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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Botanical Blooms Collection

New for Spring 2018 Last but not least, the final new collection that I will showcasing at BCTF in April 2018 is ‘Botanical Blooms‘. After undergoing some market research, this collection turned out to be the most popular. People were drawn to the colours, in particular the ‘pop’ of blue. Botanical Blooms Collection Customer Research […]

COMMISSION: Ceramic floral heart hanging using funeral flowers

I was recently commissioned to make a memorial heart plaque in memory of a lost loved one. Being asked to make specific pieces is my favourite thing, but I love it even more when I am asked to make such a special keepsake with a story behind it, and felt very honored to make this […]

Red Berries Collection

New for Spring 2018 Another of my new collections to be showcased at BCTF in April 2018 is ‘Red Berries‘. This is my personal favourite design, I love the sense of fun in the simple red glaze dots, contrasted against the beautifully delicate organic stems. Red Berries Collection Market Research I asked a number of […]