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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!

Secret Commissions!

Hello,

I’ve been keeping all your special commissions secrets again. I’m working on some exciting ones at the minute, but I thought you might like to see a few that I have done so far this year.

Thank you very much to all you lovely customers who have placed orders and commissions.

jud

Summer Markets

We only look this cool at markets

Summer greetings to you!

I hope you are enjoying the sunshine. Just thought you’d like to know my upcoming events for the rest of the summer.

Next week I’ll testing out my gazebo again –

Dunkeld Market

Event: Dunkeld Craft Collective Market
Date: Saturday 29th July 2017
Time: 11am – 5pm
Location: Dunkeld

August

EventBlairgowrie Community Market
Date: Saturday 26th August 2017
Time: 10am – 3pm
Location: Blairgowrie

Annnnnnnnnnnnnd…. I’m so excited because it’s nearly time for Perthshire Open Studios again. More details to follow soon but here are the basic ones you need to know.

EventPerthshire Open Studios
Date: 2nd – 10th September 2017
Location: Tea with Jud Workshop

Hopefully I will see you somewhere along the way.
Cheerio!

 

Tickled Pink

Pink Experiments

Hello!

I have been on a quest to find the perfect pink glaze to complete my Polka Dot Collection. It has taken months of experimenting and glaze tests to find a shade that I like and most importantly, complements the Green, Turquoise and Purple colours.

Green & Pink Polka Dots

I have discovered some happy accidents along the way; Pastel Pink which I used to glaze my Limited Edition Pastel Heart Mugs, but finally the wait is over! I have road tested the new colour at recent markets and it has already proved to be very popular. It got a lot of “watermelon” comments! So, I am very happy to tell you the full Pink Polka Dot range is now available from Tea with Jud.

Pink Polka Dot & Yellow

I will be bringing it to all my upcoming fairs and events, which you can check out here.

Polka Dot Mugs

Perseverance does pay off and I hope you are tickled pink, just like me. Apologies in advance if it makes your mix and match decision even tougher now, but maybe you should just spoil yourself and buy one of each colour!

See the full range here.

Cheerio

The latest from Tea with Jud

Sanding in the Sunshine

Hello!

Long time no blog! That’s because I’ve been taking advantage of the fabulous weather to dry my pots so I can fulfil all my orders. The workshop doors have been wide open, and my yard has been a warm and slightly windy sun trap this past few weeks, so it almost feels like I’ve been on a working holiday… well, that’s what i’m telling myself!

Bike Mugs

So, here is everything you need to know… as of Friday, in Pitlochry I delivered a fresh batch of Bike Mugs to Honest Thistle just in time for The Etape Caledonia weekend. I also dropped off a selection of Tree bowls to the John Muir Trust.

Thank you to all my lovely customers everywhere, but in particular those who shop at Popping Up in Stockbridge in Edinburgh. I am continuously surprised at how fast everything goes! To keep you all happy I delivered a box so big that I could hardly lift it!

Busy Bee Mug

Manchester Bee Company have more Busy Bee Mugs in stock too, you can find them here.

That should keep you all going for a while. If not, and you desperately need to see me to buy some pots, my next two markets are

Market: Big Tay Out
Date: Saturday 27th May
Time: 12.30pm – TBC
Location Dunkeld

Pastel Heart Mugs

Market: West Fest
Date: Sunday 4th June
Time: 1pm – 7pm
Location: Dundee

I hope I can figure out how to construct the 3D jigsaw aka gazebo/party tent before then as both markets are outdoor events. I’ll maybe show you a picture if I have any success with that.

Last but not least, I was astounded by the amount of love shown on a recent Instagram post of some pastel heart mugs, so I have glazed up a small batch. they are now available to buy here.

Cheerio for now!

Stockist Update

Hello there,

I hope you are enjoying the fabulous weather! How nice is it to feel that glorious spring sunshine on your face?

This week I was in Edinburgh restocking the ever fabulous Popping Up in Stockbridge. If you have not been, I really recommend it. It has so many beautiful products, handmade by an array of talented Scottish based designers and makers. This shop was originally a Pop Up shop, hence the name, but has been so successful it is staying open until March 2018! Hoooray!

Popping Up in Stockbridge

It seems Edinburgh really likes my pots, so after only announcing Marchmont Gallery as my new stockist last month, their shelves needed restocking too! It is another shop full of wonderful hand crafted things.

Last but not least, NEW stockist ALERT ** Iona Craft Shop** on the Isle of Iona is now selling Tea with Jud! Unfortunately I did not get to do this delivery in person, but hopefully one day I will.

That’s it for today. Enjoy the sunshine!

Cheerio.

Tea with Jud Pottery available to buy at….

Red Jug

Good Morning!

Would you believe that four years ago today, about 11.30am I was sitting on a ski slope feeling faint with a VERY sore knee? I had just fallen over and torn my ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) and Meniscus. Two things I never even knew existed. At that point in time my pottery business was still just a dream in my head and it’s hard to believe how far I’ve come since then!

Primary Colours

So today I’m pleased to tell you that I have another new stockist in Edinburgh. Marchmont Gallery are now stocking my Primary Range of Pottery. You can see the rest of my stockists here.

I have some new markets and fairs lined up for 2017, but this weekend you will be able to find me in Glasgow, at The National Trust’s Pollok House. I’ll be there from 11 – 4pm.

This day is significant for many reasons. Another one being, that in 2013 when I phoned home to say I was in hospital with a sore knee, my sister was in hospital too, but she was giving birth to my youngest nephew! So Happy Birthday Brodie! Happy Monday to everyone else. Whatever happens today, I hope you don’t hurt yourself, but if you do, you might end up somewhere you only dreamed of in 4 years time!

Cheerio!

Ski with Jud

The Cabin Mug

Winter is here! We have all been waiting patiently for the snow to fall and Glenshee is finally open! Wooohooo!

Skis

This is great news as it means The Cabin Ski Hire is OPEN now too, and they will be selling a selection of my ski themed mugs and espresso mugs.If you are in getting your rental skis, or even just passing by on your way to the slopes, pop in and have a look!

Can you think of a better way to warm up after an exciting day on the mountain? You could sip some tea from one of my mugs at apres ski! ** IMPORTANT NOTE** These mugs are also suitable for hot chocolate and gluehwhein. Mmmm…

Cable Car Mug

Have fun on the slopes, and ski safe. No accidents please!

Cheerio!

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