11 Jun 12

Recent work – a selection of custom orders

Summer always seems to bring custom orders as people prepare for birthdays or anniversaries. While I can’t always say ‘yes’ to all custom orders I always try to accommodate requests.

As a potter and a designer they stretch my skills and while I don’t always get it right first time these suggestions often hit on great new shapes. One of my favourites was this set of elephant pieces, the combination of the glaze colour and elephant makes me think of African Safari’s.
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23 Apr 12

Handmade for you

Recently I’ve been making a few changes to my packaging, it’s not something I’ve taken a lot of photos of and I think that’s a shame. The way I parcel items is always changing, there’s always of course a practical element in posting pottery. It has to be secure – packed with peanuts and bubble wrap but once you get beyond that it’s the little things.
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12 Mar 12

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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2 Jan 12

Vanilla cream

I hope you’ve had a great new year and a fabulous festive season! There’s so much potential to be had in the year ahead, January is always a strange month sometimes full of the winter blues.

Vanilla cream

So far its been quite a mild winter but my thoughts already wander to the heady days of spring, when the mornings start to become lighter once again. I’m already working on some new glazes to come into the shop for the new season.
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