I wanted to put out an update for the completion times of items before Christmas – particularly yarn bowls. Dinner set orders and sets of multiple items have now closed, it gets harder to complete them the closer we get to December.
This year I got to create the Hambleton Sports Awards. The awards are given to both teams and individuals who are involved in local sports throughout the county. Working together with the event organizer Clare we created this unique design. The idea was to create something that had a more traditional ‘award’ look with their fluted shape. These would also make great vases just because of how tall they are.
2015 has been another huge year for Little Wren Pottery and while every year is important it’s fascinating how much of a difference a year makes! I’ve been so busy in the lead up to the Christmas season which really started to ‘snowball’ in mid November leading to the early closure of made to order items.
Small businesses like mine really rely on the support and daily assistance of other people. It’s so easy when your making to get lost in the process and have very little time to stop and take stock.
I’m still getting a lot of inquiries for yarn bowls this Christmas and I just wanted to quickly clear things up about them a little.
I don’t hold yarn bowls ‘in stock’ they are all made and glazed to order. For this reason I closed orders for yarn bowls early back on November 23rd because I was no longer able to guarantee a pre-Christmas delivery for pieces ordered after this time.
I’ve had quite a few inquiries as to my last postage dates, I am still taking orders for Christmas but below you’ll find detailed information about last ordering dates. I’ve separated these out for orders for in stock items and lead times needed to make made to order items.
Dates may extend, or shorten, depending upon demand in the run up to Christmas. If you have something specific in mind then place your order well before the last dates to guarantee delivery!
On November 1st you’ll find me and a variety of great artists and crafts people in Masham town hall selling our work at Crafted by Hand. The range is quite diverse from jewellery to printmaking. I’ve selected a few artists to showcase, you can find links to their work below.
You can find out more about Crafted by Hand here – http://www.by-handevents.com
This month you’ll find Little Wren Pottery in Landscape magazine, it’s the November/December issue and it’s full of winter delights for the turning of the season.
You can find the Wool Yarn Bowl featured on page 7, the one pictured here is glazed in transparent. If your dropping by to the site for the first time from the magazine hello! You can find out more about yarn bowls in the shop here.
Last week I introduced the custom ring bowls to the shop and this week it’s the turn of the fluted light pull!
You can already find regular straight sided light pulls in the shop. All the pulls are glazed in your choice of colour from the chart, they’re ideal for adding an accent colour to your bathroom or go neutral to blend in.
There are a few new made to order items popping into the shop at the moment! One of these is the custom ring bowl, they’re the most heavily customisable item in the shop with so many variations possible.
Each bowl can be customised with an impressed name, date, initials or a combination of the three of these. It really makes it unique to you and can help to commemorate a day special to you – a wedding, anniversary, engagement or even a significant birthday.