We are well into October and while many of you still have your hands over your ears saying lalalalala, that doesn’t change the fact that Christmas is coming!!
For me, it’s been all systems go for months. I have to make well over 300 decorations to prepare for the silly season. My Etsy shop is chock full of ready to ship sets and lots of options for personalised decorations. I’ve got you covered for teacher’s gifts, grandparent gifts, new baby gifts and special memories for your own tree.
Personalised decorations even have the option of coming with a gorgeous handmade gift pouch, so you don’t even have to worry about wrapping your super amazing gift!
Below are just some of the items available for purchase or order right now in my Etsy shop.
I’ve been working with floral decals for quite some time, and lace is a staple, but I’ve never put them together, until now! I love the combination and it seems you guys do too. This new range has been super popular and I think they make the perfect birthday, engagement or wedding gift. Sweet and girly and totally unique.
Check out the full range ready for purchase in my Etsy shop.
The start of the new year is always the perfect time for me to try out new ideas that have been simmering at the back of my mind. From September to December I’m so busy with orders for Christmas and keeping up with demand for decorations that all else is pushed to the back burner. January brings some breathing room and time for getting back to letting the creativity flow.
Here are a few pieces that have come out of the kiln in January that are new to my range. I’m especially loving the organic shaped nesting bowls and testing out some new glazes.
Head over to my Etsy or Madeit shop to see what else is new for 2017.
I’ve always loved mesmerising and intricate shapes of mandalas and wondered how I could incorporate them into my designs. After much thought over several months I decided to carve my own design into a round slab of plaster which I could then roll my porcelain clay over to transfer the design onto the clay.
First I sketched out a design and then got to carving. This was a long and slow process as the plaster is quite hard and not easy to carve into.
Next was to roll my porcelain clay over the design which transfers the pattern onto the clay as a raised impression. Here is a raw plate drying.
After firing the plate, I glazed in a translucent green which was perfect to highlight the mandala pattern.
I also left one white and detailed one with 22k gold luster.
For more details and photos on these plates and my other work, head over to my Etsy or Madeit shop.
With the new year comes a little more downtime and a chance to work on new ideas that have been brewing in my mind.
I’d been wanting to make a set of dinnerware that was definitely not conventional, but still functional and beautiful. I am so happy with how these came out! They can be used as traditional dinnerware for serving main meals and dessert or entree or as a cheese board, antipasto platter or sweets. When not in use, don’t hide them away, put them out as a table centerpiece with candles or treats on them.
I have 2 sets of these available in my Etsy shop, but feel free to contact me for custom orders on larger amounts.
Believe it or not, I’ve been planning and prepping for the Christmas season since January. Yep, it takes me ALL YEAR to build up enough stock and nut out all my new ideas in time for the Oct – Dec season.
I’m so excited to show you a huge range of new designs this year, as well as a heap of new personalised options. Every ornament is handmade using the highest quality porcelain. Each set is either one of a kind or a very limited run of 3 or 4 sets. This makes your decorations very unique and collectible.
To see what is available right now, head over to my Madeit or Etsy shop. But check back often, as new sets are being listed every few days.
One of my most popular sets are these nesting rectangle dishes. They look great sitting together as a table centerpiece or on a coffee table or dresser. They are also very functional for holding soap and jewellery in the bathroom, or mints and sweets on the table. If you have a thing for candles, these are great for showing them off. As far as gifts go, you can’t go wrong with one of these sets. They are unique and gorgeous as well as useful and will last a lifetime.
To see what is currently available, head over to my Madeit or Etsy stores.