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The Cabin – Tree Mugs

Hello.

Those of you who know me will know I have always wanted my own coffee shop, those of you who don’t, it’s a fact! It has been the driving force behind Tea with Jud, before it even existed. Today I have some news… just a little bit of news, don’t get too excited though… as of now I will no longer be making commissions. Read More…

FINALLY the Small Mugs are here!

Polka Dot Small Mugs

Hello!

If you follow me on Instagram you might remember I teased you with a picture of a new mug last May! Yes, I know that was a long time ago! Time seems to go so fast sometimes but in pottery land it feels like it goes very very slow. Anyway, after thoroughly testing the new mug myself, I made a small batch and took them out to my markets before Christmas. They proved to be a winner so I have now added them to my Pottery Range.

Yellow Small Mug

They are exactly the same style as my normal mugs, just shorter, hold less liquid and will suit you if you are in a rush! Or if you prefer a smaller mug of tea or coffee.

As of today, these Small Mugs are available to buy in my online shop in both the Primary and Polka Dot Ranges.

Tea with Jud Tea Towels

**PROMO ALERT** **PROMO ALERT**  How do you fancy drying your dishes with a fabulous Tea with Jud Tea Towel? For every order over £40* you will get a FREE Tea Towel, and orders over £60* will receive a FREE Tea with Jud Shopping Bag!

(I also planned this promotion last year but am only getting round to doing it now!)

Tea with Jud Shopping Bag

So, i hope you like the new mugs, have a lovely Monday and happy shopping everyone.

Cheerio!

* Order Value must be £40/£60 or over, excluding postage cost*
* Promotion ONLY available via direct sales or on my website*
* Only 1 promotional item will be received per order*
* Promotion will run until the Tea Towels and Bags run out!

Pop up, Pop down

Popping Up in Stockbridge

I’m very sad to say that Popping Up in Stockbridge will be closing at the end of this month. Thank you so much to Jill and the team for organising something so wonderful. It has been a very special experiment to take part in and I am looking forward to the next one!

If you would like to be kept informed of any updates you can sign up to their mailing list here.

Thank you also to any customers who bought my pottery in the shop! I have been flabbergasted each month with the amount of sales and support. It has been great!

You have 23 days left to discover all the fabulous-ness in store, so go and check it out if you can!

Bye bye for now pop up!

“Hello, is it me you’re looking for?”

Pastel Heart Mugs

Hello, remember us?

It’s the Pastel Heart Range – back by popular demand! Hooray!

This range is a Limited Edition and exclusive to Tea with Jud. There are now Espresso Mugs and Jugs to complement the original Mugs so you just have to decide which is your favourite!

Limited Edition Pastel Hearts

Hmmm… decisions, decisions!

Once you make up your mind, then there is only one more decision, whether you will treat your Valentine, or keep if for yourself?

Limited Edition Pastel Hearts

They are now available in my online shop, but when they are gone, they are gone! (until next time).

Have a LOVELY day!

PS: just so you know I have an exciting promotion planned and if that’s not enough, I’ll be launching my “Small Mug” very soon!

Hello!

Turquoise Polka Dot Wedding Set

Hello!

I cant believe I didn’t get to wish you all a Merry Christmas. I was floored by the flu – and with no one else to do my admin, this highlights the disadvantages of being a one woman business!

While I was home I did manage a trip to The Craft Room in Comber to deliver some more stock. What a fabulous shop! There are so many gorgeous handmade goodies in there. The worst thing about delivering pots in person is trying to resist buying everything else in the shop!

Anyway, I am back to work now, planning for 2018 and will be busy restocking the shelves over the next few months. I’ve got some exciting things lined up  and will also be making a few changes over the year too, but don’t worry you will be kept up to date with all my plans!

I wish you a very happy and prosperous year too.

Cheerio for now!

 

 

 

It’s Tea-cember

Red Mugs

Good morning!

I can’t believe it’s December! I’ve been so busy glazing since my new kiln arrived, like a workshop hermit,  I forgot to tell you on the blogishphere that a) i’m surviving! and b) all my shops should have my pots back in stock, except Popping up at Stockbridge, but don’t worry, that delivery is on its way.

I’ve got 4 markets left before Christmas – maybe if you’re around you can come to one of them? (give me a hug and tell me everything is going to be ok…) They are –

TOMORROW – Pitlochry Christmas Festival – 12 noon – 4
3rd Dec – Abernyte Brewery Christmas Market – 10am – 5pm
10th Dec – Summerhall – 11am – 5pm
17th Dec – Urban Market – 12 noon – 5pm

Righto, gotta go, the workshop is calling!

kiln me softly

Butter Dishes

Hello!

Some of you will already know the issues I’ve been having with my kiln. It’s not been firing right for ages and despite endless attempts to fix it we still can’t figure out the problem. It has taken up all my time and energy, and I did not have anything positive to say about anything, hence having zero presence on social media recently. There have been many tears. It’s been a VERY frustrating time and my patience has been pushed to the limit.

Claustrophobic workshop!

I can’t run my business without a kiln, and with the clock ticking faster towards Christmas, I had no choice but to order a new one. It is arriving today (fingers crossed!!!). If I work like an absolute maniac then I might be able to fire and glaze all the pots that I have been making over the past 2 months in time for Christmas. My shelves are so full I feel a bit claustrophobic in the workshop!

It really is the worst timing and unfortunately due to the backlog of work I won’t be able to take on any special commissions (apart from the ones that have already been ordered). Also, website sales cannot be guaranteed for Christmas either, but of course I will try my best. Your best bet of getting some Tea with Jud Pottery is either buying it direct from me at one of the following markets – Kibble PalaceThe Handmade Show Perth, Pitlochry Christmas FestivalAbernyte Brewery Christmas Market, Summerhall, Urban Market – see my diary for dates.

I do realize that is not ideal for anyone outside of Scotland so please feel free to contact me directly before you place your order online and I will be able to give you a better idea of when you will receive it.

Bowls

You can also shop at any of my stocksits, but bear in mind they are also waiting patiently for their deliveries!!! Arrghhh, what a palaver!

Thanks to everyone who has tried to help me sort this out, my family and friends for listening to me drone on and on and on about my kiln, anyone who has seen me and put up with my sad face, Rachel for the use of your kiln, and I honestly don’t know what I would do without Ulster Ceramics, and Callum, the electrician! So thank you all!

This morning I am waiting in anticipation for my new kiln to arrive, then the electrician and then there will be no stopping me. Sure there is nothing like a bit of pressure? I just hope I have some pots to sell on Saturday at Kibble Palace…

Thank you very much

Preparing for POS

Perthshire Open Studios 2017 is DONE!

I just wanted to say thank you to ALL my visitors. It was really nice to see some faces from last year and meet lots of new ones. Thank you so much for coming to see my workshop and buying some pots!

I’d also like to say thank you to everyone at the Perthshire Open Studios HQ who work so hard to organise such a brilliant event. It really is wonderful and I feel very lucky to be able to take part in it.

I’m now exhausted and taking a break for a little while, so see you in 2018…. jokes! Once i’m rested i’ll be back in the workshop, in my thermals, getting all your Christmas orders made!

Ciao

Perthshire Open Studios

Tea with Jud Shop 2016

Last year for Perthshire Open Studios I envisioned a display area in the barn wall at my workshop. I only managed to get the framework made, but this year thanks to a surplus shower screen, a few bits of wood, a retired dad, some friends visiting for lunch (who happened to have a jig saw in their van) and a random passer by it is now complete!

My pots can now be permanently displayed under a happy waterproof canopy of stripes. I am so delighted and I absolutely LOVE it!

Tea with Jud Shop 2017

This year Perthshire Open Studios is taking place from 2nd – 10th September. The website has details of all the amazing people taking part. you can plan your route here.

My workshop is Number 8 on the Orange Route and will be open the following dates and times:

Sat 2nd – Wed 6th: 10am – 5pm
Thursday 7th: 10am – 7pm
Friday 8th: 10am – 5pm
Sat *9th*  & Sun 10th: 12 noon – 4pm

Tea, coffee and home baking will be available.

Card payments can also be accepted (except Saturday 9th Sept)

*Unfortunately on Saturday 9th September I will NOT be here, so if you really want to meet me please come on a different day! However, the workshop will still be open from 12 noon to 4pm and my mum and Lawson will be here to look after you.

I am really looking forward to it and hope to see lots of lovely visitors again this year. Happy Open Studios everyone, let the countdown begin! .

Ciao for now!