24 Oct 11

Pumpkin for Halloween

A few months ago I introduced a new seasonal glaze into the range, an autumnal pumpkin orange. So far it’s had mixed reactions at craft fairs, personally I like it but it isn’t the sort of shade that’s to everyones taste.

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I was really pleased when this custom order came through for a set of six place settings and pumpkin was one of the chosen colours. I think it goes really nicely in with the other softer glaze colours I currently stock.
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11 Jul 11

Custom pottery orders

My neighbors recently had a new baby, a little girl called Jude. Jude is a lovely name – it reminds me of The Beatles song ‘Hey Jude’, not everyone likes names that remind them of songs though!

To celebrate Jude’s birth and her christening I thought we could make a small gift. These small handmade espresso cups doubled nicely for a child’s teacup and just looked so cute personalised with names.
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28 Jun 11

Then and now, a pottery retrospective

If your a fan on Facebook you might remember I posted a photo of a teapot I was working on a few weeks ago for a custom order. Well here it is finished!

I couldn’t help but think about the other teapot I made about two years ago now. Making teapots isn’t an easy task, there’s a lot of processes involved – throwing the body, the spout, the lid and handle. Once all the bits have been created you then have to stick them all together and get the visual balance between the handle and the spout right.
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7 Jun 11

Hand thrown pottery new to the shop for summer

Did you notice that my website disappeared over the weekend? If you tried to access the site I was busy switching domain hosts, don’t worry I’m still here!

Summer is just around the corner and in the past few weeks I’ve been creating and experimenting with some new pieces to stock in the shop, I like to think they reflect some of the seasonality of summer with more delicate colours.

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