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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16 Jul 12

Introducing two new glazes; Red Jasper and Midnight Blue

After saying goodbye to ruby red a couple of weeks ago I already had a new replacement glaze lined up, red is such a popular glaze choice I didn’t want to leave it out of the pallet.

I posted a picture of the new glaze when it came out of the kiln last week and I hadn’t chosen a name for it. I got inundated with suggestions on Twitter and Facebook from hot shades of ‘lava’ and ‘volcano’ to stoney ‘red granite’.
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18 Jul 11

Catch 20% off in the Summer Sale

Every year Etsy has it’s annual Christmas In July sale, I love to participate in this sale and it’s usually my last round of discounts before the autumn and winter season.

This year you can get 20% off selected items in my sale section, in it you can find jugs vases and bowls at bargain prices. The sale ends next week on the 25th of July, so you’d better be quick to catch yourself a great deal.

In other news this week you can find an interview with me over on the Charlotte Hupfield blog where I talk about how I create my work and my favourite food! yum yum!

I’ll also be having a very special giveaway at the start of August so keep your eyes peeled for news of how you can enter in a couple of weeks.

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