My handmade pottery is on display in the pop-up window of Studio Nine in Totnes this week. A very exciting opportunity! From the 5th to the 10th April, I have the whole window to myself to display my handcrafted work, old and new, in all its colourful glory. So, if you’re a Totnes local – feel free to have a browse!
All the pottery shown is hand-thrown on the wheel by me from my studio in Torquay. And piped with wet clay using cake decorating techniques. The pottery is bisque fired, hand-painted with pottery stains and underglazes, waxed and readied for glazing. Finally, the ceramics are finished off by glazing in satin glazes, with a food safe clear glaze inside and glaze fired.
The work is displayed in 4 colour blocks – pink, peach, green and blue; as I thought this would look more cohesive. There is a mixture of products from candlesticks and candle holders, to Vases, to mugs and a teapot, to ring holders and jewellery jars.
The majority of the work is in my piped style; some with piped bows; frilly star shapes; climbing vines and leaves; shells and dots. Some pieces including mugs, vases and teapots have piped feet in the the style of claw feet (popular during the English Renaissance and forward) which raises them slightly.
Available work is (L to R): Green Heart Cut out Pillar Candle holder, Green piped basket, Piped Vines and leaves donut wall vase, (back) Green vase with piped rim, Green twisted handle piped feet mug, Green water fountain jewellery holder, (back) green tall footed dish with piped vines and leaves, green 3-piece piped incense oil burner, green piped tea-light holder, green piped top lidded jewellery jar, green vase with piped trellis vines and leaves,
(back) blue piped candlestick, blue twisted handle piped feet mug, blue piped ring holder, blue piped tea-light holder, blue piped tall footed dish, blue piped donut taper candle holder (holds 4), blue etched vase, (front) blue piped top lidded jewellery jar, blue berry bowl, blue piped vase with etched hearts and piped feet, blue piped rim vase, blue twisted handle piped feet mug
Available work is (L to R): pink tall vase with piped feet, pink twisted handle piped feet mug, pink piped top lidded jar, pink 3-piece piped incense oil burner, pink dumpy piped vase, pink tall vase/planter(with bulb plant), (back) pink piped vase, (front) pink piped donut wall vase, pink twisted handle piped feet mug, pink piped lidded frog vase, (back) pink vase with piped feet, (front) pink piped top lidded jewellery jar,
peach piped basket, peach piped bows and hearts pot, (back) peach vase with piped feet, (front) peach piped tea-light holder, peach twisted handle piped feet mug, peach piped ring holder, (back) peach piped frog vase, peach 3-piece piped incense oil burner, (front) peach piped dumpy teapot with twisted handle, (front) peach piped bow top lidded jewellery jar, peach piped incense plate, (back) peach piped rim vase
There have been some stunning displays of varying mediums and disciplines in this pop-up space. If you’re a local maker interested in displaying your work in Totnes, I would highly recommend following Studio Nine to see previous displays and details on future opportunities. It is a lovely space to showcase your wares from; and Lucie is lovely and very easy to work with!
If you’re interested in buying any of the pieces displayed please contact me here with details of which piece you would like to buy.
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By Christina Goodall
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