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Pigeon Toe Ceramics turns Mason jars
into charming votives and planters

May 10, 2010 |  6:48 am
Kerr_lantern copy

Kerr_planterLisa Jones, the owner and designer of Pigeon Toe Ceramics, got a bright idea from dark economic times.

Inspired by "Depression-era aesthetics,"  the potter from Portland, Ore., hand-cast porcelain versions of vintage Kerr Mason jam jars to use as hanging votives at her own wedding. 

The translucent, unglazed pieces cast a romantic light for her big day and  proved so popular that she also created a version without the black galvanized wire handle that can be used as a small planter, right.

A larger pickle-size jar serves as the basis for indoor pendant lamps.

The planters and candle votives shown here measure 3.5 inches tall by 2.5 inches wide and cost $28 and $32 respectively at Show in Los Feliz.

Jones' 8-inches tall by 4-inches wide Mason Jar pendant lights come with an 11 foot cord and inline switch and can accommodate a 40-watt bulb. They  are $108 on Pigeon Toe Ceramics' Etsy page.

-- David A. Keeps

Photo credits, from top: Alicia Carrier, Lisa Jones

Corrected: An earlier version of this post said the top photo was taken by Lisa Warninger.

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