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I have a currently empty second shop on Etsy: GiselleNo5Ceramics.Etsy.com

If you're wondering where the name Giselle No. 5 came from: my name is Giselle and I'm the fifth-born of seven girls in my family so I'm "number five". I also chose the name Giselle No. 5 because it reminds me of Chanel No. 5 and I love nearly everything about France: the country, the language, the food, the culture, the architecture, and the fashion.

My dad has recently opened an Etsy shop: CopperDolphinStudio.etsy.com

We each have our own studio but sometimes work side by side and share ideas, tools, and inspiration. Our work is very different but I definitely can…

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  • Female
  • Joined August 11, 2010

Favorite materials

pottery clay, glazes, stamps, fabric, paper, vellum, watercolors and acrylic paint, velvet, feathers, tulle

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Vibrant Textured Pottery and Handmade Clay...

About

Subscribe to my newsletter to keep up-to-date with shop happenings: http://eepurl.com/CYJKf

I have a currently empty second shop on Etsy: GiselleNo5Ceramics.Etsy.com

If you're wondering where the name Giselle No. 5 came from: my name is Giselle and I'm the fifth-born of seven girls in my family so I'm "number five". I also chose the name Giselle No. 5 because it reminds me of Chanel No. 5 and I love nearly everything about France: the country, the language, the food, the culture, the architecture, and the fashion.

My dad has recently opened an Etsy shop: CopperDolphinStudio.etsy.com

We each have our own studio but sometimes work side by side and share ideas, tools, and inspiration. Our work is very different but I definitely can tell that I get my love of nature and handmade from my dad!

I was born in a big city in Southern California. We escaped north to the clean air of the Central Coast when I was a little girl. The heat, crowding, and pollution became a fading memory as I grew up within hearing distance of the Pacific Ocean. I moved inland as an adult but I still missed the ocean air and hearing the sound of the water every day. Twelve years later I find myself living back where I grew up, listening to the waves and breathing the air that never stopped smelling like home to me.

I am more and more in rebellion from the disposable American lifestyle. I want the things I surround myself with and use every day to have meaning and significance.

As I gain more confidence and get more comfortable with my style and abilities, I have been making things for my home and my family that are just right in a way that something mass-produced could never be. And that is what I love most about Etsy. Every day I see the most funky, quirky, adorable, unique things that express the person who made them. When you buy a wooden spoon from the dollar store, you never think about someone designing it, someone making it and packaging it. But when you buy a hand-carved wooden kitchen spoon made with hardwood by a craftsman in Germany who got that piece of wood from the forest outside his home ... That's a wholly different article, isn't it? It's not disposable, it's precious. You know the story of that spoon. Heck, depending on the person who made it, that spoon might have a NAME.

You can find me on social media to keep up with my newest designs, works-in-progress, and deals not featured on Etsy!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/giselleno5ceramics

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiselleNo5Ceramics

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/GiselleNo5

Blogger: http://giselleno5.blogspot.com

And back to my shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/GiselleNo5

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