Monday, 23 March 2009

What a week!

After the busiest week ever in my princedesignuk shop, I gave a ceramics workshop on Saturday with lots of little people... Exhausting stuff! Although I really really didn't want to get out of bed on Saturday morning, it was well worth the effort once I got there. Check out the pics; they made me smile! We had great fun, and as always, the children surprised me with the fab stuff they made.

We had our very own fairy princess with her little star...

These two were a scream! Very funny guys :) ...

A social butterfly...And possibly some of the cutest children ever....

They made some really lovely stuff, snakes, hearts, stars, flowers, handprints, cut out, built up, modelled, stamped, and drawn... It's amazing what kids will come up with if you give them a lump of clay, and it's nice to let them have a go with a medium they don't get the chance to try very often. I'll post some pics of the fired pieces they made when they're done :)

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Today I am...

the featured seller on etsy! Yay! I am very flattered and excited. A big thanks to all the lovely people who have sent me nice messages about this, and to etsy for selecting me when there is such a huge amount of talent elsewhere in the site. If you fancy reading my interview, check it out here. Wish me luck :)

Tuesday, 17 March 2009


I've always had a love hate relationship with those seventies sets of three ducks. Well with seventies design in general I suppose. On the one hand, I absolutely love it, and on the other, it often seems incredibly naff. Anyone whose visited my shop or seen much of this blog will know about my love affair with birds, but the thing with the sets of three ducks was always that whilst I loved the concept, I hated the end product. And so I decided to take matters into my own hands... Check it out - a sneak preview of my flock!

The middle pic shows the ones I stamped into with organic circles and crosses. I might call them squadron... The lower picture type will be called flock, as they are imprinted with seventies style flock wallpaper. I am so excited about these, and since I took the picture they have been glazed and are now cooking in the kiln... Fingers crossed that they come out well! They'll have two fixings on the back, so that they can be angled to suit. I might do these as a made to order too, as I was thinking that it would be nice for people to be able to choose from the sizes, and have the number they want in the colour/s they want too. Hmmm... food for thought. As always, your comments are welcome!

Friday, 6 March 2009

There's something very sweet...

about mother hens and their broods. I can't wait to see little chicks following mum round the pond... It won't be long now!

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Spring is nearly here!!!

And I cannot wait! To celebrate, I've been busy making some spring themed pots...a forget me not dish and a sweet garden dish...

I absolutely love it when the first flowers pop out in spring, and I've been cooing over narcissi and snow drops all week... The forget me nots won't be long, but I just couldn't wait for the real thing. All I have to wait for now is flip flop weather :)