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.

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Now solar powered

If you placed an order late last week you may be aware of the slightly longer waiting times for pieces. This is because I couldn’t fire the kilns Wednesday-Friday last week as we were having solar panels fitted!

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Neutral glazes

One question I regularly get asked is what’s the difference between the neutral glazes on the colour chart; Brilliant White, Simply Clay and Vanilla Cream.

Each one has subtile differences but it’s enough that they’re distinct from one another. Working with neutral glazes can be quite difficult, they’re prone to easily picking up impurities from the clay or blemishes from other glaze colours they’re placed next to. Also their pale appearance during application means you have to be very careful about how much is applied!

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Find your Etsy Match

This valentines Etsy are running a promotion to find your Etsy match, there are so many ways to give a little gift this spring without resorting to cake and chocolate (although those things are never bad!). You can find so many unique gifts on Etsy here are just a few from my favourites.

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Sewing Pyjama pants

Before Christmas I made a couple of PJ bottoms, one pair I kept for myself and the other second (better made!) pair I gave as a gift. I’ve been subscribing to Love Sewing for a few months now and the patterns are great – they run from simple to more adventurous projects.

The pattern itself is from issue 6 and even though it’s shown on a female model the second pair I made for Ewan so they can also fit guys too. The pattern itself has quite a high waist so for a mens version instead of making the waist high I kept it low and took the bottom hem edges of the legs up to get the correct length.

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