Thursday, June 9, 2011

Modern Stripe give-a-way!




 
 Well, over the course of the past 2 months since I launched the colour-wheel version of my Modern Stripe Bottle vases, I've had a few 'seconds' come out of the kiln.  It's to be expected, it's ceramics after-all. There's a lot that can go wrong at any stage of the process:  a small pinhole here (notice the small dot in the green and blue stripes above- must mix slip longer!!), a bubble or mottled glaze texture there (orange glaze isn't as smooth as it usually is- too close to the elements? or what??) or a line that's gone a little off course.  And unfortunately for me, the more vases I make, the more little nuances about the work I end up having to sort out.
Sooo, my loss, your gain- I don't have the heart to throw out these vases.  Some may end up being sold as 'second's' on my Etsy shop, and others I've already given away to friends and family, however, there are 3 in the studio that I feel warrant a give-a-way on my blog.  Just to thank you for stopping by, for the comments, the encouragement and the feed-back along the way. 
So, please, post a comment.  If you feel inclined, become a follower or 'like' the dahlhaus art facebook page and you can add another comment or 2 to the list to increase your chances.  No biggy though...
I'll randomly pick 3 winners next Thursday, June 16 sometime.
Thanks for stopping by and good luck!



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SadieAnne said...

Hey Heather, just 'liked' your art page on FB!! Beautiful not-quite-perfect vases!!

Sadie Hoffarth

amy h said...

Lovely! Please put me in the drawing.

amy h said...

And I already had liked your FB page, so I just shared your giveaway FB post with my friends list.

Nadia said...

What a beautiful giveaway, I love your work! I know it might sound weird, but I actually prefer handmade things to have little imperfections, because it shows that there is a real human being behind the work. These are just as beautiful as - if not more beautiful than - your "perfect" items....

Erin Poettcker said...

These are so great! I'd love to put one on my windowsill!

Nadia said...

..also I "like" you on facebook!

judithvoth said...

as you know I am a big fan of your work! as sisters we buy something from your collection when we turn forty! so, i need to wait two more years for my dahlhaus b-day gift!

Naomi said...

Fingers crossed :)

Helen said...

imperfections = character
I would love to win a vase!

arteriole said...

"Imperfection is beauty" - Marilyn Monroe

I couldn't agree more!

Here's hoping one of these lovely unique vases will be on my shelf...

Carolyn said...

I love when you have give-a-ways! Here's hoping!! =)

Katie said...

Oh I love these, fingers crossed! I liked your facebook too.

Donmarie said...

I love all of your work and the seconds just add character..ps, already Like you on facebook.

donna said...

I would be thrilled to win a second. your work is gorgeous!

donna said...

I just "liked" your FB page. Love the vases. Love your work. cheers.

Sarah said...

such great colors - I'd love to win any of them!

Jenny said...

so pretty! I would probably never notice the imperfections.

Tara Lauren said...

Such great pieces! i would be happy to showcase one in my home!

phdiva said...

How lovely! Please put me in the giveaway.

rebekah drey said...

I am glad I found your blog. I have seen your vases around the interweb lately, and they are absolutely beautiful. They are perfectly my style! Ceramics is not a medium that comes easily to me, so I have a lot of respect for talented folks like you!

Robyn said...

great giveaway! they look perfect to me. :)

rebekah drey said...

I liked your page on facebook!

Patti Stirk said...

Just received my indigo striped bottle vase and ADORE it. Also really appreciate your hand written note and tiny envelope. For some reason I can't part with it and it's still sitting here on my desk. Cute lil owl print & personal note. Thanks for that!

Nothing would look better next to my indigo than that sweet orange bottle.

Still think you need to do kitchen cannisters, stripes please....

Keep up the awesome work!
Patti in York, PA

Maayan said...

love the perfection of imperfection...

dot and dash said...

Thanks for sharing, Heather. Your work is beautiful!

Stephanie said...

I'm a big admirer of your work, my heart warms every time I see it!

Miz said...

Those vases are so beautiful!

xo Miz

anneb said...

Lovely vases! We don't have any and are just using mason jars (which I do love).

Miz said...

I am now also following your page.

Michaela said...

Love the colors of the vases! so beautiful! would have never noticed the defects... lovely.

Ilaria Chiaratti said...

Beautiful blog, lovely giveaway! I love your style.

Alicia said...

I love your vases and I'd love to win one! :)
Alicia

yilin said...

these vases would go perfect in any home! (: here is a comment and a fb look to express my ♥ for your art!

Erin Adams said...

I love these!! They would so have a good home with
me!!!!

Nettie said...

I totally agree with Nadia, I love little imperfections....they make it so much more human. I totally dig the colors you used on the vases.

Nettie said...

Oooh, I also facebook liked you.

kamielandodille@hotmail.com said...

Ooh, so beautuful. I go for it!

Émilie said...

Very beautiful! I would love to display one in my apartment!

UmberDove said...

Glazes are a tricky beast - That much is true! But I wholehearted support giving them a seconds chance and LOVE the generosity behind the giveaway!

m-l-e said...

These are beautiful. THank you for hosting such a fun giveaway! (oh, and please pick ME!)

Melissa R said...

so pretty. I'm glad Poppytalk brought us here!

MagicMarkingsArt said...

What a great idea for those buggy little problems - which every artist comes across every now and then. I am a collector of seconds (other peoples "throw aways") and would be thrilled to add your delightful "imperfects" to my collection.

Thank you for steering me in this give-a-way idea. And congratulations on all of the work that comes out a little more perfect.

Stina G said...

These are adorable!! Very retro looking which I'm super into right now. I'd be pleased as punch to own one!

Knotted Nest said...

Love your shop! I think the little dots and minor inconsistencies are great! They remind me that it was lovingly handmade :)

Stina G said...

Liked your fb page!

arounna said...

love these vases
thanks for the giveaway heather!

Lise B said...

I love your perfect unperfect vases, and would love to win one!

Kelly said...

Beautiful! I just discovered your blog and I love your work! I'd love to be entered into the drawing.

Melissa Chao - To Boldly Fold said...

How generous! Thanks for giving away such beauties! I'd love to be added to the drawing, and heading over to like your fb page.

vulnerablepulp.com said...

your vases are gorgeous. i am so excited about this giveaway! Thank you.

amy said...

I've admired your work via your etsy shop for a while now. I'd love to win a vase; they are so lovely.

Becca said...

Oh! I've loved your vases since I first stumbled upon them on etsy. You're style is really wonderful, and even your "imperfect" pieces seem perfect to me.

katie s. said...

oh i've been admiring your vases - i would be so thrilled to have a second!

Becca said...

I liked your facebook page :)

Yael said...

I love these! So cute! Would love to have one (or three!) and I know exactly where I would put it in the new house we're moving into July 15. We're making display shelves for the dining room out of beautiful old drawers and I want one to have several cute vases... :)

susie said...

Some people got skills, some are appreciators. I fall into the appreciator category. Your work is truly inspiring.

Melissa said...

I already swooned on your FB page, but it's worth saying again: I love your work! The choice of colors and forms are just perfection. I'm also pretty sure I've now got great ideas for gifts for my sister-in-law, too. Score!

Jennifer Marie said...

How terrific! This is the first time I've seen your work- it's beautiful! I'm in love! Thanks for sharing your mistakes :)

Rachelle Roberts said...

Hi Heather! Again love seeing your work all over! Beautiful. Hi Erin Poettker!

christinecho said...

J'adooooooooooooooooooooooooooooore

Crystal said...

They are still beautiful, as is the rest of your work!

Mandy said...

I looooooove these!

Chantel I. said...

Even your imperfect vases are absolutely beautiful. What a great idea to hold a giveaway for them!

Simply Sara said...

I love the blue vase, very pretty!!!

simplysara83@gmail.com

Simply Sara said...

I am a new follower of your blog!!!

simplysara83@gmail.com

Simply Sara said...

I like your Facebook page now too!!

Sara Haga Gore

Donna said...

Your vases are lovely!

Marisunnychan said...

Imperfection is what makes the world go round! Lovely colors, lovely work, yreat giveaway!

Anna Blair said...

Wow, these are gorgeous. And I wouldn't have noticed those little imperfections if you hadn't pointed them out!

jenna said...

oh, these are so sweet!

m. said...

fingers crossed!

ali said...

like like like!

ali ward

randall claire said...

Beautiful! I'd love one!

Julie Wasson said...

beautiful. would be great on my table with flowers. I am giving a discount at my etsy shop this week if you want to look. tidbitsnscraps.blogspot.com

Jess said...

Oh wow, these are beautiful. I'd love to win one, perfect or not!

alwalden said...

love these vases! would love to win the give-away!

Jess said...

And I've "liked" your facebook! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Sophie said...

Lovely! Please put me in for the draw!

Leah said...

i heart your work!

meL said...

you are an inspiration!

Leah said...

and, I just "liked" your work :)

Stacy said...

Fantastic and beautiful vases for summer! I'd love a chance to win! :) Absolutely love your work!

Meg said...

These are gorgeous! Keep up the awesome work, and a few seconds as you go along.

♡Shayla♡ said...

I would love one of these little dears in my house! How lovely. sign me up!
:)

Leia said...

would love to be in the drawing for an "imperfect" vase! been an admirer of these vases and would be thrilled to finally own one!

Amber said...

Your work is beautiful! I would love to bring one of these beauties home.

Amanda said...

The imperfections are what make them special, I want one.

Tuia said...

I adore these! I would love to win :)

Chrissykat said...

Cool thanks! And perfection is overrated anyway! :)

Heather said...

I almost like them better since they're not perfect... almost :)

heyshay.com said...

I saw your vases on another blog, and I fell in love on the spot. Even with minor "flaws," they are things of beauty. I "liked" your page as well.

Thanks,

Shay Q

ok son said...

these are darling... and i liked your FB page! :-)

Claudia said...

wow, beautiful piece of art! they are simply perfect :)

Vintage Appeal said...

stunning! love the mint green one! They're wonderful!

Bekka said...

This is great! So glad you aren't throwing them away, one would look beautiful in my home!

Jodi said...

Fabulous idea! So pleased they are not going into the landfill!

Cate said...

Your work is so lovely! Thanks for the give away.

Linda Starr said...

odds are still better than the lottery and winning would great, woulld love one of the vases, thanks for the opportunity.

Dolan Geiman said...

We featured your work and table on Poppytalk Handmade on our blog a few weeks back. Delighted to be entered for the giveaway! We're Facebook fans, too!

Amanda said...

love your vases!

chloé said...

I love these. They are perfectly imperfect.

Lindsey said...

Really beautiful vases! Just heard of your site from Poppytalk.

Modern Buttercup said...

Those are beautiful vases! In my opinion, they are better with imperfections- it adds character. :)

KeddyJo said...

Beauty is in the imperfections!

Peggy said...

These are absolutely lovely! Thank you so very much for being willing to share. The slight imperfections make them all the more appealing!!

Annie said...

Very pretty.

Peggy said...

I just liked your art page on FB... I've seen you on Poppy Talk a number of times but was having issues problems with FB until now.

Sarah Wilson said...

Love these...and even more with imperfections!

ally said...

They're beautiful Heather
So glad I found you!

laruelapalooza said...

Wow soooo many comments! I still consider them perfect! I love little imperfections like that. It just means they're handmade. Keeping my fingers crossed!

lesley [smidgebox] said...

oh, i just love these vases. so so gorgeous. i've had one of your poppy mugs for a while now and i absolutely love it. i've also had my eye on one of these vases for my new kitchen, our accent colour is orange ;)

thanks for the chance :)

angela z. said...

sign me up for cuteness!

lesley [smidgebox] said...

and, i also liked you on facebook. didn't know you were there or I'd have liked you earlier! ;)

leah said...

I'd be thrilled to add your delightful "imperfects" to my collection...

leah said...

I like you on fb... what's not to like...

Jen said...

I have a foster cat; I'd love to add a foster vase to my collection!

J Jordan said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

sara.k said...

what a lovely idea! these "imperfect" beauties definitely shouldn't go to waste. i know i would love one!

xo

sara.k said...

i also "like" you on facebook :)

robe said...

so beautiful - makes me smile :)
thank you!

Catherine said...

I'd love one of these!

+++

I just found your work via poppytalk - what a great discovery!

bruns said...

i don't think these are imperfect at all! they just have character as handmade items often do and should.

Lucy Kagan said...

Clearly, you care a lot about your work and can notice every little thing that makes them different! We love them with our without the spots, and I'd love to have one of these little sweeties!

Fran said...

So lovely!

Hannah said...

Beautiful work!

Hannah said...

I'm also following on Facebook.

ro-grammie said...

wowie!!

I love the orange one. Feel free to pick me!

Heather.Foster@kp.org

Megon and Julie said...

thanks so much for the opportunity! these are beautiful!!
--julie
restlessheartscrafts@gmail.com

Megon and Julie said...

I'm a new blog follower!!
--julie
restlessheartscrafts@gmail.com

Bianca said...

Oh you are so generous, thank you. I love your vases and featured them on my blog a while back: http://mikiodesign.blogspot.com/2011/03/dahlhaus-ceramics.html

Would love to win one of them!

Anne Magee said...

Oh, wow! I would love to own one of your beautiful vases... it would look fantastic next to the mug I already own! :) Thanks for the opportunity!

Andrée Lachapelle said...

Your vases are simply stunning: I'm in love! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

seeks said...

They're lovely! Thanks for the chance at a giveaway. :)
Sneakfuzz at hotmail dot com

Andrée Lachapelle said...

I follow your blog (well, I just started to follow you!) and tweeted about your giveaway - http://twitter.com/MissAndree

Thanks again for doing this -- your work is amazing!

kimber said...

love your work, and the entire glaze color palette, thanks for the chance to own one!

Melanie said...

Absolutely love the vases!

Roxanne! said...

These are spectacularly beautiful. Excellent work, imperfections and all!

jenmaree said...

Wow, these are beautiful!!

slowe said...

these are such lovely pieces, seconds or firsts. :)

Lisa Tyree said...

Beautiful !!! I love them so muchh

Colene said...

Ooh nice giveaway...crossing fingers :)

Marisa Midori said...

I've been looking for some great vases and love yours very much! Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

fruzsi said...

Wow this is happening right on my birthday (truly, I promise!) And what a special thing it would be to be the lucky winner of gorgeous little vase!! Liked you on FB! :)

SewTrashy said...

so pretty!

islandartiste said...

Absolutely love your work. Yeay give aways

joolee said...

yes please! any blemish would just add character to your fabulous work. :)

joolee said...

i "liked" you on FB!

joolee said...

please oh pretty please pick me - i'm now your newest followa! :)

Iva said...

I like your work!

greetings from Czech Rep.=)

Jill said...

I wish I had your bravery, something about fire and breakable things just doesn't quite mix with me (: I love your color choices

Ara said...

Yay! I'd love to win this vase!

karen said...

I say these just have more character! Love them.

Eloise said...

Imperfections are what makes life interesting, and your vases are exceedingly pretty! It's lovely that so many of us would like to give one of them a special spot in our homes! This was a happy surf from poppytalk!

Maria B. of Seattle said...

I adore!

mckenzie said...

fingers crossed!

S I L V A N A said...

Wow...lucky us!!! so here I am for the drawing!! "Like" button has been pushed and now I keep my fingers crossed. Thanks for the opportunity! Cheers ;O)

Zoe said...

These are beautiful even with their imperfections! And honestly, the imperfections as it is are so small you barely even notice.

Katy said...

Perfect Imperfections! Adds to the charm of something hand crafted! These awesome! Love the colours!

lazy said...

Please enter me into the drawing as well, I've been eyeing your beautiful things on Etsy for a while.

Sofia said...

these vases are gorgeous, I would love to give one a loving home!

ib said...

Wow! I really liked the vases- very retro like!
Fingers crossed!

Lovely World said...

Thank you for the chance to own one of your beautiful vases. I found you through Poppy Talk! Maribeth

bananenblatt said...

your vases remind me of swedish design like stig lindberg or cathrine holm - which i like a lot! wish you all the best!

brie said...

I love, love, love your vases. If I don't win one of these I plan on getting one eventually.

Danny and Liese said...

these vases are still gorgeous!

Meghan said...

I spotted these time ago whilst reading a blog and they always stood out for me. I love the orange one and the strange thing is I was thinking about them today before I saw this post!

kjl said...

i've been seeing a lot of your work on blogs lately, so cute! thanks for the giveaway! :)

kjl said...

I liked dahlhaus art on FB!

Anonymous said...

I'd be absolutely thrilled to have one of these pieces - imperfections included!

Laura said...

ooh! pick me please!

Molly Smith said...

Beautiful, just stunning pieces!

Ellen said...

I reaaaally like those vases! (Although I like the green and the orange ones best ;-))

Stephanie R. said...

i LOVE all of your work, and wish i earned more money so i could fill my house with dahlhaus. :) thanks for such a stellar giveaway! your seconds are definitely firsts in my mind.

Stephanie R. said...

i've been a fan on facebook for quite awhile! :)

Jordanna said...

I have been craving one of your beautiful vases for ages, and these "imperfect" ones are perfect! Thanks for the giveaway.

It's All Happening said...

Ohh yummy!!! Thank you thank you!! :)
Susanna

oldnorthstate said...

I adore these vases and their imperfections! The orange would look particularly lovely in my new home!

szkent said...

I just perused your etsy store and damn your work is GORGEOUS!

Tina Ramchandani said...

These are just gorgeous! I would love love love to win! And I know exactly where they would go, on my new desk in my new home office!

Tina Ramchandani said...

I also liked you on Facebook!

curlygirlpress said...

I often enjoy the little blips that come out in Artist's work, as "proof" of sorts that items are indeed handmade and bear the mark of our human mistakes. And I bet you're the only one who would truly notice these tiny mistakes! I would be honored to add one of these vases to my home. Count me in!

BGI Fellows said...

count me in too, your work is wonderful!

Janna said...

Hey Heather, I'd love to come see your studio while I'm up for the month. Is it an open-for-visitors kind of studio?

Janna

Erin Dollar said...

your work is so lovely! if i win, this will be the prettiest vase i own! thanks for sharing your beautiful work with all of us.

MissMarissaLynn said...

I love the simple shape and design of these bottles. I'm on my way to check out more of your work on Etsy!

Katie G said...

Yay! I can currently only afford to win things!

Itty Luxe said...

Love your work. I studied ceramics in college but haven't done anything with clay since. Im inspired would love to have a piece by you.

bheuer said...

Yes please!!

Allison said...

love those!! so beautiful even with the flaws! I would love to have one!!

Allison said...

o and i just "liked" you on facebook!

Julie @ my tiny bookworm said...

Great giveaway! Your vases are lovely!

Katherine said...

I've enjoyed your blog and work on etsy since I discovered your work on Granville Island a couple of summers ago. One day I'll have a vase or mug!

bklopst said...

Great give away, love your vases!

Daisy said...

I recently had a birthday and thought about getting myself one of these, but couldn't choose a color! It would be happy for one to choose me instead as a belated birthday gift!

Amy said...

i have been eyeing these vases for weeks (and weeks and weeks) - they are truly unique and very special. i've got my fingers crossed, so nice of you to do a giveaway :)

amy

email: afieldtrip@gmail.com

Charlie said...

liked your FB page.

Charlie said...

beautiful work, glad I found you through poppytalk.

Marissa said...

I've ooohed and aaaahed over these vases for a while... how lovely it would be to win them! I find that it's actually better to bring things into my home that are slightly imperfect already, because it seems that as soon as they get here something happens to them. It's less heartbreaking if they were not perfect to begin with, and I think they're still just as beautiful that way :)

The Gallery Gal said...

I just started following your blog and Facebook. I love your work and have seen it at Glitz in Winnipeg and would love the opportunity to win a piece!!!
Thanks,
Jenny Tasker

Modern Buttercup said...

I hope I win one! The style is very unique and would look great on a desk or windowsill...

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