Red Clay Announces Design Project No.4

Red Clay Home, the inventive design company uniting independent designers in an online creative community, is pleased to announce the opening of their 4th design challenge: Ceramic Illumination Project. Hosting “American Idol-”style competitions, Red Clay Home invites a community of artists to submit their designs using a selected medium – in this case clay candleholders – and then nominates winners to be featured on the site based solely on popular public opinion. Making design democratic, Red Clay Home is firing up creativity with its new line of ceramics and invites users to submit explore how candlelight might trickle, dance, glow and otherwise ILLUMINATE within and from your ceramic design.

New to the design project No. 4: in addition to the cash prices winning designers receive, all winners will receive 5% royalties of all sales of their design, and there is an extended submission period-the deadline is extended through spring, with production beginning in summer.  Red Clay’s Design Disciple, Stephanie Tourand, notes that “we are thrilled to have received the talent of so many designers to date.  We feel as though these changes, suggested by the designers, will continue to add to that talent base.”  This is the team’s second clay challenge, which continues their collaboration with Mudshark Studios of Portland, OR.

The “Illumination” theme for design project No. 4, is inspired by the breadth of candlelight, be it as an indoor glow radiating against the cold  or a midsummer’s alfresco at the “glow-asis”,  Red Clay is looking for candle holder designs, that are inspired by, but certainly not limited to votives, sticks, or hurricanes.  Three winners will be voted to the top by the Red Clay community, one “small scale”, one “large scale”, and one “free design” to encourage true creativity.  Each winner will receive $500 and 5% royalties of the sales from their designs. The winning designs will be sold as Red Clay’s exclusive collection available at a variety of retailers and www.redclayhome.com.

Tavola Trattoria


Down off the Bentonville Square, on S.E. A Street is Tavola Trattoria.  On my very first visit I got the sandwich and soup you see below.

I’ve been about 3 times since and always get the same meal because it is so good!

Not one bite left!