If you live in the UK you might be familiar with the magazine ‘Mollie Makes’. It’s a really well distributed magazine across the country. This month’s spring themed edition features Little Wren Pottery!Continue reading →
When you run an online business pricing is always a challenge. It’s a fine balance creating a pricing structure that’s realistic for the amount of work that goes into every piece.
It’s been a long time since I last put up prices and since then the costs of running the business have gone up. Everything from the cost of raw materials like clay and glazes to transaction fees on Etsy. After this busy Christmas period an increase in prices was kind of inevitable.
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.
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.
Moon yarn bowls have had a temporary rest from being in the shop. I wanted to alter the design on these pieces slightly for the Moon side. Each one of these yarn bowls is thrown by hand and then the sun and moon are cast from a plaster sprig mold. Basically it means that these medallions are modeled by hand once and can be reproduced multiple times.