Yes, I work with Ptah, He is my foremost deity. I could talk about Him all day.
I am a crafter, and I think the kindred spirits of creative-types is something that helped bring us together. Everything I make - words or fibers or something new - is made in His name, and each project is His way of teaching me something new about myself. Knitting is a long lesson in patience and the glory that is imperfection. Writing is a segment on the power of heka. Even projects made for/with other gods all are His. I think those gods respect that. As I said, He is my foremost.
Ptah as I know Him is a quiet god. He is the embodiment of that moment when it is pitch black outside, and you are working feverishly, alone in the dark, with a single light hanging above your head. His is all that intensity and passion, all that focus and drive. When He uses words, they are succinct. Multiple worlds of meanings live in the briefest of sentences. More often, it is a smile. When I can see His face (which is hard, my visual ability is not very strong), He has the most expressive eyes. Subtle might be Ptah’s middle name. I’m not sure. ;)
In my case, He has been very active in my life (mildly worrisome. The more gods meddle, the more They eventually want). Many people who work with Ptah mention Him as being a background figure. I see that in Him: He makes things, and lets them do what they want, solve their own bugs. But I don’t see Him as a fully distant creator. He gives as much as He gets, imo. When you’re an odd god, you have that luxury. It’s different than say, Sekhmet, His wife, who is likely getting hundreds of “emails” a day. He might have a smaller support staff (I’m not sure).
I have to admit, I have recently considered learning a trade (far more practical than going back to school and getting more debt for a frivolous degree). However, I am not sure I want to make “daughter of Ptah” my defining trait. Not yet, at least. Giving that decision more time to simmer.
In terms of offerings, I find Ptah a simple guy. All things crafted by hand, especially those crafted by you. All things used to craft. The great staples of Bread and Beer, of Cool Water. Sandwiches. Green tea (both the whole leaves and the drink). Ciders (hard or not). It’s the attention - and the intention - that count. My brother Ibu swears by Pine scents, and Imti swears by pastrami. Your mileage, of course, may vary.
He has a few holidays that are named for Him. Unfortunately, details on those have been damn near impossible for me to find, but I know they have to be out there. I am hoping that with the publication of The Ancient Egyptian Daybook, there will be more out there for us. For now, I tend to go with 1. UPG about the existing holidays, 2. asking the advice and knowledge of Tamara Siuda, 3. asking the advice and knowledge of IbuPtahSokar (who is incredibly well read), and 4. hijacking other Kemetic holidays and making them about Ptah (see Wep Ronpet).
My list of Ptah devotees is fairly short: Arcaniumagi (here on tumblr), Ibu (on the HoN forums), and a gentleman from the Temple of Ra are the only ones I know who have a Ptah-centered practice. SatSekhem through her relationship with Sekhmet, Itenumuti through their unending creative works, and a small number of folks from the House of Netjer comprise the rest. I have seen a few folks (such as Devo) mention encountering Ptah in the Unseen, but few of them have expanded. That said most folks on tumblr are approachable about such things! You may also be able to glean (with the finest of sieves) some information about Ptah from Masonry.
Hopefully something in here was useful. Like I said, I’m head over heels for my Father, and can talk about Him f-o-r-e-v-e-r, so let me know if you have any questions or just want to chat (about Ptah or Kemeticism or anything).
omg THANK YOUUUUUU! :D I love your description of Him, crafty chill gods are pretty much the best haha! My relationship with Thoth is like that too, He’s very subtle and a background hum too, so that actually makes me relieved that someone else has that kind of thing as well. I was originally going to do library science grad school as a ‘daughter of Thoth’ kinda thing, but I didn’t plan it well (and have no money!) so I understand that reluctance - maybe one day! I figured I’ve spent enough time studying texts and theories, now its time to work with my hands and build the stuff; Thoth and Ptah seem to be quite complimentary to me :)