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November 11, 2015

Preparing for Living Crafts

in the studio

 

I can’t believe how quickly this year is passing by, and how soon the date for the Living Crafts show at Blenheim Palace has crept upon me.

Luckily I have been super busy preparing new work,  making sure galleries are stocked up and managing all custom orders before the show which starts NEXT WEEK! Yikes.

I will be firing my kiln for the last time before the show tomorrow morning, which may possibly also be my last firing for the year. Although if you had a custom made piece in mind for a Christmas gift, please do still get in touch to check as I may have time for one last firing (I can’t keep away from my studio!) 🙂

The studio is looking bare now that I’ve started to pack things for the Living Crafts show, but I can’t wait to set up my stand at Blenheim Palace.

 

 
I will be giving away a few sets of tickets for the show over on my Facebook Page in the next few days, so keep an eye out and enter for your chance of coming along for free!

living crafts tickets

For a few of the nights while at the show I will be staying in this charming country escape nearby… I can just imagine being there all cosy with a glass of wine or two! The view from the inside looks amazing.

country getaway

BUT before I can relax and enjoy all of that… I am packing your orders that come in from my online shop, and will have lots of exciting new goodies to sort out, pack and send when I open the kiln this weekend.

Orders that have been sent within the last 2 weeks have been lucky enough to receive extra special packaging with accompanying leaves as they fall from the blossom tree in our garden that we planted last year.

autumn orders

One really special custom order to be fired tomorrow is this handmade & personalised ceramic set below. Four individual ceramic jigsaw pieces that fit together but will be kept separately in the gardens of 4 different people in memory of a lost loved one.

Custom orders with a meaning or story behind them like this are the best 🙂

ceramic jigsaw pieces

Last night I sat in front of the TV watching the Great Pottery Throw Down, threading and tying about 100 ceramic Christmas star decorations with ribbon.

I love this program!!

ceramic christmas stars

I worked in Kate Malone’s ceramics studio in Islington back in 2004, so it’s amazing to see her on the program as a judge.

The program has definitely made me think more about what I am making, and I’ve decided to revisit a series of tree inspired hand built sculptural ceramic pieces that I made at uni, to see where developing this series of work after some time takes me.

ceramic tree inspired vessels

A presentation of my tree inspired ceramic forms from University, 2006.

I will be touching base here on my blog in a couple of weeks with an update from the Living Crafts show, but in the meantime……..

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