AfterthefireCeramics

Handmade vintage bottles to pretty up your home.

Gainesboro, Tennessee 35 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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AfterthefireCeramics

Handmade vintage bottles to pretty up your home.

Gainesboro, Tennessee | 35 Sales

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Tracey Young

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Tracey Young

Announcement    Welcome to August, bees, beekeepers and honey fans! We have had lots of rain here in Tennessee this summer. A nice rain, sometimes daily; with short showers that keep the flowers blooming and bees happy. While August is normally a month that requires feeding, currently all hives have plenty of honey. The husband is clearing land on our property to expand our apiary next year, Lord willing.

My primary Etsy shop work has been handmade slip cast vintage bottles for your home. Why vintage? It takes us back to a time when honeybees were, well, everywhere!

I currently partner with two shops showcasing my retro and humorous beekeeping themed graphics (even a pollinator series) on their pins, buttons, magnets, mirrors. AND...drum roll...pill/trinket boxes. (I'm thinking of friends opening their trinket boxes to find honeybee friendly seeds to plant.) Great ways to brighten a beekeepers day...especially those new "beeks".

Just visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/Thefaerywatcher?ref=shop_sugg§ion_id=22697163
These make great "thinking of you and your bees" gifts.

Having problems finding my buttons? Convo me and I will happily link you to my latest designs.

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Last updated on Aug 3, 2019

Welcome to August, bees, beekeepers and honey fans! We have had lots of rain here in Tennessee this summer. A nice rain, sometimes daily; with short showers that keep the flowers blooming and bees happy. While August is normally a month that requires feeding, currently all hives have plenty of honey. The husband is clearing land on our property to expand our apiary next year, Lord willing.

My primary Etsy shop work has been handmade slip cast vintage bottles for your home. Why vintage? It takes us back to a time when honeybees were, well, everywhere!

I currently partner with two shops showcasing my retro and humorous beekeeping themed graphics (even a pollinator series) on their pins, buttons, magnets, mirrors. AND...drum roll...pill/trinket boxes. (I'm thinking of friends opening their trinket boxes to find honeybee friendly seeds to plant.) Great ways to brighten a beekeepers day...especially those new "beeks".

Just visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/Thefaerywatcher?ref=shop_sugg§ion_id=22697163
These make great "thinking of you and your bees" gifts.

Having problems finding my buttons? Convo me and I will happily link you to my latest designs.

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My name is Tracey Young. I earned a BFA from the Appalachian Center for Craft in December 2011 and began keeping bees in April 2012.

I share my studio and kiln yard with my husband, two champion mousers, the spirits of two dobermans and thousands of bees.

Influenced by a 75% colony loss in the Spring of 2015, I began slip casting pint size vintage milk bottles adding iron based decals.

I learned that milk containers, used for advertising in troubled times; from victory slogans in World War II, to finding missing children in the 1980’s, would be the perfect canvas for me to communicate the plight of honeybees.

Although I am primarily a teapot hand-builder, these slip cast milk bottles have become my main body of work. As a second career potter, I spent my younger years as a lady draftsman for the glass machine and then plastic container industry. Combining past and present job experience, along with first hand knowledge of an apiary, brings me to this new, creative niche.

Buy a milk bottle (or two). Plant wildflowers. Save the bees.

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