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wishing jar

by Eric Hendrick and Noelle VanHendrick $100.00

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Wish Upon a Jar

A fitting home for your wishes upon stars or hopes for the future, this beautiful pot invites you to record your goals and desires on paper, roll them up, and drop them in as a therapeutic exercise of collecting positive thoughts. Hand-lettered on the jar's surface is a poem about growth and renewal, meant to inspire the reader as it circles the vessel. This hand-thrown jar makes an elegant gift for a recent graduate, a newlywed couple, or anyone with big dreams.

Each inspired design is handmade and painted by Eric and Noelle Van Hendrick at the couple's Vermont studio, partially powered by methane gas from cow manure as a clean, renewable energy source. Handmade in Vermont.

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clay, glaze
5.5" H x 6" Dia.
Care: dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe.

Poem on the Wishing Jar: Dream Be...and See the New Moon...the New Day...We sow to Grow...Root to Bloom...Believe to know...the Dream of Great is made of you and me...
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Eric Hendrick and Noelle VanHendrick

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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