Custom ring bowls

There are a few new made to order items popping into the shop at the moment! One of these is the custom ring bowl, they’re the most heavily customisable item in the shop with so many variations possible.

Each bowl can be customised with an impressed name, date, initials or a combination of the three of these. It really makes it unique to you and can help to commemorate a day special to you – a wedding, anniversary, engagement or even a significant birthday.
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Anchors away!

Sometimes at Fairs I get asked questions I don’t expect and why I make anchor mugs was one of them. While I know the nautical trend isn’t going away anytime soon there are a few good reasons for this seaside theme.

In creating these anchor mugs I was intentionally looking to break up the shop with a more ‘manly’ item. While most of my pieces aren’t gendered subconsciously or not I’m sure my work has a feminine touch to it!

The shape of these has changed through various iterations and has settled on a one I think of as a vintage milk bottle or churn shape. The barrel body and narrow neck helps to keep whatever your drinking warm as it reduces the exposed surface area at the top.
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Problems with plates

I often think that pottery is a multidisciplinary art, there’s so much to learn and master – it’s always pushing you to try and make sense out of unexplained things that happen in the process. It’s part art, part science and part management which makes for a sometimes unforgiving mix of potential errors that can creep into any stage of the process.
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Preparing for winter

In the studio I’m busy looking ahead to the final quarter of the year, unfortunately pottery is a slow craft with bespoke items and dinner sets sometimes taking as long as 8 weeks to complete. Planning is key to organising orders through the busy festive season.

With this in mind I thought I’d put out the final delivery dates for Christmas 2013. These are of course subject to change and will probably do so as we head into November, in stock items and made to order pieces are handled differently so before ordering make sure you accurately read listing titles and descriptions.
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