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February 20, 2018

Dandelion Collection

New for Spring 2018 Another of my collections to be launched at BCTF in April 2018 is ‘Dandelions’. I have played around with this design in my work for some time now, and have decided to turn it into a coherent collection as I think this design works well on pieces in a group. The […]

February 15, 2018

DIY: How to Make a Pallet Wall

I was so excited to start this project in the new year. We had had the red, black & grey dandelion wallpaper up for a few years now (what were we thinking?!), and I couldn’t wait to get rid of it. The best bit is you don’t need to spend time steaming off the wallpaper, […]

February 8, 2018

Sea Line Collection

New for Spring 2018 One of my new collections for 2018, and to be showcased at BCTF this April, is ‘Sea Line‘. This collection of one-off ceramic pieces features a blend of smooth elegant white, contrasted with flowing waves of texture formed using engobes, and thin delicate lines. Cobalt blue & ash grey are key to […]

January 31, 2018

Northamptonshire Ceramic Designer/Maker Showcases Blooming Marvellous New Product Collections

I will be travelling to Harrogate for the first time to exhibit my exciting new ceramic collections at the British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) 8-10th April 2018. Stand Number N56A. The collections will focus on floral blooms in perfect timing for spring. ‘Red Berries’, ‘Dandelions’, ‘Botanical Blooms’ and ‘Sea Line’ are the four new designs […]

January 29, 2018

Bride’s Wedding Bouquet Transformed into Ceramic Wall Art Tile

Want to keep your wedding bouquet forever? You can! Flowers make a gorgeous imprint in clay, and since I’m always using natural foliage and plants to create natural designs in my work I thought I would try my wedding flowers for a floral look. The results are breathtaking and it is an ideal way to […]

January 17, 2018

My Word of 2018

Dream Plan Do This year I am taking part in a motivational 12 month journey with the help of a planner-journal designed by Patricia van den Akker of The Design Trust, called ‘Dream Plan Do‘. It is a thought-provoking, goal setting, problem solving, creative and strategic journal that guides you to delve deep down into […]

September 8, 2017

Latest Adventures :: Inspiration

The last few months have been packed with exciting trips away. I always keep an eye out for new inspiration whenever I’m in a new place, I can’t help it. Last month I had the pleasure of floating up into the sky in a hot air balloon. This is something I had always wanted to […]

August 14, 2017

Personalised Ceramic Hearts for Wedding Clothes Hangers

The personalised ceramic heart wedding favours that I make are not only ideal for name place settings at your wedding breakfast, but are also a lovely idea to be used as name tags for clothes hangers. Your bridesmaids, maid of honour and flower girl(s) will love this idea! The hearts are a little keepsake gift […]

July 25, 2017

Handmade Ceramic Jar Labels / Tags

I was recently commissioned to make a set of ceramic name tags for labeling some jars in a customers pantry. I’m really pleased with the results! The tags can be custom made to suit any product such as coffee, tea, sugar, pasta, spaghetti, oats, nuts, currants, lentils, rice, mixed fruit, etc. These handmade ceramic labels […]

July 11, 2017

Handmade Ceramic Signs for Nursery

I was recently asked to make a set of door signs for inside a nursery. Some specific requirements were requested, but I pretty much had full rein on the design, and really enjoyed creating these bespoke door signs: I visited an open day at the nursery after the signs were installed, and have to admit […]

May 22, 2017

Bride’s Wedding Bouquet Transformed into Vase

Preserve your Flowers When I was asked to make a large vase using a wedding bouquet, the excitement kicked in straight away when I started to think about how the vase would be constructed and how the flowers would be used. What made it really special was making it using the flowers that were from […]

May 17, 2017

Bespoke Commissions for Newborns

Fresh from the kiln this week is this elegant white vase, personalised with the birth date and name of a little girl named Genevieve, followed by the date of her baptism. The customer asked for a rose to be included in the design, as Rose is included in Genevieve’s middle name. I’m very happy with […]

CHC will be exhibiting at BCTF 6th-10th April 2018. No orders will be fulfilled during this period. Dismiss