Yesterday I received a BEAUTIFUL package from Kentia of Terre Ferme Pottery in Alberta. I was anticipating something lovely but it is spectacular! I had to share my entire experience with you!
I stumbled upon Terre Ferme in December I think it was on Instagram. I truly have no idea how I did but there it was – this gorgeous account filled with so much functional art work! After reading her bio I knew this was someone I most definitely wanted to follow!
Kentia has a delightful online presence. She takes the time to connect with and interact with her followers. It’s not easy to keep up with the oodles of comments, questions or DMs but she somehow does!
Her pieces are so unique – textured, full of delightful images, rich in colour and story. I have followed all of the shop updates watching as the wonderful works are snagged quickly but hadn’t had the opportunity to get that perfect for me piece.
As luck and timing would have it about a month ago Kentia opened up a very limited pre-order for her Canadiana mug (Look for the story on the Terre Ferme IG!) that I happened to catch! This mug captures the outdoorsy Canadian vibe perfectly and I was drawn to it the moment I saw it. I knew this was a piece I was meant to own and I was so happy to secure one.
The time flew by as this custom beauty was constructed and before I knew it, it was en route to me! I was thrilled to bits to learn I would soon get to see this mug I have admired – in person! It would be mine to enjoy a morning coffee or afternoon tea!
Yesterday when I picked up the package from the post office I noted the sweet Terre Ferme sticker on the side and the suitable Fragile label so the postal workers would know it is of delicate matter.
I opened the box as soon as I got home and in it sat another box tucked in brown paper to keep it from sliding. The inner box had a sweet ribbon around it and there was the loveliest thank you note. Inside nestled in packing peanuts was the mug hugged tightly with strong bubble wrap and a final layer of adorable dragon fly tissue, taped with lily pad washi to cradle this precious cargo. A balance of beauty and practicality this package was.
I unwrapped all of the layers and there it was – this stunning work of art. All mine to love and use. I am so thankful.
I have a strong passion for owning purposeful things built and made with care by fellow makers. Pottery is just that – so useful and those who create it do so with love. Kentia of Terre Ferme Pottery builds her pieces with intention and kindness and it shows.
If you love art that you can use as much as I do pop on over to the Terre Ferme Instagram and take a look at all of her creations! You won’t be disappointed!