Category Archives: handmade vase
Introducing a collection of new vases… I love how they all fit together as a family with their rustic and natural style. This is my favourite surface decoration and colour selection for the vases I make, I think they would fit in with almost any decor.
I added a decorative ‘cut out lip’ to a couple of the vases, just to be different
The textured surface decoration is applied with some chunky slip and then a combination of oxides are applied when dry, to build up the organic colour.
I also paint areas by hand with a paintbrush, which is how the ‘wild dandelion meadow’ effect was achieved above.
These new vases will be available on my website shop very soon, but in the meantime feel free to browse a selection of my other current vase designs. Each one is handmade and unique and suitable for holding water and real flowers… a perfect gift for Mother’s Day!
It was an exciting day opening the kiln last week, I couldn’t wait to see how my new glazes had turned out. As well as some new coloured glazes I also now have a new transparent top coat glaze which gives a lovely shiny look and feel.
I like playing around with contrasting surfaces – Such as the textured & matt leaves against the smooth & shiny body of this new Tall Glimmer Vase with Raised Leaves.
I am completely in love with this new dandelion vase… So much so that I haven’t brought myself to sell it as yet. I think I’ll keep this one for myself and try out some others soon. Just need someone to buy me some flowers to put in it though!
There have been lots of new additions to the bowls section on my website. Feel free to have a browse and see if there’s anything you like. As well as making fresh new additions to the home, all of my ceramic pieces make ideal gifts for birthdays, weddings and house warming presents.
With the dedicated garden section on my website, your garden won’t feel left out this summer. From plant markers, wall planters, ornamental pots and hanging decorations, you are sure to find something to add a bit of character to your garden. These two wind chimes above are new to my website this week.
You will find lots of new vase designs added to my range too, including the popular Sea Line and Sky Line designs above.
My favourite of the new bowls is the Seaside Bowl above, with impressed shell designs and a striking pool of melted blue glass in the base it makes a very attractive piece.
Which is your favourite?
A few new bowls and vases fresh from the kiln and added to my website this week…
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Hope you like my latest pieces! Have a lovely weekend x
I’ve been lucky enough to have some professional photographs of my work taken by photographer Matt Debouge.
January is a strange time of year. Christmas seems like such a long time ago, while summer feels like such a long time away. With the ‘January Blues’ almost over, I’m hoping things will seem to brighten up a little, including the weather. I can’t wait to feel the warmth of some sunshine. It has been very cold in the workshop, especially my clay! I had to bring some clay into the house the other day to finish making some new work as my fingers were getting too cold, but I had better not start getting into that habit!
This vase was made as a Christmas gift for the customers Mum. She gave me the wording she wanted to be engraved and trailed around the vase, and I think it has turned out quite nice. The overall finish is definitely organic and natural. I love the subtle effects of the surface decoration, it reminds me of a snowy mountain.