3 Sep 13

Preparing for winter

In the studio I’m busy looking ahead to the final quarter of the year, unfortunately pottery is a slow craft with bespoke items and dinner sets sometimes taking as long as 8 weeks to complete. Planning is key to organising orders through the busy festive season.

With this in mind I thought I’d put out the final delivery dates for Christmas 2013. These are of course subject to change and will probably do so as we head into November, in stock items and made to order pieces are handled differently so before ordering make sure you accurately read listing titles and descriptions.
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31 Aug 13

A look in the studio

There’s always something going on in the studio and this past month has been an interesting one with such a wide range of requested items getting posted out from the studio.

It’s been ages since I’ve made any pet bowls but here’s one for Rosie the springer spaniel! I’ve previously only made these for cats but this one has a larger size with a more elevated height. Hopefully this will help stop Rosie getting her ears in her dinner!
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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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14 Aug 12

Custom pottery work in progress

There’s a lot going on in the studio since I’ve been working towards the summer break and getting custom orders completed has been a priority. I’ve been working on a few unusual ones, experimenting with prototype pieces is also quite a lot of fun. Maybe you don’t get it quite right first time but that’s the joy of handmade.

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6 Aug 12

Summer studio break

As the summer season draws to a close I’ll be spending a couple of weeks away from the studio. During this time I won’t be making new pieces but I will still be responding to emails and posting out sold in stock items whenever possible – I will be at the mercy of my family!
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