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  • Dinosaur egg cups for kids

    Dinosaur egg cups for kids

    13th July 2021

    What better way to get the kids to eat their eggs than serve them in dinosaur egg cups – who could resist? You will need: Clay – earthenware or stoneware, preferably white for easy decorating Wooden tools and ribs for…

  • Large shallow bowl – summer tableware

    Large shallow bowl – summer tableware

    24th June 2021

    We all need a large shallow bowl from time to time, and this one is perfect for any number of uses, from pasta to salad, for bread or fruit, or to use as a decorative dish to hold odds and…

  • Olive dish – summer tableware

    Olive dish – summer tableware

    20th June 2021

    This dish is designed to serve olives, but, of course, you could use it for any number of foods. The little bowls at the sides are handy for cocktail sticks, oil for dipping your bread, or even for olive stones.…

  • Thrown bowl with two foot ring options, plus decoration

    Thrown bowl with two foot ring options, plus decoration

    15th June 2021

    There is something very satisfying about a thrown bowl. They’re the most functional of items, not greatly challenging to produce even though there are so many options for size and proportion. You can use this little bowl in the kitchen…

  • Supplier spotlight: MKM Pottery Tools

    Supplier spotlight: MKM Pottery Tools

    24th May 2021

    Creating beauty in clay! MKM Pottery Tools was established in 2003 by Rick McKinney. Rick’s initial set of tools was developed in his studio for his personal use and weren’t available for sale elsewhere. It was the development of the…

  • Oval bisque template for press moulding clay dishes

    Oval bisque template for press moulding clay dishes

    24th May 2021

    A bisque template is an incredibly useful tool for the quick production of slabbed dishes. The potential to create unique and exciting shapes is endless, giving you an opportunity to develop your own signature range of wares   You will…

  • Leaping deer wall art

    Leaping deer wall art

    24th May 2021

    You have to be a certain age to remember this, but these leaping deer were inspired by Hilda Ogden’s ducks!   You will need: Clay for modelling Non-absorbent board Modelling tools Plaster Casting slip – clay type of choice (porcelain…

  • Plaster relief panel

    Plaster relief panel

    22nd May 2021

    This relief panel is being made to use as a mirror frame, but it can be used in many ways – to form decorative walls for dishes, cups, plates or in fact, any form you might want to apply it…

  • BOTZ

    BOTZ

    27th April 2021

    Founded in 1984 by Mechthild Surmann and Jürgen Klück, BOTZ glazes are well-known and loved by ceramicists all over the world Daniel Schulze Zur Verth, executive director, has been with the company since 2008 and explained its history. “Jürgen was…

  • Stacey McDonald

    Stacey McDonald

    22nd April 2021

    A series of fortunate events From hobby to woman-owned business by Stacey McDonald, photos Scott Rose Stacey McDonald I moved to Rockford IL, USA from Canada in 2006. It was a classic ‘girl finds boy on eBay, shipping is a…