gratitude ceramic mirrorby Eric Hendrick and Noelle VanHendrick
- the story
To See, or Not To See?
When you leave home in the morning, that final check in the mirror can either make or break your day. Put more pep in your step by surrounding your reflection in the beauty of this mirror, and you're bound to leave feeling like Narcissus (if you leave at all). The fairest of them all, this mirror is custom made in clay by husband and wife duo Eric Hendrick and Noelle Van Hendrick and inscribed with unique poetry to create a special place in your home. Handmade in Brookline, Vermont.
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- Item ID
- Made from
- glass, clay
- 12" L x 12" W x 2" H
- Mirror reads: "Gratitude...growing..every moment...for me... my body...my temple...my home...my reflection...For my spirit...my projection...my reflection. Love...for the story...the one story... universe...the story I create...beautiful me...you...we are...I am..."
- the maker
Eric Hendrick and Noelle VanHendrick
As newlyweds, Eric and Noelle decided to pursue their artistic passion, and put all of their gift money toward buying red clay for their handmade creations. Unfortunately, the clay they received didn't perform like it was supposed to. "It was bad," says Noelle. "We couldn't attach spouts or handles, and glazes wouldn't stick! We were bummed." Fortunately, the two carried on and have continued to share their gift for joyful ceramics.
Looking for solutions to their red clay dilemma, the couple dreamed up new ways to approach their craft by watching Tim Burton movies. "[We were] watching The Nightmare Before Christmas and bang! Clay Jack O' Lanterns without glazes [or] attachments [were born]." The duo had so much success with their charming Halloween lanterns that they bought more red clay--with a plan, this time--and sprung a patch of clay pumpkins as the hallmark of their collection.
"That was over 10 years ago," she said. "Lesson learned: Sometimes you must be crafty to get things done." collection
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