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Lynette Wood Phillips, Fun Stuff Pottery, Dacula, Georgia
Lynette Wood Phillips studied ceramics at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. She has given private workshops and has exhibited over the years. She also is a studio potter who has been bringing her wares to cities up and down the eastern shore for over 30 years.
Lynette’s passion for pottery lets her make comfortable and functional pots for every room in the home to enhance the pleasure of food and nourishment of the soul. She likes to produce functional pottery that brings everyone back to their earthly surroundings and their ability to create and enjoy handmade items in their daily lives.
Her wares are wheel thrown and hand built which has been designed by herself with the consumer in mind. The technique of dipping and layering multiple custom glazes onto a surface, which has been fired (bisque) to approximately 1,800 degrees, allows for many colors and designs. During the second firing, the lead free/food safe glaze reaches a temperature of 2300 degrees. This gives each piece its own identity, but also belonging to the collection as a whole.
Emily Alexander, E Alexander Designs, Oxford, Mississippi
The ideas and inspiration behind E Alexander Designs began long ago. When Emily Alexander received her degree in Textiles and Communications, she was following a long line of family members who appreciated and were involved in the artistry of textile design, including a great-grandmother in north Louisiana who was a milliner after the Civil War, an aunt and a cousin who made fine dolls and stitched clothes for them out of fur and velvet, and a mother whose beautiful and intricate quilts were bought and appreciated by many, including the First Lady of Louisiana, who displayed them in the Governor’s Mansion.
Emily grew up learning needlepoint, petit point and crewel. Later in life, her love of fine textiles and beautiful old things led her on a search for antique pillows for her own home. Trips to Europe ignited her interest in antique fabrics, and the idea was born that she would create her own pillows.
Emily now travels to France, England and Italy scouring auctions, flea markets, and antique shows in search of beautiful, old (16th, 17th and 18th century) textile pieces, such as Aubussons, tapestries, needlepoint, and toile. With each piece, she personally creates a one-of-a-kind pillow, filled with the highest quality down, backed with premium silks, velvets and linens, detailed with antique trims.
After living in southern California for 20 years, in 2014, Emily and her husband Owens moved to Oxford, Mississippi where she now continues her business and he teaches in the Business School at Ole Miss.