Sometimes pottery leaves the studio as a custom order – something that’s just a little bit different from the kinds of work I normally make. It offers up a new way of working with unexpected results. While I’m not always able to accommodate every request being flexible can create pieces that I would never have thought of on my own.
I’ve chosen a few favorites to showcase from the pieces I’ve created between January and the end of March. The first is this unusually coloured yarn bowl with a Midnight blue inside and Vanilla cream outside. These two glaze colours and differing textures work so well together and the ‘wool’ wording really stands out! If you’d like a yarn bowl glazed in an unusual colour like this you can in the notes to seller on either Etsy or Folksy make a special request.
It’s been a while since I made pieces with the distinctive wren medallion but it was nice to see it briefly fly back onto a few pots with this set of Forest green dinnerware and Natural brown mug. The wren has always been one of our signature applique pieces and I’d love to make a few more mugs with it on.
More recently I’ve been working with Gorvett and Stone to produce these heart hot chocolate cups. I can imagine some lovely intensely flavoured hot chocolate going well in these little cups, once they’re complete they’ll be glazed in soft vanilla cream. Hopefully they’ll be available on their website soon – I can highly recommend their cinder toffee!