Little Wren Pottery is a handmade ceramics studio run by English potter Victoria Baker in the picturesque market town of Northallerton, North Yorkshire focusing on functional yet decorative items for everyday use.

Glaze chart changes for Winter

glazechartchange 1 Glaze chart changes for Winter

I’ve been thinking about having a change around on the glaze chart for a while now to improve and develop the range. I’ve often felt that theres a lot of brown in the chart and with that in mind Chocolate Brown is now gone from the selection of glazes.

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A trip to Islay, Scotland

islay scotland 2 A trip to Islay, Scotland

So the last couple of weeks you might have noticed there were no new blog entries because I was away in the wilds of Scotland. The weather was searingly hot not something you normally associate with Scottish summers but with Islay sheltered from the gulf stream and a lack of trees on the island the sun would really beat down.

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Extremely lazy Cinnamon Rolls

I’ll admit I love a good Cinnamon Roll on the other hand making them can be something I personally don’t have time for. All that rising and kneading while I like doing it I’ve also got a business to run, errands to do, cleaning and all those domestic things. So when I make bread I reach for my go to book ‘Artisan bread in 5 minutes a day’.

cinnamonrolls 1 Extremely lazy Cinnamon Rolls

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Little Wren Pottery at Casa Rustica

casarustica 4 Little Wren Pottery at Casa Rustica

casarustica 3 Little Wren Pottery at Casa Rustica

You can now find Little Wren Pottery tapas bowls at Casa Rustica in Northallerton. Casa Rustica is a lovely Italian style coffee shop in the heart of the town, you can find it in Barkers Arcade serving up Italian specialties.

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Anchors away!

anchormug blog Anchors away!

Sometimes at Fairs I get asked questions I don’t expect and why I make anchor mugs was one of them. While I know the nautical trend isn’t going away anytime soon there are a few good reasons for this seaside theme.

In creating these anchor mugs I was intentionally looking to break up the shop with a more ‘manly’ item. While most of my pieces aren’t gendered subconsciously or not I’m sure my work has a feminine touch to it!

The shape of these has changed through various iterations and has settled on a one I think of as a vintage milk bottle or churn shape. The barrel body and narrow neck helps to keep whatever your drinking warm as it reduces the exposed surface area at the top.

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