Burton Overy Christmas tree festival, 6, 7, 8th Dec, in church, stalls and refreshments in village hall.

Last leg of my christmas production, awaiting a bisque kiln to cool and reglaze.  So, catching up on admin, cleaning and organising (not my strong point).  I’m far happier in making and exploring and developing new work.  The selling is always the most difficult, especially to friends.

winter scene

winter scene

Once work is priced and on display at a fair, selling becomes easier, more clean cut.  Everything begins with a bag of clay then a lot of hard work. Although there are always those who find ‘crafts’ so overpriced because they are used to seeing mass production prices, this is understandable. Luckily people generally like to find something more unique for a gift even if it’s just a little decoration or a mug.  Finances are tight this year so I intend to have lots of lower priced gifts.

just a small sample of this years decorations.

just a small sample of this years decorations.

Unfortunately I havent had chance to run any group workshops this autumn but I have taught some fab one to ones.  A couple spent the day with me for their 9th wedding aniversary (pottery) and did a collaborative piece, a charger, picture to follow!  And Claire’s friends contributed to a one to one voucher for a special birthday gift for her, again pics to follow.

I have been producing samples for a very well known store, so fingers crossed and as soon as I know anything, I’ll post up images.

My dream has always been to make for the masses, although impossible for me to do in my studio, making samples which are then mass produced is very exciting.

Cow hand thrown and slip decorated

Cow hand thrown and slip decorated

My favourite mugs this year and proving very popular!

My favourite mugs this year and proving very popular!

 

These one off jugs are a really unique gift

These one off jugs are a really unique gift