Linda Vroegindewey is a potter who produces a variety of objects, but the things that caught my attention are pull toys shown at Stifel & Capra in Falls Church. She is in the “whimsy” category on Etsy.
“Linda Vroegindewey's Profile
Training and Education
Southwest School of Arts and Craft
San Antonio, Texas
Creative Clay Studio
Sanibel Island, Florida
Exhibitions, Sales and Juried Shows
Clay Ole 2003, 2004
SWSAC Juried Show 2004
SWSAC Juried Show 2005
Empty Bowls 2003-2005
Clay Connection 2007
Clay Connection 2010
Watson McRae Gallery
Stifel and Capra, Art For Your Wonderful Life - present”
People who enjoy ceramic whimsy items often drive hundreds of miles to find them. If you live in the DC area, they are right at hand. These toy-like items prompt memories of my visiting my grandmother when I was a child. She didn’t have a lot of toys around, but managed to bring out objects that my brother and I could play with.
One was a McCoy pottery frog planter (without the plant). Another was a pair of wooden shoes carved by my great uncle who was a woodworker.
Anyway, if we had access to pull toys, I think that would have been fun.
When the kids aren’t looking, you could pull them around yourself. They make a great sculpture for interior design.
Stifel & Capra
260 W Broad St Falls Church, VA 22046