It’s been a long time coming but you might have noticed the Little Wren Pottery website has significantly changed! I’d been planning this for quite a long time but ‘desk’ work often gets overlooked for making pots. Since we’re about to enter the busy winter season though I felt as though it was finally time.Continue reading
I’ve been neglecting the blog since October! Since then I’ve introduced new bird yarn bowls into my Etsy shop! These are intended to be a signature style because of course they look like little wrens with upright tails. They’re the smaller bowl shaped yarn bowl and can be ordered from any of the colours on the glaze chart.
Every one is made and decorated by hand so sometimes they have a slightly different personality! The pieces are hand thrown and then the tails and beaks attached once the pot is leather hard. They’re ideal for weights of yarn up to 50 grams of double knit weight. The curve for yarn on these runs the opposite way to the star bowls an if your working with a very fine yarn you could even run it through one of the eyes.
Yes it’s that time of year again! We’re zooming towards the end of 2018 and with that in mind it’s time for last ordering dates for before Christmas and into the New Year. The shop online will be continuing to take orders over the holidays but you may experience delays in service during this time.
Please keep in mind that these dates are just provisional, if orders increase to a point where I risk not fulfilling them in time they will close early. I’ll be regularly reviewing these dates as we get closer. If there are any problems with your order I’ll likely get in touch with you directly. Of course if you have any questions about ordering just get in touch!
I’ve been working on a lot of larger orders at the moment. One of these orders was for the commemoration of the Battle of the Standard which happened in September. For the event I worked with the commemoration committee to create a unique design for the event.
Recently an interesting email dropped into my inbox – I’m not always able to fulfill requests I get. This time I was able to! I was asked to provide a set of dinner plates and tea plates for a photo shoot. I usually style all the photos I take myself so it’s really an opportunity to see what other people do with my work. It’s nice in a way just to be able to sit back and look at the photos!
It’s very nearly time for the Homegrown Food Festival 2018! I’m deep into the mid year stock take too, usually I always try to fit in a stock take prior to doing events so I know what I’ve got. Since it’s such a local event I generally try and take everything I have in the studio with me. Doing the stock take also reveals if you lack certain items and this year turns out I have absolutely loads of little milk jugs. Who knew?
I very nearly forgot to blog about this years Hambleton Community Awards! I’ve been making these awards for a few years now and they’ve transformed in that time to become increasingly abstract. It’s pretty rare that I get asked to make things that are more decorative than functional. It’s become an opportunity to showcase skills that I don’t really use as much.
This is pretty last minute but this Saturday we’ll be having an open studio day for Tour de Yorkshire. If you’ve ever wanted to see what goes on inside a working pottery studio now is your chance! It’ll be open from 11am until 3pm to cover the time when the bikes and riders come along South Parade. You can find out a bit more and register your interested in dropping by over on Facebook.
If your not in the area on Saturday because this is really last moment notice I’ll be selling my work at the Homegrown Food Festival at the end of June. It’s a great family day out held on the Applegarth behind Northallerton High Street.
Just a couple of chances to come drop by and see my work in person especially if your interested in the process of making pots!
One of the most popular posts on this website is actually about my Kittec Kiln. I’m often pretty surprised about this! Lately I bought a new piece of Kittec equipment for the studio, a spray booth. I’ve never actually owned a spray booth before and this is quite a serious investment for the studio even though from the photos it doesn’t look like much.
If you know me in real life you may have heard me talking about my new fitness class. I started leading Kpop X Fitness classes here in Northallerton back in January. We meet every Tuesday evening at 6pm in Mill Hill School hall. It’s a great venue because the floor is lightly sprung, spacious and bright!