Saturday, August 01, 2009

Saturday Shopping List - Ceramics

Well Ceramics wasn't actually the theme I had been planning my shopping list around but I was a bit disappointed with the offerings on Folksy for my original theme so after some rummaging I discovered the following lovely shops, all based around the theme of ceramics.

Lauren Ceramics

Lauren Ceramics is a shop containing all manner of ceramic items from brooches to pen pots. She describes her items as modern and delicate. They are all handmade and designed in Lauren's studio in Reading using a method called slip casting. Lauren has her own website and a blog at

This shop contains some very pretty handmade ceramic buttons created using a technique called Raku firing. These buttons are truly individual and would look lovely on some chunky handknitted clothing or maybe even incorporated somehow in jewellery. I'm thinking of a way to do it!!

Sea Urchin

This shop contains some really striking and different ceramic jewellery. Lisa, the owner of the shop says she is obsessed with texture, colour and new materials and loves to experiment. Many items, like the pendant featured incorporate fused glass and precious metal lustres.

Isn't this nodding dog gorgeous. I just couldn't resist him. As well as the nodding dogs this shop contains quirky cuff links, plaques and ceramic eggs. The shop owner describes her shop as Poignant, humorous work in porcelain and mixed media inspired by classic toys and curios. This is definitely a shop to visit for something a bit different.

This is another store that creates items using the Raku technique but this one contains pendants and brooches as well as buttons. Jude is based on the Isle of Wight and creates her gorgeous items in a tiny studio in her house by the sea. Sound absolutely gorgeous. The pendant featured has been glazed with crackle glaze and is a totally unique piece.

So there you go, the Folksy shopping list. I keep forgetting that Folksy doesn't feature nearly as many sellers as Etsy and therefore I will have to remember to create wider searches when doing my favourites feature. As you can see though, from this week's sellers that it is quality not quantity that really counts.

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Blogger Stacie said...

Every one of these are fantastic, wow! What an artistic community! I love the nodding dog too..I keep telling my husband that I want a bobble head doll of my own head, but he refuses to get one made..oh, well!

3:49 PM  
Blogger Lauren Denney said...

lovely range of items, the dog is so cute. thanks for featuring one of my pen pots.

1:36 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Rose said...

those buttons are gorgeous! would look really nice on this coat I have that needs new buttons. i need a job so I can buy them lol

4:20 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Stacie - Folksy is great. Quite new but definitely features a lot of talent. A bobble head doll sounds cool, you'll have to keep on, maybe he will give in one day!

Thanks Lauren, your pen pots are lovely, far too pretty to put pens in!!

Jennifer I hadn't thought of a coat for the buttons. That would look good. I spend most of my time wishing I didn't have a job so I could spend more time creating, but the money does need to come from somewhere!

3:37 PM  

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