madebyva

Unique quirky handmade ceramics for every home

Melbourne, Australia | 17 Sales

madebyva

Unique quirky handmade ceramics for every home

Melbourne, Australia 17 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (8)
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Announcement    - EMBRACE HANDMADE -
I AM A WHIMSICAL QUIRKY ARTIST WHO MAKES THINGS THAT MAKE PEOPLE SMILE
FOR THE ONES YOU LOVE - UNIQUE GIFT IDEAS HERE!

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Last updated on Mar 21, 2018

- EMBRACE HANDMADE -
I AM A WHIMSICAL QUIRKY ARTIST WHO MAKES THINGS THAT MAKE PEOPLE SMILE
FOR THE ONES YOU LOVE - UNIQUE GIFT IDEAS HERE!

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MADEBYVA can bring whimsical joy and playfulness in your daily life.

ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Melbourne maker Vava originally trained in Advertising in RMIT University. She won a World Bronze medal in New York Festival Advertising Competition 2005. She made different achievements in her career in retail industry. After 10 years of working in different iconic brands, she soon realised as a traditional designer in this industry can be very miserable because retail is all about "sales & profits", people neglect the hard work as designer.
One day, she questions "be true to myself, what is the meaning of my passion in art & design? "It should be “TO CREATE SOMETHING THAT MAKES PEOPLE SMILE” says Vava.

Few years ago, she began experimenting with ceramics to express her love to her dad’s big birthday.
“ One day, dad showed me a treasure box. He kept all my handmade gift to him when I was a kid. They are things that I've forgotten too. I made him different origami card, “forever massage coupon” etc. All in a sudden, I realised as we are getting more busy as time goes by and we start forgetting since when we didn’t put some effort/time in hand-making something special to our loved ones? Dad’s big big birthday is coming, I have to make him something special! But WHAT TO MAKE?" says Vava.
" Where is my glasses?" said DAD.
"I recalled my memory that dad always looks for his glasses at home, he puts his glasses in every different spot at home. "Yes! let's do a eye-glasses keeper that can make his life easier!" Why not join a pottery workshop and make him one? Then I began with the simplest form of pottery, pinch potting, letting the clay and my hands guide different shapes, it feels like “real meditation -feel the moment, live the moment” and avoiding the urge to make them all perfect and identical. That was how I built my love in ceramics and just with my small fingers, I've been creating each simple clay and let each one become a little unique ‘person’ that can be your happiness keeper at home!" says Vava.

I established MADEBYVA for more unique unconventional ideas I have, with a more raw & handmade feel. Hoping to bring smile, joy and playfulness in your daily life.

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Last updated on Sep 7, 2017
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All of our pieces are best handwashed and handle with care.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All of our pieces will be nicely wrapped and will be put in a velvet pouch to ensure it won't be broken during delivery. We are happy to include gift wrapping and a special card to special one. Put a "note to the seller" requesting a card and gift wrap and what you would like on the card. We will include this FREE of charge.