I wanted to put out an update for the completion times of items before Christmas – particularly yarn bowls. Dinner set orders and sets of multiple items have now closed, it gets harder to complete them the closer we get to December.
I’ve had a few people asking if I’m doing any events this Christmas. This year I’m only doing one event rather than a handful of them. This is mainly due to the timing of it. Winter Wonderland takes place at Tennants Auction House in Layburn on the 8th and 9th of December.
A quick update to say that tomorrow you’ll find me at Thief Hole craft fair.I’ll be there selling my work between 1pm and 4pm. Ideal for getting a lie in on a Sunday! I’ll have a variety of items with me including a small selection of yarn bowls. Some of the yarn bowls are seconds so will be slightly discounted. Unfortunately I only really have a small selection of styles and colours so anything beyond this will have to be ordered.
I’ve been thinking about having a change around on the glaze chart for a while now to improve and develop the range. I’ve often felt that theres a lot of brown in the chart and with that in mind Chocolate Brown is now gone from the selection of glazes.
This month you can find Little Wren Pottery in ‘Homemade with Love’ issue 6, it’s a beautiful magazine stuffed full of Christmas projects with a Scandinavian twist. Somehow Christmas and nordic style just go together so well I know when I visited Denmark it was defined as ‘hygge’ with all those comforts of home.
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.