Yarn Bowls, strong and lovable & Shawl Pins

Vancouver, British Columbia

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Note from shop owner Happy Holidays Everyone
I will be back in the New Year!

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Last updated on 01 Dec, 2022

Happy Holidays Everyone
I will be back in the New Year!

Nancy Walker

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Nancy Walker


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About TalkingClay

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On Etsy since 2013

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a little Serendipity, a Lot of Happiness

How it all Started ~
My daughter, Amanda Kaffka, is a talented knitter/designer [] and I’m a potter who loves to knit and we are great friends (I know .....Lucky me) so we headed off together to the Seattle Vogue Knit Live in April (2013). A week before we left I had the idea to make a few shawl pins using my favourite fine porcelain and copper wire (I used to be a jeweler). I made up a handful of Pins and brought them to the conference just to see what might happen. We attended a great lecture about making a business in knitting by Trisha Malcolm, the Vogue Knitting magazine editor. After her talk, I went up to her with my little collection of pins just to ask her if she thought these were pursuing. Well, long story short. She was totally excited about them! Enthused, I got right to work in my pottery studio making Talking Pins, Pins that have uplifting, thoughtful messages. And Trisha Malcolm featured them in Vogue Knitting.
and my knit designer daughter Amanda Kaffka's Etsy shop is The Crafty Jackalope

Shop members

  • Nancy Walker

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I have been working, exhibiting and selling Ceramics for 33 years. Living on the west coast of Canada inspires my art. I teach Tai Chi, Qigong and love to Knit.

Shop policies

Last updated on 23 January, 2023
Welcome! I am a potter at heart who has fallen in love with knitting, so naturally my 2 passions have met. Function and Whimsy infuse all my work. What ever I make is unique and unusual.
You can see my Pottery Studio work here:
I have a knitting blog here:
For the Love of Making!

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Last updated on 06 May, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Can I put anything other than yarn in my yarn bowl?

Yes, here are some ideas: You can place a small contained arrangement of flowers, or a contained tealight. When not in use, your yarn bowl is a work of art to place anywhere.

Is this yarn bowl strong?

Yes. It is make from a strong porcelain clay and high fired. I advise using it on a table or on a rug on the floor.

Custom and personalised orders

Yes, it's one of my favourite things to do, to work with you choosing an animal. I have made Lamas, particular dogs and cats, and even a moose. (custom orders are $25.00 extra and have a different delivery time than the ready made yarn bowls)

How well do there ceramic bowls ship?

I go the extra mile to pack my yarn bowls with extra cushion. I know that they will be tossed around during the journey to your home. Everyone has arrived safe and sound ~