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Christmas Markets Marathon!

Hello there!

The festive season is upon us and the time has come for me to wrap up my pots and pack them into my car and, drive to a market near you perhaps, set up a lovely display, sell some pots (hopefully) take down my display, pack up my pots, drive home and then unpack my car again. This is going to be my routine for the next 5 weekends! Oh my word, I’m tired just thinking about it, but that is the reason I have taken residence in my workshop the past few months! I did it all for you, ha ha!

First up is Perthshire Creates Design Market in Perth.

I will be bringing lots of pottery, some tea cosies and I have just had a fresh batch of Bags and Tea Towels printed. I have a small amount to give away free with purchases over £40. This promotional offer applies to my upcoming markets and web sales while stocks last. They will be available to buy from my website next week too!

More Tea with Jud outings before Christmas will be in Dundee, Fife and Glasgow – you can check out where I will be here .Hopefully I will see you somewhere along the way!

Cheerio for now.
jud

All that glitters is not gold, but sometimes it is

Grey & Gold Butter Dish

Hello there!

I’m sure it’s very obvious that I like colour, and lots of it, but I also like a bit of sparkle too.

I have wanted to incorporate some glitz into my pottery for a while and have been doing lots of experiments to come up with a design that works across my product range. I am so excited to reveal my Grey & Gold Limited Edition Collection.

Grey & Gold Small Bowls

The grey glaze is is an unusual colour choice for me but it is so subtle and I think the gold dots really enhance the whole pot. It feels very sophisticated! I love it and I hope you do too!

This Limited Edition will only be available to buy from my website. You can view the full Collection here.

Until next time,
jud

*Microwave or Dishwasher is not recommended*

Tea Cosy with Jud

Hello!

In case you are wondering, day 26 of hermit mode is going well, I have lots of pieces made and am in the middle of a glaze-a-thon getting ready for my first seasonal market next week with Tea Green Events at Kibble Palace in Glasgow. It will be nice to see some fellow humans and escape the workshop for a day!

Turquoise Tea Cosy

You may remember I once said I was designing and knitting a range of Tea Cosies? That feels like such a long time ago now… because it was a long time ago! Sometimes things take a while to materialise, but I am happy to tell you they are finally here! Woo!

They are all hand knit and will keep your tea lovely and warm while it brews. It is the perfect way to complete your tea set and compliment your Tea Pot. You can view the full range here

Red Heart Magnet

I have also been making some cute Heart Magnets for your kitchen. Choose your favourite colour and jazz up your fridge!

Last but not least, some **Top Secret** news – Tea with Jud will be launching a Limited Edition Range  in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for that. I best get back to it,

Cheerio for now!
jud

Workshop Hermit

First Pottery Workshop

Hello!

Three years ago today I moved from Northern Ireland to Scotland. I had never stepped foot in Blairgowrie until the day I got here. It was a huge leap of faith, and I’m glad to say that even though it has not always been easy, I love it here. I have embraced lots of new opportunities and set up a knitting group, Knitty Gritty. Through that I have met so many lovely new friends and creative people. My business has grown so much since moving and I can’t wait to see where it is in another 3 years time.

Before I wish all my years away though, I have to get through the next few months! Yes, you all know what’s coming! I am in preparation for Workshop Hermit Mode. Don’t expect to see me until a market somewhere in November! You can check out what events I am doing – here

I will also be adding more stock to the website soon, thank you for your patience.

Right… to the workshop and do not delay!
Cheerio for now.
jud

Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou

Perthshire Open Studios

Goodmorning

Well, what can I say, I have had the most incredible week at my workshop for Perthshire Open Studios. Thank you so much to all my visitors who came from near and far, and to those who even came back twice!

Homemade Raspberry Caramel Cake

My helpers, Lucy and Suz were amazing. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without them. I’ve talked so much my  brain gone to mush so I will be taking a few days to recover and then i’ll be back at It, completing my shop orders, updating the website etc…

Yellow Zone

Thank you again, I hope you all enjoy using your new pots, you have all made my year!

Jud

Perthshire Open Studios 2018

Hello there!

I can’t believe the summer has gone so fast and now it’s time for Perthshire Open Studios, 2018!

Tartan Caledonia Window Display

This year Tea with Jud is Venue 10 on the ORANGE route. Look out for the orange signs! My workshop will be open from 10am – 5pm daily, from 1st – 9th September. You can expect the usual welcome…a happy Jud and a barking dog to greet you! I assure you though, Albert is very friendly. Tea, coffee and home baking will be available, as well as a huge selection of seconds!

Tea with Jud Pottery

Coinciding with Open Studios this year is the Leslie Street Arts Trail. Along with other participating artists and makers, we will be decorating the windows of some local businesses in Blairgowrie. I have taken over Tartan Caledonia’s shop window, and If you pop in there you can also try out some weaving with Ashleigh.

During Open Studios there is such a buzz about the place and it’s a wonderful opportunity to meet the makers and see where the creativity happens in sheds, barns and workshops across Perthshire. I hope you get to experience it and hopefully I will see you at my workshop too!

jud.

Jolly Good News

Pink & Purple Polka Dot

Good morning!

Since my new clay arrived, production is in full swing here and i’m working like a mad woman! I have added some pieces back onto my website and will be adding more over the next few weeks. If you have placed a customer order recently it is currently being bisque fired in the kiln and I will be in touch when it is ready. Thank you for your patience!

Knotty but Nice

Yesterday I went on a little road trip delivery to Edinburgh with Maite from Knotty but Nice. It was so good to get out of my very hot workshop for a while! We were delivering stock to An Independent Zebra (formerly Popping up in Stockbridge).

An Independent Zebra

The new premises are great. It’s a much bigger shop full of fabulous independent designers and makers and I’m so happy to have my work there again.

I’m back to it this morning, attaching handles and making lots of butter dishes, so hopefully it won’t be too long before the rest of my stockists have some Tea with Jud pottery on their shelves again. I’ll keep you posted.

Until then, enjoy the sunshine!
Cheerio!
jud

 

Unique Shopping Experience

 

Potfest Display 2018

Hello there!

I can’t believe Potfest has been and gone! What a wonderful weekend! Thank you to everyone who came and visited my stall, and all my customers old and new. I received so many lovely comments and even got my picture in the paper with my sink!!

Giant Strawberry

I had a few pots left over and they are now available to purchase at the end of my lane, from my quirkiest outlet yet! If you are driving up or down the A93 Tea with Jud pottery is now for sale in the giant strawberry! Yes, you read that right!

Polka Dot Pots

The blueberries and cherries are still growing at the minute, and will be available later in the summer, but as well as my pots, there are local strawberries and raspberries for sale. There is also honey, which is made by the bees on the farm where I live, so if you are passing be sure and stop and pick yourself up some fresh, fruity, juicy goodness. #shoplocal

More updates coming soon re: tea cosies and stock!

Cheerio for now
jud

 

Potfest!

Potfest

Good morning!

You may have noticed I’ve not been around much this year. Unfortunately sometimes things just aren’t as they seem behind the scenes. I won’t go into detail but thankfully things are on the up again.

Belfast Sink

This weekend I will be exhibiting for the first time at Potfest, Scone Palace. It’s a big deal to me, and i’m pretty excited about it. I’ve even got a “Belfast Sink” made out of wood for my display. I’ve been desperate to show it to you all for aaaaagggggeeeeeeeesssssss! I love it so much! Thank you Tom, you are a genius!

Potfest Preview

After Potfest I will let you know when my website is open for business again and when the shops are restocked. It will probably take me a while to get back to the same production level I was at before but if you could just bear with me that would be wonderful. Thanks!

Potfest is open at 10am TODAY – 4.30pm, same on Saturday and Sunday.

Bye!
jud.

 

 

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