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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Meet Laura an Etsy Shop Owner

Today, I want to introduce you to Laura
Laura is from Sicily Europe.
Her shop Pietralavica really caught my eye!!
I knew right away that EVERY person really needed to see her creativity!! I love items that are different! I love art that you can wear! I love one of a kind!!!!
Laura's shop is all that and more! I am so excited about her work!
  Here we go! Get your ice tea, find a comfy spot and get ready to be amazed!
What do you sell?
I sell items made with lava stone from Mount Etna, which is located in Sicily, Italy.
Lava stone coated ceramic.
How did you get started with Etsy?
Some time ago, I had heard of Etsy. But, I was selling into a different site. I always said, "I would open the account"
A few months ago a dear friend, told me: "you have to show your stuff to the whole world, sell it on Etsy!" and I said, "why not!"
When did you get interested in making Art/Craft?
The first work, were making meatballs, I have no memory of this, my mom, every time, remembers this.
I was a really little child!
The second work I remember.
I remember because it was not very welcome .. with some crayons, I drew on the long hallway of the house. I drew cars, flowers, the sea, the sun and flying fish..!
Where does your inspiration come from?
I believe that everything that enters into us, in the form of your feeling, emotion, feeling positive and negative, is deposited somewhere inside of us, and then sprouts.
Who paints will sprout a wild shade and shadow. A music writer will write the rhythm he wanted.
I am very passionate, alive if I have emotions, I find in music, in conversation, in a feeling, in nature, in everything that surrounds me even if negative, from this I draw inspiration.
It is necessary feel good about oneself.
Who taught you or how did you learn your art form?
I actually studied to do anything else.
I studied accounting and I also attended the university.
But we see that the ceramic and the lava stone had to be a protagonists in my life.
And so I began to document, in the first experiments.
I bought a ceramic furnace.
I tried and tried, failures and the bad success, they never
demolished me.
I knew that the making of ceramics was a difficult job.
The results then arrived.
Later, I attended a course, more than anything else to know about the various materials, techniques, and try to take as much as possible from those who had experience.
Where do you see your Shop in 5 years from now?
I see him grown up, in every sense.
I currently have for sale only jewelry. I realize and have plans to offer a great variety of objects.
As elements of home decor, paintings, wall clocks etc. ..
 I should also see how things go in the short term.
How do you manage your time between Etsy and the rest of your life?

Do not do it!
Etsy really takes me so long, time, but I am who choose it.
I try to do well, and the possible.
During the day I try to do everything.
I do not have a perfect organization, something always remains to be done.
But that's okay
Is this a hobby, part-time job, or full-time job?
Is full-time job
Do you make or stock items you love, or what will sell?
I create the objects I love, but also to order.
I also made some tombstones!
 And even top bathroom sink and dishes for a restaurant.
Where else can we find you online?
I have a Facebook page www.facebook.com/gattoetna
Did you always want to have your own business?
Yes, absolutely. always, it's my life!
Any other thoughts you want to share with us?
Yes, two word on etsy.
In my opinion, you should always be yourself, put in the things that you make, your own personality.
See who is good, but do it your way.
And fun, on etsy I met so many nice people, affectionate, kind and people looking for me just to tell me "how are you" as Kate, who chose me for his blog!
I told you she would not disappoint! Let's help Laura by getting the word out about her Talent!
Thank you all for stopping in and reading!!


  1. I just browsed through Laura's shop and there are some really amazing pieces there! I love that we get to come together with artisans from another part of the world. So exiting!

  2. Wonderful post and Laura is so lovable! I have a special place in my heart for anything Italian so I am in love with her art! Visiting from the blog thread on Etsy Pickers and Sellers Team. Following you on Google+!

  3. Thank you very much, for me it was a real honor to be included in this blog really different from others.
    Kate has a big generous heart, deserves the best!
    Thanks to all of you who appreciate the Etna lava stone, and my work!
    A hug to everyone!

  4. Laura's work is amazing! I have only seen and worked with lava stone in bead form so it is really interesting to see what she has done with this part of nature!

  5. It's so nice to 'meet' other Etsians & Laura has such lovely shop and style!

  6. lovely and really original works! Great!

  7. Welcome Laura! Love your Lava Jewelry - going to check out your Shop.

  8. wonderful piece introducing Lara and her beautiful works of art - her shop is lovely - I especially like the "diy hammer kit" - :)

  9. Very nice post and introduction of Laura. Lovely shop.

  10. I was in Sicily a few years ago.. had such a great time:)

  11. Her its are beautiful! i love this fish jewelry:

    <3 from http://juliaspuellaaeterna.blogspot.com

  12. Great feature shop! It's funny she says about drawing on the hallway walls - my toddler REALLY tries to do that every chance she gets.
    Beautiful pieces you showcased.