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.

Yet more glaze chart changes

Apparently I can’t stop myself from changing the glaze chart at the moment! If you’ve been over on Etsy lately you might have noticed that I removed the Raspberry Red glaze from the glaze chart selection a couple of weeks ago.

glazes blog2 Yet more glaze chart changes

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Finding your artistic voice

art pottery 1 Finding your artistic voice

Pottery is a strange discipline because you can draw and design objects to your hearts content on paper. Once you get round to actually making it then it’s a different thing entirely, understanding the practicalities of making and what does and doesn’t make a shape attractive.

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Hand throwing narrow shapes

If you’ve placed an order over the last couple of weeks you’ll probably know I’ve been spending some time away from the studio. I’m now back and currently working through orders, if your curious about the status of your order just get in touch!

blog tubes 1 Hand throwing narrow shapes

Every now and then you get a request for a bespoke piece that’s technically quite difficult. Now throwing narrow tube shapes might not seem difficult but there are a number of pitfalls, for this reason it’s not something I do very often and I’ve only gotten better at it over a long period of time.

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A few custom orders

Quite often I get asked to make custom pottery orders and while I can’t always accommodate them I do try to whenever possible. The problem with making something you’ve never created before is the element of the unknown, you simply don’t know how it’ll turn out. It’s always a nice surprise when things turn out better than you expect!

custom august 1 A few custom orders

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New Look Workroom Project Runway pattern NL6120

newlookdress 1 New Look Workroom Project Runway pattern NL6120

I picked up this pattern a while ago as I was looking for a dress to make that would be at about my sort of level – simple, easy and not too time consuming! Although generally I’m quite pleased with how it turned out but as always it could be better. This is a kimono style dress which has a sort of large t-shirt shape with no waist shaping.

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