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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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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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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New yarn bowl styles – ‘little star’

If you’ve been following some of my postings over on Twitter and Facebook you might have noticed that over the last 3 months I’ve been working on some new styles of yarn bowls. This is the first of three new styles and it’s quite different from other yarn bowls currently in stock.

It’s called Little Star and it’s size is much smaller than the standard size I currently make. I received a lot of requests for smaller yarn bowls when I was at The Knitting and Stitching show in Harrogate mainly from sock and lace knitters but this bowl is also ideal for summery cottons too.
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The Christmas rush

There’s been a lot going on in the studio the last week or two in the run up to Christmas. I’ve been working on custom orders, glazing and packing pieces up to send off to their new homes.

Pottery tools

The end of the year always brings a time of reflection. A moment to pause and look back at the 12 months that have passed and where the next 12 will take you. For me it’s been a year of firsts, my first major show and I’ve seen things become increasingly busy.
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