19 Jul 13

A few custom orders in the studio

Every now and then I get custom order requests, its nice to work on more unusual pieces which I get to collaborate on with the person who’s buying it. I thought I’d take this opportunity to showcase a few of these.

The thing about handmade is that you can mix and match dinnerware and there’s just something fun about this set of pasta bowls and plates. Each one is glazed in a different colour and texture but somehow they all work well together! Sometimes when dealing with the textures of glazes I often get asked what the difference is, gloss glazes have a high shine and matt glazes have a satin finish due to the lower levels of sand or silica in the glaze. These properties are part of the glaze mixture itself and once made up it can’t really be changed.
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4 Jul 13

What happens when you place your order?

Whether you place your order through Etsy, Folksy or via Email there’s a lot of work that goes into creating hand thrown pottery. So what really does happen once that order goes through?

If you place your order on Etsy you’ll get a confirmation email of your purchase, in stock items generally ship next day but made to order pieces have a slightly longer complex process. Once your order comes through as an email notification I’ll add it to my order book and start working on it.

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13 Jun 13

As seen in Simply Crochet

Simply Crochet issue 6 appeared on shelves this month and in it you can find Little Wren Pottery featured inside. Being quite a new publication it has a gorgeous layout and lots of beautiful crochet projects. It’s actually really lovely to see such a mix of home decor items and garment patterns in one magazine.
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4 Jun 13

We have moved!

If you’ve been in touch with me over the last month or so you’ll know that I’ve been preparing for what was our big house move along with moving the studio. My family and I have been in our new home now for about a week during which time I’ve been getting the new studio set up and frantically painting and decorating almost everything in sight.

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8 May 13

Yarn bowl styles

Sometimes I get asked what’s the difference between your two styles of yarn bowl?

The differences start even before the piece is made in the raw materials that go into making each yarn bowl. The size of the piece of clay thats used to throw the different styles varies between 1 kilo and 1.3 kilos. In making these pieces there is only so much clay to go into it and generally that helps in achieving the same sizes time after time.

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