9 Jan 14

A few custom items from Christmas

Now that we’re deep into the new year its safe to share a few custom items ordered over the festive season. It’s great to be able to work with customers so closely to create pieces to be given as gifts that hopefully inspire all year round.

Sometimes when I create new pieces for the shop they take a while to ‘catch on’ and pet bowls are certainly one of them. This Christmas I’m sure there have been a few pampered pets out there!

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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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