Category Archives: stockists of charlotte hupfield ceramics
On Saturday I took a trip to Brackley to visit my new stockist: ‘All Things Clay’, located at The Courtyard Mews in the Market Place. Situated in between Oxford and Northampton, Brackley is historically a market town and over time has been known for wool and lace-making. It’s such a lovely place with lots of nice little shops.
Currently alongside my work, ‘All Things Clay‘ shows the work of ceramicists Sally Rowan and Pam Foley. Sally’s work is based on images of people; facial representations mostly in black or black and grey, using the plain fired bisque as her canvas. While Pam’s work consists of a range of different bowls that have been smoke fired, creating a beautiful finish to the surface.
The aim of the shop is to showcase and sell a diverse range of different ceramic pieces from different ceramic artists with completely different styles.
If you are in the area or passing by, I definitely recommend The Courtyard Mews in Brackley a place to stop and have a look around. Inside you’ll find the most gorgeous smelling flower shop, along with other gift shops and galleries, and also the Information Bureau.
One of my favourite things was the cobbled pathways… easily pleased!
I’m very pleased to announce that Calladoodles in London is now stocking some of my work. As you can see from the photos, it is a gorgeous shop brimming with unique and colourful goodies that you would just have to pop into if passing by.
Two of my bowls sold in the first few days which is a great start! You can just see one of my heart dishes in the beautiful Spring themed photo below, and also some of my sets of coasters in the little wooden display cases.
Do pop in if you are in the area
A couple of weeks ago I visited a lovely little local flower shop in Woodford Halse. It was a wet and miserable day but this shop brightened everything up in the village. I was instantly drawn to the shop from the outside and couldn’t wait to get inside to have a look around.
Upon entering the shop you are welcomed by gorgeous scents of different flowers, beautifully displayed in an arrangement of buckets, little pots resting on a rustic ladder, and ready-made bunches looking bright and colourful. There are also other gift type items scattered throughout the shop including bird boxes, mugs, and some local brewed Ales.
I am pleased to announce The Blossom Shop as one of my new stockists, and look forward to visiting the shop regularly – even if it is just to admire the beautiful flower arrangements! The Blossom Shop is currently stocking my plant markers, ceramic wall planters, and a selection of vases.
If you are in the area pop in and have a look, I promise the experience will be worth it!
I had a lovely visit to one of my stockists a few weeks ago, The Hayrack Gallery at The Old Dairy Farm and Craft Centre in Upper Stowe. There was some union jack bunting hanging in the trees ready for the Jubilee celebrations, which gave a nice welcoming feeling to the gallery.
The gallery is currently undergoing a few changes and improvements and is looking fantastic. It was such a nice surprise seeing my work on the centre display as you walk in. Now that things have been moved around in the gallery, I was told that regular customers notice pieces that they hadn’t seen before.
The Hayrack Gallery is nestled inside a little courtyard shopping centre with other craft shops, a cafe and small boutiques. There are also woodwork and glass artists working on site with their workshops in some old barns that you are able to see working, and chat to. One of my highlights from my visit is always seeing this friendly cockatiel in the avery who always comes to give you a kiss and wolf whistles!
My stock of products at the gallery has now been rotated and updated a little, and is positioned in front of this beautiful watercolour painting – one of many others that you will find in the gallery.
If you are in the area why not pop in and have a look… There is plenty to see and do for an afternoon out, as well as picnic benches to eat lunch or enjoy a cuppa out in the sunshine.
Introducing my new Derbyshire stockist ~ Studio 61 Gallery, a place where owner Karina Goodman paints, creates and exhibits her work, complimented by the work of over 100 other British designers.
Karina is now exclusively stocking my ceramic beach hut hangings and other seaside inspired items at the gallery. You can read my ‘Meet the Maker’ interview with the gallery on Facebook to find out more, just click on each individual picture using the link above.
Studio 61 Gallery is full of gorgeous pieces of work, many with a distinct seaside feel which makes me want to be at the beach!
There are guest exhibitions that change on a monthly basis to give a varied and refreshing feel to the gallery.
Nestled in the village of Holloway near Matlock with a stunning backdrop of picturesque Peak District scenery, the studio is spread nicely throughout numerous rooms and offers a beautiful and innovative range of gorgeous gifts, designer jewellery, pieces for the home, prints and cards with something for everyones tastes and budgets.
If you are in the area pop in and have a look, Karina always has the coffee machine on!
Introducing my new stockist… Ashdown Gallery based in the Ashdown Forest in East Sussex. Ashdown Gallery is a smart, versatile venue with an exciting collection of art – the only contemporary art venue in and around the Ashdown Forest.
As well as exhibiting the work of many talented designer makers, the gallery also holds regular workshops and has a gift area. The top image shows some of my pieces you will find throughout the gallery.
Some of my work was sold immediately after the gallery had put it out on display! Here are some more mini ceramic art on easels that are on their way down to Ashdown Gallery today. If you are in the area pop in and have a look!
A couple of days ago I visited this adorable little shop for the first time in one of the next villages, Braunston. Initially only popping in for a cup of tea, I was in heaven when I realised it was full of unique gifts and lots of handmade items made by local crafters.
Poppies Tea Shop is an eclectic mix of giftware and crafts together with homemade cakes and cream teas.
I really enjoyed my cup of tea, served in a big floral tea cup and pretty tea pot, and the hot cross bun was delicious too!
I could have spent all morning looking at each individual item in the shop, they stock some really lovely things. Poppies is near to Braunston canal so they see a lot of tourists and boaters visit the shop. After talking to the 2 lovely ladies who run the shop, it turned out to be a successful visit as they will now be stocking some of my ceramics! I’m looking forward to visiting again tomorrow, and can’t wait to see some of my work displayed in the shop.
Following the popularity of my mini ceramic art, I have been experimenting with some pieces on a larger scale this week. The Ceramic Landscape Art pictured above includes chunks of different coloured dried pieces of clay that were pressed into the surface of the panel when the clay was soft. This piece also features areas of my signature volcanic crater glaze, and coloured slips that have been applied to create a textural feel to the surface. The back of the ceramic panel has a similar decorative design so that it could be changed around. This panel comes complete with an acrylic display stand (pictured below) and can be displayed in a landscape or portrait position.
The panel above was fun to make and has quite an abstract look to it. I’m now working on some more ‘scenic’ panels that will be a little more simple and elegant.
Here’s some snippets of a couple of pieces in progress, yet to be glazed and fired. I’m not sure how they will be glazed as yet, but I will probably keep them looking natural and organic. I think they would make stunning features displayed in the home ~ Might keep one of these initial ones for myself!
I’ve also been working on some new pieces that I’m making for The Light Decoration as one of their official merchandise creators (read more about that here). Below are some of the brooches and magnets in progress that include a ‘Beside The Sea‘ theme. I’m also working on some beach huts, plaques, pendants and mini art for The Light Decoration novel series. I’ve been waiting to get these fired for a couple of weeks now, but waiting on a new element for my kiln to be delivered is taking longer than expected. Hopefully it should arrive on Monday!
On top of all of that (as well as trying to make the most of the sunshine), I sent a batch of items to a new shop in Derby called Pretty Things this week. The shop only opened on Monday, but they have a huge array of ‘pretty’ items on display – if you are in the area why not pay them a visit?
35 Market Hall
At Tea Room Boutique you will find a selection of new pieces from my dandelion range, displayed next to Vogue magazine where one of my vases is featured!