We have finally completed our move to Bristol from Devon. I've learnt that moving house is easy, but moving a kiln and whole studio is not! My kiln wiring was finally competed last week, it has been a mammoth task but I will be having my first Bristol firing later today!
Whilst I have been unable to make ceramics, I have turned to my second crafting love, rag rugging, and am now selling a range of unique gift bags and shopping bags for life to sell along side my ceramics. The bags feature my favourite themes from ceramics, hearts, owls, and butterflies.
I have started booking Christmas fairs, both in my native Devon and I will be doing some in Bristol too. Check out my folksy shop, I've been adding things regularly.
I am so very excited about my new collection, I've been glazing today, and there are some new bits in the kiln firing! I've decided on which direction to go in on folksy. So a lot of activity in the studio this week!
I'm still thinking birds, and now I'm seeing them everywhere, on all sorts of things that have been n my house for ages! At least it will be a change from my obsession with hearts, or maybe I'll just mix the two and everything I make will be birds and hearts! We shall see where my brain takes us!
I've had a lot of support from fellow crafters and customers this past week, so if you have encouraged me in any way, or purchased any of my ceramics, I thank you greatly!
Well I'm a bit rubbish at updating my blog! I have however managed to complete my news years resolutions! One of which was to lose some pounds, (weight wise, not financially) and the second was to get my work online so people could buy it. So I now have a folksy shop, http://folksy.com/shops/lauraspottyceramics and so far it's been super! Lots of positive feedback, and a fair few purchases! So I am delighted!
On a more personal note, it looks like me and the BF Tommy may well be moving to Bristol. Very excited, Bristol has a good reputation for being crafty, so I should feel right at home! We've put an offer in on a house, just waiting on news of the exchange date. So fingers crossed! Eeeeeeek! Plus it has a garage, with windows, and a loft (don't ask!) so once we've got some insulation, and plumbing in there I will have a new studio!
I'm hoping to persuade the BF to let me have some chickens, I'm going to try and work the inspiration angle, so there may have to be a few chicken inspired pots for me to pull it off!
Just waiting for the kiln to cool down so I can get glazing! I have to resist the temptation to have a peek, so I'm going to avoid the studio until tomorrow. But watch this space for the Spring/Summer 2012 range, butterflies, birds, and of course hearts are all in there!!
My first ever blog! How exciting! Well the weekend was a big one for me, I did two fairs, one on my 'home turf' of Withleigh, I ran it as a fundraiser for my local church, it was a success and thankfully the other craft stall holders also had a good day. The second fair was a biggie for me, Westpoint Christmas Shopping Fayre. I've been busily making pots for months, and I was very nervous setting up! It went well, I sold lots, and I've taken a few orders, and had some lovely feedback. Now I need to set up my online shop, so I need to start taking some photos and sit down at my computer. I might have to lock the studio door,as I'd much rather be playing with clay!