Shaw's very own Longview Gallery sells one of the neatest gifts of the year: ceramic vessels handcrafted to look like otherwise mundane objects. OK, so the description doesn't sound that sexy, but trust me, they're really cool. I plan to buy a few for friends and family. I think they'd make great, unique Christmas or house warming gifts this season.
First, and my favorite, are ceramic lunch bags:
Second, are ceramic gift bags (I'm not a fan of the representative display uses of these, but oh well...):
Third are ceramic tank-tops/t-shirts:
They all come in different sizes and are designed to hold water, so they can be used as flower vases.
Longview also sells a few other neat small gift items and cards, in addition to their beautiful art, so is a must-go holiday shopping destination. If you haven't checked out Longview yet, you must: it is a really high caliber gallery, and we are extremely fortunate to have it in our neihgborhood.