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!
This month you’ll find Little Wren Pottery yarn bowls in the knit.wear! It’s an international magazine published quarterly by Interweave Press. You’ll find Little Wren Pottery in the Spring/Summer edition on page 4.
Lately I’ve been getting a lot of emails from customers asking about packaging. To send pottery through the post does take a lot of careful packing so that it’ll arrive with you successfully.
I send out the majority of my work in double thickness cardboard boxes. These are pretty sturdy and thick boxes partially made from recycled cardboard pulp. You can in most areas recycle brown cardboard no problem in your recycling bin.
My first market of the year is coming up in a couple of weeks. The Made by Mummy Markets Spring Time Market is happening next weekend! It’s a two day event at Thief Hall which is just outside of Northallerton at Thornton-le-Moor. It’s a great hall with some fantastic countryside views!
I don’t often discontinue items in my Made to Order range but I’m currently having a sale to do just that. Over the next couple of months I’ll be working on some new Yarn Bowl styles to add into the shop. There’ll be two new ones hopefully! In the meantime while I’m working on them I’m selling off the small amount of stock I have to make way for these new styles.