All of my pottery is stoneware therefore all of my items are fired at about 1200oC and can be put in the freezer, fridge, dishwasher, microwave and oven. The garden items I make can be enjoyed all year around as they will withstand frosty nights and snowy days.
There is a great history of weaving and spinning in Suffolk. With my weaving I only use good quality material products of wool (either sheep or alpaca), cotton, silk and any other natural product I can find. I like the thought of my creations being as natural as possible. I enjoy blending colours and spinning pure wool fleece and incorporating it into my handwoven pieces. I use my trusty rigid heddle loom to create unique items. All of my weaving needs to be hand washed carefully and dried flat.
There is lots of wonderful countryside and coastline in the beautiful county of Suffolk and it's neighbbouring county of Norfolk. All of this inspires my designs.
Due to Covid 19 all of my scheduled craft events have either been cancelled or postponed. The shops I supply have also temporarily closed. However I am still busy making in my studio.
1-1 lessons in my studio are on hold at the moment due to social distancing.
If you require a commission please contact me to discuss, I would be more than happy to make something unique and bespoke for you.
Some of my work can be purchased from Ivy Joan Makers Market ( www.ivyjoan.co.uk)
Please note my own on-line shop will be coming Handmade at Bramley Cottage soon..... watch this space.
My little face pots were first created when I thought it would be funny to make a pot that looked like my husband for his birthday and to put a plant in it for his hair. Friends saw it and like it and it all started from there. Each facepot is unique, no two has the same features or colours. Each one has his or her own name which is not duplicated (I have a little book with all the names in). On the back of the facepot there is a ceramic tag with his/her name on. I love making these guys they are fun to do and somehow each one takes on a personality of their own. Pop a plant in for your facepot's hair. They are available in various sizes. It sounded very wrong saying they were for sale therefore I describe it as each one being 'adopted', which I think sounds much nicer.
I really love to see how they are getting on in their new forever homes so if you want to send me a photograph I would love to see.
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