What happens when you place your order?

Whether you place your order through Etsy, Folksy or via Email there’s a lot of work that goes into creating hand thrown pottery. So what really does happen once that order goes through?

If you place your order on Etsy you’ll get a confirmation email of your purchase, in stock items generally ship next day but made to order pieces have a slightly longer complex process. Once your order comes through as an email notification I’ll add it to my order book and start working on it.

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As seen in Craftseller

Last week Little Wren Pottery was spotted in Craftseller Magazine by Tracy Todhunter! You’ll find a feature in the Q&A pages where I’m talking about my favourite pottery tool. I have a bit of thing about tools, I think most crafters do when your working with them everyday. It becomes a big deal to have great tools to hand. I always think of tools as an extention of ourselves and how frustrating it is when you put down a favourite tool and then almost instantly loose it!

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Hibernation

It’s been a very busy couple of weeks in the run up to Christmas with parcels going out almost everyday. I hope that if you receive a gift that’s been made by me that it makes you smile today, everyday you use it and that it reminds you of the person that gave it to you.
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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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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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Handmade in Italy

Last week I was away spending some time off with my family in sunny Italy! Did you miss me? It was the first time I’d ever been to Italy and somehow I think it won’t be my last.

We visited the beautiful and historic city of Rome before traveling down to Naples and the site of Pompeii.

I’ve always found ancient pottery to be quite fascinating and there was plenty dug out from the rubble of Pompeii. I’d never visited a ruined city before that felt like it was still a real bustling place with it’s distinctive deep streets and tourists peering into shops and homes.

I found these pointed carriers quite fascinating and when I asked about their unusual shape apparently they were made this way to fit inside a wooden frame and stored inside the ship’s cargo hold to make them easier to transport. It was amazing to see such a variety of bottle shapes, handles and bottle necks!
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