Surprisingly I’ve actually started thinking lately about new work for 2020 in the studio lately. I’ll be working on creating a new range of items soon, this will mostly be lead by a few new yarn bowl designs. I try to change the styles more regularly now than I used to. New designs are often directly inspired by customer requests I’ve had over the previous year. If I’m being asked for a certain style regularly it makes sense to incorporate it into the shop.Continue reading
Christmas always brings a lot of challenges one of which is selling yarn bowls. At this time of year most yarn bowls get sold as gifts. Normally I sell yarn bowls through made to order listings where I wait for the order to come in and then glaze them in the required colour on demand.Continue reading
The autumn season is nearly over and Christmas is just around the corner. With that in mind I’m publishing the last postage dates for ordering from the shop. There are slightly different postage times for items in stock and items that are made to order since made to order items can take longer. If your ever in any doubt about the status of your order you can always get in touch.Continue reading
This winter season I’m trying out something new for the first time. Starting this October I’ll be distributing Little Wren Pottery flyers into every order. It’s something I’ve always meant to try in order to showcase the work that gets produced in the studio.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!
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.