14 Jan 17

Cute animal plates and mugs

Late last year I started to experiment with decorating coupe plates with a bear and cat design. These are simple cartoon style designs which have a silhouette look to them. You might have seen a few of them pop into the shop or at events leading up to Christmas. They’re decorated in a variety of slip colours – grey, yellow, pink and blue.

bear plates

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29 May 15

The joy of tea

Tea is such a major thing in our house, somehow its a great year-round drink from refreshing in summer to comforting in winter. Sometimes I wonder how anyone got things done before tea was discovered!

It’s a very British thing to love tea quite so much. Somehow it appears in contemporary pop culture quite often from Hitchhikers Guide and the creation of the Impossible Improbability Drive to it’s appearance in Wallace and Gromit cartoons. At the same time though its a very hotly debated topic – brewing in cups vs a teapot, how much milk, and if it should be milk first in the cup or tea first. Honestly it’s a uniquely British ever so slightly polite minefield.
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5 Dec 11

The cafe collection

It’s been such a long time since I’ve had a ‘normal’ blog post and I’ve been wanting to formally introduce some new items into the shop. There’s something very comforting about a good mug, as you cup it in your hands it warms your fingers and while very sturdy they sometimes lack a little sophistication.

Cafe collection

I’ve wanted to add something just a little chic to the shop for a while now. Something for those days when unexpected guests arrive for coffee, cake and gossip. The cafe collection has more formal feel than anything I’ve created before with it’s short round cappuccino cups, espresso cups and tall latte mugs.
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26 Sep 11

Ode to my mug

Wendy from Clark Jewellery over on Folksy sent me this lovely poem about the mug she recently bought! Hopefully it’ll inspire you during your morning brew.

Handmade mugs

I yawn in the cold kitchen standing still,
The garden dark bright orchid on the sill,
The water’s magic moment nearly come,
The kettle starts to rattle, hiss, and hum,
I fill my mug with honey milk and tea,
No one else can use this mug but me,
I see the potters hand in every turn,
Mug warms my hands but not so hot to burn,
We share these magic moments in the cold
This mug to me is worth its weight in gold

If you’re feeling the spark of inspiration or have got any photos of pieces you’ve purchased from Little Wren Pottery in your own home I’d love to see them and repost them on the blog. Just get in touch, thanks!

If you’re after a mug of your own check out what I have in stock at the moment over on Etsy or Folksy.