Wednesday, March 31, 2010

This is my HeartChip!

I found this in my potato chip bag and nearly ate it. I'm glad I saved my heart chip, my little crisp heart chip. It is in MADE shop but it is not for sale.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


We like color at the MADE shop!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Reading Berks Guild of Craftsmen Spring Show

Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman Spring Fine Art & Crafts Festival at K U this weekend. Along with some student work
Saturday March 27, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday March 28, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
at the Keystone Field House
If you want to see more Great handmade items from PA makers and beyond.

Roll down the hill and check out MADE shop
277 W. Main St Hope to see you! at
MADE shop

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

EVEREMAN is every where.

EVEN at MADE shop.

You can find EVEREMAN gear.


I'm still obsessing about our Flensted mobiles - Happy Pills on this cold spring day!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Moving the studio - yikes...

We are planning on moving our studio this week to it's new home at the MADE shop. It will be a messy job. We work well in chaos but cleaning chaos is another story!

Circle Square..

I can't tell you how cool this Flensted mobile is. It is bold in shape and color, reminiscent of the Bauhaus School created by Walter Gropius at Weimar in 1919. If good stuff like this interests you, we have it at the MADE shop!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Think Easter..

Yesterday was the first day of spring and this made me think of Easter, and that made me think of all the birds that would be coming back to our yard, and that made me think of this pretty wood-fired pottery bird box by Bandana Pottery!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

It's Saturday!

Feels a little like summer today so the cool color white comes to mind. I think I will fill this vase by Bandana Pottery with big cheery flowers. Come on by when you are out enjoying the day!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Cool Off

with this delightful Keisuke Serizawa fan Pine Trees on a Beach.
One of many beautiful objects at MADE shop.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St Patrick's Day Jewelry!

you could go with this pendant with green copper riveted to a cool tagua nut, or

This more sombre ebony and green copper pendant.
Have a Green Day!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

This Just IN!

Just found out from Shawn Ireland that his 80ft tall Tenmoku candlestick was just installed in Piazza del Campo Siena, Italy. This Large three legged horse by an American in Sienna's main Piazza in anticipation of July 2nds
Palio di Siena
has caused quite a stir among the locals.

Stay tuned!

Not to mention the logistics of wood firing a 80 ft ceramic horse thing!

We sell Shawn's work and in fact have the original"model" here at MADE shop.


Monday, March 15, 2010

You See Red?

seriously - The MADE shop has the new jewelry, where you can see this pendant of vintage plastic, tagua nut (palm nut), silver and steel which has been drilled, burned and riveted! Why shop anywhere else?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

We did it! Our best ad campaign yet.

This will be a total surprise to all of you but for many many months we have been working on our most ambitious ad campaign ever - and truth be told it may be the best idea ever conceived. It would all have been impossible without the help of our team of ever loyal Sherpas and our sponsors - too numerous to mention here. Also lets not forget to thank NEPAL and its very understanding leaders that finally granted us permission to construct what you see before you. WE had to promise numerous handmade "gifts" to each and every government worker, and Sherpa involved and that may prove our only mistake!


Saturday, March 13, 2010

A Little Dotty!

What are these things?? They are felted candy-like neck pieces by Danielle Gori-Montanelli - the perfect accessory. The grey sweater I am wearing turned from boring to exciting when I added this splash of color. Available at MADE shop - only three left!

Water, Water Everywhere!

It is a rainy and blustery day outside the MADE shop. My mobile of wooden Flensted fish are very happy as they watch the sheets of water coming down while people chase their windswept hats and struggle with their inside out umbrellas! Seek refuge inside our lovely dry shop. Take something nice home!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Candlestick Maker

Shawn Ireland is determined to have people sitting down to romantic dinners every night - why else would he keep making pieces of pottery that require animals to haul around candles on their backs!


here is Dave making things!

here is Tess making things!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Snick-snack Anyone?

Whenever I want a little something to snack on while I'm waiting for dinner I pull out my trusty Shawn Ireland Snick-Snack Two- Bowl with Bird hors D'oeuvres Caddy Tray. Everything tastes better!


EVEREMAN is slowly managing to sneak his way into every crack and crevice of this Earth - even on the shelves of MADE shop!

Do you feel the love?

It's coming from MADE shop emanating from things like these Connie Verrusio earrings!

We Have Lift-Off!

David Jones had just watched a Jetson's episode before going to the studio!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I'm Lucky!

Because I get to turn this light on every night. A light with birds and leaves and flowers and Japanese paper and green copper and brown copper and dutch glass. Made by David Jones of MADE shop. Sweet day, and night dreams.

Who Let The Dog Out?

I did!
And isn't he wonderful? Bandana Pottery at MADE shop. Yes, you can take his head off and put things in his belly!

Monday, March 8, 2010


Pins like this one can only be found at the MADE shop. It comes from the creative hands of David Jones. This shield-like piece is a miniature sculpture of metals (copper, gold, silver) which have been folded, hammered, riveted and soldered. Looks like the best candy I've ever seen - yum!

Definitely deserves the title of King Pin!

Feelin' groovy

It's time to start thinking about changing out that dull black or brown purse for this - The Earth Purse. This fab bag (with lots of other choices) is made from recycled clothing, upholstery fabrics and even shower curtains. They are stylish and practical - reversible even! And now you know where to get one, MADE shop.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

This is Neil!

Neil came in today and.........

choose a FATCAP............

Neil opened his FATCAP and got....

this one!!

Another satisfied customer!
Thanks Neil!

It's the weekend!

Time to visit the MADE shop.
Clock maker?- David Jones (what a talent!)

Friday, March 5, 2010

WE sold some LOVE today.

I have had this LOVE for a year or so and today we sold the LOVE. A fan of Robert Indiana with a heavy duty cutter and some gold paint in his or her shop.

Goodbye LOVE.


MADE shop!

WE rock the design.

Reptiles sold here!

This Paul Sumner Snake likes to hang around on walls or coffee tables. It requires no feeding (just a little dusting) - the perfect pet.

Heard The News??

We have The News here at MADE shop - innovative bags, wallets and purses made from recycled newspapers. Wearing The News is one way to get attention and comment on the environment at the same time!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Things are going swimmingly

This mobile by Flensted is waiting to be fished at MADE shop! Are you biting??

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Come by to see this lovely little birdie by Bandana Pottery. We call her Miriam!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Hate to bug you......

unless it's to check out this cool bug table top sculpture! When David Jones found a danish chair with only three legs he didn't walk away thinking non-functional? No, he thought "perfectly great bug body! Seeing this great bug up close is a treat and an education - ingeniously thought out and executed - master of metal!
Available at the MADE shop (there's only one!)

Monday, March 1, 2010


Connie Verrusio has a great collection of screw earrings. They look fine on any lobe!
Oh yeah - we have them at the MADE shop!

Let's Hang - zipper pulls on the way.....

Let's hang by Aaron Meshon - cool zipper pulls. you will want one or perhaps two....