
leave a comment here with your 
email address (please follow my blog) 
and
Like vanIvie on Facebook
Winner to be announced on February 11, 2014.
Thanks, Kristen for the tour.
Keep up the gorgeous,
"Made In San Francisco"
workmanship!
Good luck!
Won't your coffee or tea feel special 
out of a vanIvie cup and saucer?

Participating in

71 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous shop! I think I need that footed bowl!!

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  2. Yikes, I'm in love with Kristien's gorgeous collection. I went to her site and read about her work. It's handmade quality already feel like a heirloom! It would be so lovely in my french normandy farmhouse...

    I tried to "LIKE" her on FB but there wasn't a like button. I left her a message instead.
    I adore the heart bowl...

    I will pass her on to some friends who visit San Fran a lot. Already in my file to visit too!

    Thank you for sharing. I really enjoy knowing about people who create such beauty.
    A beautiful February to you...
    xo
    Gail
    CasualLovesElegance

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  3. Just beautiful! Thank you for introducing her work to me! Susan

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  4. How talented! I love Kristen's blue and white Laurel plate with the initial K! :)
    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  5. Oh, I love her Baroque bowls and vases, but I am smitten with the heart bowl. Beautiful pieces that seem to have a story. Thank you for sharing her art with us. My daughter will be in San Fran in March and I know she will want to check out it out. linda@truerelationships.org

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  6. How lucky are you to have been able to see this amazing artist at work! What a beautiful, talented girl Kristen is and I want it ALL! I found so many gorgeous things on her website that I would die to have, but couldn't like her Facebook page…no "Like" button…(however, it should be a LOVE button)! There aren't very many artisans these days that do this kind of beautiful work by hand and she is outstanding at what she does! Thank you for sharing Kristen and her wonderful handmade dishes with us.

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  7. I love that you can order and personalize your item! I was unable to LIKE her on FB though?

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  8. so lovely! she should start selling her sketches for framing...they are masterpieces in themselves :)

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  9. Beautiful work, and oh so very nice to see it made in San Francisco/USA. Even their back stamp is lovely… Thanks for the Giveaway, and I just followed on Instagram

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  10. Gorgeous and what a fun and inspirational day! I agree with Nancy ... the drawings are fantastic art pieces!! Will pop over and would love to sip out of one of those beautiful teacups!! xo

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous craftsmanship. I adore white dishware. What a talent. I went to her page on Facebook, but there was no like or follow button. I did follow her on Instagram though. Next time I am up to San Francisco, I am certainly going to visit her shop. Thanks for sharing her here! Arellolson@gmail.com

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  12. I love her dishware...wish I could visit her shop, too! klaszcz@us.ibm.com.

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  13. So beautiful. Liked vanIvey on Instagram. Follow your blog on Feedly. Thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway!

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  14. So pretty. It makes a difference to know those beauties are made here in the states. Love everything.

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  15. Just love these - all my dinnerware and cookware is white! Since painting the insides of my cabinets gray, any of these pieces would look fabulous in the cupboard or on the table! Thanks for sharing her gifts.

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  16. What beautiful pottery. I love the personalized plates and have bookmarked her store for my upcoming daughter-in law's birthday. Thanks for sharing this, I had not heard of her before.
    Karen

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  17. Oh my goodness these are absolutely incredible! I would love to stop in next time I am in the city!

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  18. What beautiful things, I can see the salad set on my table. Thanks for introducing her to us.

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  19. Lucky you to get see all those beautiful pieces in person! It's the kind of shop you could spend hours in I'm sure. The footed bowl is so beautiful! And the little heart-shaped dish would make a perfect gift.

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  20. Oh my.. Her stuff is just gorgeous.. I love the little tumblers ,,
    tvoyles67@gmail.com

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  21. What beautiful pieces of art-Kristen is so talented. I would love to own one...

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  22. I loved the monogrammed Fillmore mug. Thank you for another great find that I would not have otherwise known about. I liked vanIvie on FB and I'm already a follower of your wonderful blog. My fingers are crossed!

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  23. Absolutely beautiful. I've always wanted a set of white china. Great giveaway. I love your blog. Your new apartment is lovely. Beachcarr4@aol.com

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  24. What a wonderful find, thank you. Think I might be ordering a wee gift for myself. I'm a new follower of your lovely blog, have been enjoying myself as I catch up.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win a lovely piece of Kristen's beautiful ceramics.
    jodybradshaw@cox.net

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  25. Gorgeous pieces, Mary Ann. And of course I love how you used those sweet vases in your home. Always styled so beautifully!!

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  26. its all so lovely and what talent the little tumblers the plates with the monogram the footed bowl all of it thank you for the giveaway and please enter me linda m

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  27. What a beautiful display of stoneware. That was so sweet of them to offer your readers a giveaway. Please count me in. You have my email address :)

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  28. You are finding all kinds of great spots for us all to visit when we next go to SF! I love her work, unable to
    'like' on fb. renaescottmoore@gmal.com
    xx

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  29. My daily cup of tea would be made more special with such a lovely cup and saucer to use. Thanks for offering such a lovely giveaway. kellyroo3@hotmail.com

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  30. How quietly elegant her work is. I love all of the pieces. Would adore the heart bowl. - Cheryl

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  31. Her work is just stunning. I love the blues, especially the monogram plate. Thanks for showcasing her. I love to see small businesses doing beautiful things.

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  32. How beautiful and what a lovely giveaway!!! I would LOVE to share this over on The Chic Touch on our Giveaway page if that is okay with you? I will try and send you a pm from your contact information above. Just in case, my email is...info@thechictouch.com.

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  33. I love supporting talented artisans! Thanks for featuring vanIvey!! Such beautiful pieces. xoxo

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  34. What a talented artiste! Having a cup of tea in such a pretty cup makes all the difference.

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  35. Gorgeous! I'm always amazed at others' artistic talents. Thanks for sharing!!

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  36. Wow...I visited her site and drooled on everything.. and I liked her on facebook. So much prettier than machine produced! Thanks for the opportunity! PS ~ love your blog. :)

    elizabethbrock@att.net

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  37. Wow, so pretty Mary Ann! For a moment I thought that top picture was Asther de Villatte. I'll look forward to checking out her site and will follow on FB and IG. Lovely pieces! xxleslie

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  38. I would love to have a set of everyday dishes designed and created

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  39. Absolutely in love with THE YERBA BUENA COLLECTION and have liked on FB, following with Twitter

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  40. Love these dishes...so very lovely!

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  41. The custom delft pedastal bowl is my favorite. Thanks for the opportunity. I also liked on FB.

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  42. A reader from UK here, I guess I won't have the opportunity to win one of these masterpieces. I'll just admire the craftmanship from apart. Some gorgeous pieces there.
    Greetings,
    Spring Cleaner London

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  43. Such amazing workmanship! Thanks for the opportunity to see her creations.

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  44. What a lovely table this would be! Love these pieces and look forward to owning some! Thanks!
    Laura
    Lroe575852@aol.com

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  45. These are all terrific pieces! I follow you GFC and her on fb as rayray cartucci

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  46. What a talented lady...these pieces are just exquisite and those personalized dog bowls are way too cute!! I would love to win and follow you very loyally already :)

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  47. Absolutely gorgeous!!!
    Brown.dawn.e@gmail.com

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  48. These are truly exquisite!!!! Thank you for the intro, in love with that map platter!!!!!

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  49. You k now I'm already your stalker Mary Ann, will do FB later since I don't have that here at work ;-)

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  50. Stunning! Of course I follow your wonderful blog :) and I liked VAN Ivey on facebook.

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  51. what gorgeous dishes. I'd love a whole set! Love your blog and will go on Van Ivey's web and FB. Your blog is always charming and interesting!

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  52. The Baroque Heart Dish is spectacular. I love it!
    Instagram follower: amyorvin
    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  53. What beautiful pieces.Love all of her work, especially the footed bowls and the little vases on your table. I liked her on Facebook. I visit your blog often and love reading all your new posts and seeing you decorate your new San Francisco home. dsaphos@msn.com

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  54. Here's my comment!1 (as if I wouldn't have commented anyway on these gorgeous pieces!!) I'm so glad I didn't miss this post. Following? Check. Comment? Check! would love to give one of these pieces a happy home! Thanks! coral5252@gmail.com On my way to visit vanIvey! Can't wait!

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  55. Such beautiful things! And handmade, too! Wow! Thanks for sharing! I would love to drink my coffee from that teacup!
    kristen@pursuingvintage.com

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  56. What a talented artist...her pottery is gorgeous! Great give away....

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  57. so pretty! I love the mixed place settings! Gorgeous!

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  58. These are gorgeous. I love that they are made in San Francisco. She has a wonderful talent. I will like her page. Think I am already following.Wondering where to find these down here in the South Bay..

    Have a good weekend!
    Kim

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  59. I love all of te pieces would love a place setting and the footed bowl! Thanks for the give a way. I liked on FB. Annette Lewis

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  60. This is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for turning us on to this!!! I'd love a dog dish!!!!

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  61. WOW! Just gorgeous. Love this giveaway. Crazy about her products. yysgirl@aol.com
    P.S. Liked her on Facebook.

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  62. Just beautiful! Loved seeing her sketches! Thank you for introducing me to this lovely stoneware collection.

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  63. pretty things- so lovely to use and cherish!
    kathrynjdwyer@gmail.com

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  64. Nice to see someone living their dream, the style is so easy to incorporate into any décor. You find the best stuff! Thanks for sharing, Mary Ann.

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  65. I am in love with all her pieces! What amazing craftsmanship! I follow her on instagram - my id is hunterjumper007 and my email is mterhoelle@gmail.com
    I just found your blog *gasp* I know, where have I been, living under a rock? Totally in love with your style and could spend my entire day paroussing your site! Will follow for sure! Thanks for a wonderful opportunity!
    xoxo, Teresa

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  66. following your blog/liked on fb
    Love her baroque 12" dinner plates! gorgeous!!

    email- celeste@mail4me.com

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  67. Great little pieces of art to collect! Love the idea of giving for a wedding gift...
    Thanks!
    Nanetteromo@comcast.net

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  68. Loving this line! and everything hand made. xo Nancy

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