26 Sep 11

Ode to my mug

Wendy from Clark Jewellery over on Folksy sent me this lovely poem about the mug she recently bought! Hopefully it’ll inspire you during your morning brew.

Handmade mugs

I yawn in the cold kitchen standing still,
The garden dark bright orchid on the sill,
The water’s magic moment nearly come,
The kettle starts to rattle, hiss, and hum,
I fill my mug with honey milk and tea,
No one else can use this mug but me,
I see the potters hand in every turn,
Mug warms my hands but not so hot to burn,
We share these magic moments in the cold
This mug to me is worth its weight in gold

If you’re feeling the spark of inspiration or have got any photos of pieces you’ve purchased from Little Wren Pottery in your own home I’d love to see them and repost them on the blog. Just get in touch, thanks!

If you’re after a mug of your own check out what I have in stock at the moment over on Etsy or Folksy.

19 Sep 11

Yarn bowls in Living North magazine

This month you can find my Yarn Bowls featured in Living North magazine! If you haven’t seen Living North before it’s a lifestyle magazine for the North East and Yorkshire promoting interesting places to visit and shop.

Living North magazine

It’s a beautifully laid out publication and you can find me in their ‘In Style’ section, I also wanted to say that the price quoted includes special delivery postage. In the UK I send out all my items special delivery so that they’ll arrive the following day after they’ve been posted.
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15 Sep 11

Making glass paperweights

My great grandfather was a glass blower for the Pyrex factory and because of this I’ve always wanted to learn more about glass. I never met my grandparents but I think through craft you can in some small way connect with your past, it becomes a very immediate physical link since making glass hasn’t changed for centuries.
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6 Sep 11

Pumpkin orange – strictly limited edition

I quite like experimenting with colour, its funny how often alternative colours or shades makes a piece which have been made the same look so different. I particularly love it at fairs when someone comes up to me and says ‘I’ve never seen such vibrant colours on pottery before’.

Some little part of me loves how colour can totally change people’s perception of what handmade pottery can be. With that in mind you may have seen me posting photos over on Twitter or Facebook of a certain orange shade.
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31 Aug 11

Sweet treats for Christmas

Yes, I just used the big C word. I know its only just the end of August but writing published articles pushes you into a schedule thats a month or two ahead of everyone else.

Since I got back there’s been so much going on and taking time to catch up is proving a little more difficult than I’d first thought. As part of my growing to do list I’ve been in the process of writing a new article for UK handmade.
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