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November 16, 2018

CHRISTMAS AT HEART: Exhibition at Heart Gallery

Heart Gallery in Hebden Bridge are launching a shopping evening with 10% discount TONIGHT, alongside their Christmas at Heart winter exhibition, featuring a range of pieces from my Red Berries collection. Pop in if you are local or passing by, there will be lots of Christmas gift ideas! #shoplocal #shophandmade #supportsmallbusiness #supportindependentmakers

November 15, 2018

LAST CHRISTMAS ORDER DATES

Thinking of Commissioning Something Special This Christmas? My last order date for commissions, to receive them in time for Christmas is 25th November 2018. Below are some examples of recent commissions I have made: “The tea light house is beautiful, thank you. I know Evie will love it!” Cassie, Surrey. “Thank you so much for the beautiful commissioned […]

November 2, 2018

Personalised Ceramic Wedding Favours in the Press

I love weddings at this time of year. I recently made a batch of 120 personalised ceramic stars for a bride & groom who are getting married in December. I’d never made an alternative shape to hearts before, so it was nice working with stars for a change. The couple wanted a lace design impressed […]

October 24, 2018

Botanical Press Publications

This month I am pleased to show some recent publications featuring images of my work; My Blue Flowers Ceramic Heart Wall Hanging was popular this month – Included in this ‘Back to Botanics‘ home interior inspiration board below, in Essex Central Magazine: And also featured again here, in Teeside Mercury Magazine:   A pair of […]

October 17, 2018

South Northants Art Trail 2018

The South Northamptonshire Art Trail has come to an end for another year. This was my third year being involved with the trail and I am pleased to report it was a huge success. As previous years, I had a large display of my work on show at The Hayrack Gallery in Upper Stowe at […]

June 19, 2018

Botanical Ceramic Tiles Project for Kitchen Splashback

A few months ago I was asked to make a set of botanical inspired square ceramic tiles to act as a splash-back on a kitchen wall behind a hob. The customers were a lovely young couple living in a nearby village with their 2 children, doing up their dream home. They sent me photos of […]

June 14, 2018

Personalised Ceramic Tags for Baby Accessories

The ceramic gift tags that I make are not only useful for labeling jars containing tea, coffee, sugar, rice, flour, lentils, cereal, pasta, sweets etc. They also make a lovely keepsake gift for new mum’s, and are a great addition to baby shower gifts. These tags were made for Karen, for her little boy’s bits […]

April 23, 2018

Pottery Classes / Ceramics Workshops in Northamptonshire

This weekend just gone, I hosted my first workshop from my home studio in Northamptonshire. This has been something I’d been thinking about starting to do over the last 12 months, and finally decided to put it into action. I love working with clay and working by myself, but it can get lonely at times […]

April 19, 2018

Personalised Ceramic Tea Light House – Custom Order

Just before Christmas I was asked to make a personalised ceramic tea light house for a clients daughter. The client was going to be decorating her daughters bedroom after Christmas, and wanted to add a few ceramic pieces. We discussed different size options, and decided on a tall shape with a chimney. The tea light […]

April 18, 2018

Overview of BCTF 2018

BCTF Preparations I think I thought I was crazy at the time, but last December I booked a spur of the moment space in the newcomers gallery at BCTF with only 4 months to go until the fair. I like to think I am very organised, so my to-do list (which was never ending most […]

April 5, 2018

On my way to BCTF 2018…

Today I am celebrating an achievement 🙂 I only initially thought about attending BCTF in November 2017, and didn’t actually bite the bullet to book until early December 2017. Once Christmas was out of the way, it wasn’t until January 2018 that I really started planning for my first ever trade fair at BCTF in […]

April 4, 2018

How it’s made: Large Botanical Vessel

There is a routine to making many of my slab-built pieces. This involves a process of firstly rolling out sheets of clay to a desired thickness, and to do this I use a slab roller, then finish rolling a bit thinner by hand with a rolling pin. The sheets or ‘slabs’ of clay are then […]