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
I’ve been recently getting emails from people containing similar questions and I thought I’d take a moment just to put the information out there for everyone.
Handmade stoneware pots are just like any other type of ceramics you might buy. They can go in your dishwasher, microwave and oven.
Apparently I can’t stop myself from changing the glaze chart at the moment! If you’ve been over on Etsy lately you might have noticed that I removed the Raspberry Red glaze from the glaze chart selection a couple of weeks ago.
I’ve been thinking about having a change around on the glaze chart for a while now to improve and develop the range. I’ve often felt that theres a lot of brown in the chart and with that in mind Chocolate Brown is now gone from the selection of glazes.
Apparently it’s spring with all this snow around but you could have fooled me! This time last year we were experiencing a heatwave but this time I’m still in my wooly jumper. These two new shades on the glaze chart are perhaps polar opposites; a good metaphor for this time of year.
Recently I’ve been getting a lot of questions about custom orders, I always try whenever I can to accommodate those requests. Unfortunately glazes are one of those things that are difficult to reproduce especially from photos.
Glazes themselves are a variety of powders mixed together; the majority of a glaze is glass formed through heating silica or sand at a high temperature in the kiln. Joining this is a variety of fluxes to lower the temperature and to stablise the glaze and finally there is a colourant. Colourants are usually natural compounds powders created from minerals dug from the Earth itself.