Saturday, September 9, 2017

New Website

I'm so excited to announce that I have taken the leap and now have my very own website!

This means that you can now view all my work on one place and order from the site too.

I have been blown away by the response and love for my work and I am now so busy with lots of orders!

Thank you to all my lovely customers and family and friends who have invested in ordering my work.

I would love you to take a look and you can place an order from my website by emailing me

Shirley xx 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Gorgeous Bushrikes ready to fly....

This is where my little business has all started with this jug! How exciting! 
A month or two ago I set up a studio at home so that I can now work from home while my girls are at school in the morning. 

 I have been Homeschooling my 2 teenage girls for 4 years ... but now my 13 year old is in Grade 8 at our local High School and my 16 year old has just finished her IGCSE's and is at a Cambridge College in our area busy with her AS and A levels.

Its so strange not to have them around in the morning but I am loving the time to create and work with my hands with clay!

This is the jug bisque fired and I worked with underglazes to paint the little birds. I decided I want to start with  South African birds on my jugs and these are little Gorgeous Bushshrikes.

The clear glaze has brought out the bright colours of these birds which I really love! This is a 1 litre jug.

I now have many orders I am busy working on! Its so fantastic to be spending my time doing something I absolutely love! Such a blessing!

I have custom orders for not only South African birds. I am almost finished an Australian Kookaburra. It is a type of Kingfisher and is very beautiful.

I create my jugs using the coiling method of handbuilding. Although it takes a long time I love the look of it being handmade.

If anyone is interested in ordering my jugs you can email me  -
and I will send you all the details. I can ship locally and overseas.

Have a amazing Wednesday!


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Love art ...

I live to make things .... with my hands ... everyday! I am passionate about art.

This year  I have started pottery lessons with a few of my friends. It has been so wonderful having new projects to work on each week. We started with coiling and I decided to make a large bowl with the theme of birds and flowers.

I am passionate about birds and all my pottery projects have birds on at the moment.

I spent hours painting the lilies and the little Robin using underglazes and small, very fine brushes.

I love using underglazes and building up the colours - almost like watercolour painting.For this bowl I also pressed dried ferns into wet clay and then after the bowl was bisque fired I used a sponge and put 3 different colour greens on the fern "pattern" .

The underglazes change colour so much after the final clear glaze. I want to build up all the underglaze colours I have so I can experiment more with colours.