Big News

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I have some good news… As you may know I have been looking for a new workshop for a while, and I have finally bought my very own wee house in Blairgowrie! The bigger, warmer workshop which I was looking for does not exist yet as I am going to have to build it! Having a blank canvas will allow me to design my new workshop as practically and efficiently as possible, with the space and warmth I need.

Unfortunately this means there will be a temporary pause in production. My online shop update in December is going to be my last big update for a while. I am moving my potters wheel to my friends garage, and will hopefully be able to do a few small updates while the workshop is being built, but time will tell how ambitious this idea is!

I am slightly nervous about all the change as it is going to be a big project, but like everything else on this Tea with Jud journey, I will just take it one step at a time.

I do have a few more shopping opportunities before the year is over; after the success of my Christmas Bells last year, Sarah Cave and I have come up with some new decoration designs exclusively for her shop. I have made a beautiful selection of Snowflakes, Stars and hand thrown Trees glazed in Grey & Gold or White & Gold. You can see them on display in her shop window on the High Street, Blairgowire. If you would like to buy a decoration please visit Sarah’s shop. If you are not local but would still like to buy one, please contact Sarah directly, and she will be able to arrange postage for you.

There is a Christmas Shopping Day on 8th December at The Lair in Glenshee. I will not be there in person, but you will be able to find some of my pottery there.

Before I leave Westfield Fruit Farm Cottage there will be one more chance to come and buy pottery from my workshop. I am having one last sale on Saturday 16th December from 10am – 4pm.

My online shop will be updated soon, so if you have subscribed to Tea with Jud keep an eye on your inboxes! I have plenty of pieces in all the colour ranges, including Grey & Gold which is always a festive favourite, lots of Candle Holders and Christmas Bells in Golden Dreamscape and Azalea too!

If you have had your eye on something, make sure you don’t miss out!


Cheerio for now!

Summer update

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Hello! Quick summer update for you…

Potfest Scoltand was absolutely brilliant in June. Since then I have been working my socks off (not literally, as summer has not happened yet, so the reality is my socks are still on!) This year Potfest have a new event at Haugley Park in Suffolk. I will be heading there this week, I’m excited to set off to the unknown, yet familiar! I have been up to my eyes in gold lustre, with a few kiln loads left to unpack. Hopefully all will go to plan and I will have crates and crates of beautiful pots to bring with me!

I will be entering the competition again. The theme this year is “Nursery Rhymes”. The theme always remains the same at each of the events throughout each year. It is such a good opportunity to challenge our creativity and make something completely different to our usual work. My piece is titled “Life is but a Dream”, based on the nursery rhyme Row row row your boat. It is all the good things I spend my life dreaming about. I had so much fun making all the pieces. It is so colourful and I LOVE it!

Life is but a Dream

In September I am taking part in Perthshire Open Studios. I am looking forward to welcoming you to my workshop again with the usual tea, coffee and cakes and also lots of seconds and experiments to sell.

This year has been exceptionally busy. With so much preparation involved making pottery for events, I feel it is really taking its toll on me physically, especially my wrist. I think I have bitten off more than I can chew and my plan of slowing down has not come to fruition, even with my streamlining effort earlier this year! With this in mind, I have decided to close my web shop. My plan is to update the shop every so often, and have it open for a short period of time. I am not sure if this will be a permanent way of working, but I need to try and make some changes and see if it benefits me or not. My next shop update will be early December, so please subscribe to Tea with Jud if you want to be the first to know. Thankyou very much!

I hope to see you at one of my upcoming events.

Ps – I still haven’t found an affordable bigger workshop. If you know of anywhere for sale in Perthshire, particularly the Blair/Alyth area please let me know! Small house, Big workshop… small budget. Thankyou!

Ding Dong…

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Hello! After a busy November I’m very pleased to announce the shop is now full of lovely pots and some new pieces, as promised. Thank you so much for your patience! New to the website is the Golden Azalea Collection. It has been proving very popular at recent events and complements the Golden Dreamscape collection beautifully, so it was about time I added it to the website. My new products are Spoon Rests & Berry Bowls for the kitchen, and especially for winter I have Candle Holders and Christmas Bells. The bells are so cute, and they really ding too!

Christmas Bells at Sarah Cave Silversmith

I made some Grey & Gold Bells exclusively for Sarah Cave. You can find them in her shop in Blairgowrie. If you do not live locally and would like to buy a Christmas Bell in this style, please contact Sarah directly and she will be able to post one to you. The shop window display is minimal and elegant, it looks so beautiful.

I will be posting orders out most days to ensure they arrive in good time, but please remember with it being a naturally busy time of year and the planned postal strikes, there could be some delays. If you live close by, remember you can collect your order directly from me, just select “local pick” up at the checkout, and the postage charge will be removed.

Last orders in time for Christmas will be 5pm on Monday 19th December. Any orders placed after this time will not be posted until week commencing 2nd January 2023 as I will not be in the workshop!

I think that is all the important stuff.

I am truly thankful for your continued support! It really means a lot to me to be able to earn a living from being creative.

See you next year for lots more pots, new ideas and experiments.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Click here to start shopping now

Golden Azalea Collection

Other Selected Products


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Hello, this year seems to be going faster than ever! I just wanted to give you and update of what has happened so far and my plan for the rest of the year.

As you know I have been in search of the perfect work life balance for some time and I feel that this is the first year that everything is working a whole lot better for me. I no longer feel guilty for taking the weekend off! Hopefully I can keep it up, but there are still certain times when a lot of extra hours are needed, a compromise that has to be made due to the nature of self employment.

This summer has been really busy, I have been working on lots of customer orders and new products; Big Bowls, Big Dishes, Berry Bowls and Spoon Rests.

I have also been developing some new glaze designs. If you follow me on social media, you will be aware of the issues I am having with my mint stain (my supplier changed their supplier). They have been really helpful trying to rectify the problem and find a replacement, but it is not straight forward. For now the future of my Pastel and Golden Dreamscape ranges are uncertain. Everything I have in stock is for sale on the website, and once it’s gone, it’s gone. However, I haven’t completely given up hope yet, so I will keep my fingers crossed and do as many glaze tests as possible to find a replace-mint stain!

Earlier in the year I developed an orange glaze, something I have wanted to do for a long time. I have done so many experiments but so far I am only keen on one design. It complements the Golden Dreamscape collection beautifully, and is called Golden Azalea. I really love how the colours work together. At the moment this will not be available online, but I will be taking it to Strathmore Open Studios with me next weekend to see how it fares.

Strathmore Open Studios is running from Friday 26th to Monday 29th August. Please note I will not at my workshop, but I will be exhibiting at Mains of Rattray with 7 other fantastic artists and makers. There will be Ceramics, Textiles, Art, activities and tea, coffee and cake, of course!

Potfest Scotland in June was amazing this year. I was so happy with my display and I even entered the competition for the first time. The theme was “Rooted in the past, planted in the present”. My entry was based on my love for knitting, something that is rooted in my past , and will always be in my present. It was a great challenge, making a sculptural piece using the hand building technique instead of throwing. It took me a little out of my comfort zone but I absolutely loved making it.

I will be taking it with me for my competition entry at Potfest in the Pens at the end of October! The next few months will be busy working towards that. Then, I am aiming to restock the website in time for Christmas, early December. There still may be no Dreamscapes then, but there will be plenty of Grey & Gold and hopefully some bells and candle stick holders!

Cheerio for now,

Enjoy the rest of the summer

Shop update, new products & Christmas post!

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Hello everyone, I have great news, the web shop has finally been restocked!

Some items are already low in stock (because subscribers get a heads up) but there is still a big selection of products and colours to choose from so I hope you find something that you love! I have some gorgeous new beaker jugs and whisking bowls! I really hope you like them as much as I do. If you do miss out on the piece you want, make sure you subscribe to Tea with Jud so you don’t miss out next time.

I will be wrapping your orders and dropping them off at the Post Office daily. I’m hoping this will ensure safe arrival in time for Christmas.* The last orders I will be processing before Christmas need to be placed by 12 noon on Friday 17th December for last post on 18th December. I will then be out of the workshop, so any orders placed after this time will not be processed until 3rd January 2022, the disadvantage of being a 1 woman business!

You will notice an increase in postage prices. This is mainly due to parcels going missing and getting delayed recently. To combat this, I have decided to post everything Special Delivery as it can be recorded every step of the way and should arrive with you the following day. I know it is more expensive, but my aim is to keep my customers happy by making sure orders arrive, and also save myself lots of unnecessary stress and work, therefore keeping me happy too!

Thank you to anyone who donated some boxes and packaging. Its great to be able to reuse it all. Also, if you took part in any of my Random Act of Kindness competitions this year, thankyou. It’s been really heart-warming to read all your nominations. Keep an eye out for the last competition very soon!

Many, many, many thanks for your continued support.

I hope you have a fabulous Christmas when it comes.

Bye for now!


*Please bear in mind, there may be some delays as there is a high volume of parcels within Royal Mail at this time of year, and maybe some staff shortages due to you know what.

Latest News & Sale!

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Since my last clay delivery arrived, I have been on an extremely busy making schedule with not a lot of time for anything else! Before I forget, here are some important things I need to tell you –

I am definitely retiring the Purple Polka Dot range. You can find all remaining items in the sale. I still have a small bucket of glaze left so you’ll maybe see purple somewhere in future designs as I don’t like to waste anything, but for now it’s goodbye Purple Polka Dot.

I will be introducing some new Beaker Jugs in the next shop update, so all the other Jugs are in the sale too!

Unfortunately I have completely run out of time to make any animal print pottery so I hope to do a pre order for these when I am back at work next year.

As for the Web shop being restocked, I can’t give you an exact date of when that will be yet, but I’m aiming for the first week/week and a half of December. It will be a short shopping window for you, but I really am working my socks off to get as many pieces made as possible. If you want to be the first to know when everything is restocked, and haven’t already done so, please subscribe to Tea with Jud.

Last post guaranteed for Christmas with Royal Mail this year is Saturday 18th December, so last orders on the website will be 12 noon on Friday 17th December. Any orders placed after this time will not be processed until January, but I can remind you about all this when the time comes!

I think that’s it for now, short and sweet as I need to get back to the workshop!

Remember to keep an eye on your inboxes!


Sale Items

Living Magazine, Potfest and future plans

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This year is absolutely whizzing by, I cant believe it is July already! Lots of exciting things have been happening…

At the beginning of the year I was interviewed by journalist Elaine Hunter for the Spring edition of LIVING magazine (Scotland). I was thrilled to be on the front cover and have my work featured in her beautifully written article. If you haven’t already seen it on my social media and would like to read it, please contact me and I can send you a PDF copy as unfortunately it is not available online.

Potfest Scotland returned to Scone Palace at its usual time in June. It was my 4th time exhibiting there and I am still in shock at how phenomenal it was. With tickets selling out each day and great weather it couldn’t have been any better! My 3 months of really hard work prior to the event concluded with a 3 day pottery frenzy! I had a continuous queue over the weekend, which was daunting at times, but I did have a helper this year which made it all a lot easier! I am so grateful for all the customers who were willing to wait patiently for their new pots. Thankyou. I think my display was my favourite so far too!

The run up to any big event is always really hard work, but this year definitely seemed a lot more intense. Perhaps the preparation on top of the last year and a half we have all experienced made it more difficult? Every time I go though intense periods of work I say to myself “I can’t do this anymore”. After I take some time off and rest, I start back to work feeling positive, but then it doesn’t take long before the cycle inevitably repeats. I don’t want to keep working like this so I am taking time to reflect this summer and think about what changes I can put in place to make my working life easier.

I’m considering a few things but most importantly, streamlining! I really wanted to launch the plant pots and vases but after they all sold out at Potfest and having such a constant high demand for mugs, I’m thinking about reducing the amount of products online, instead of increasing! For example, only having larger pieces available at certain times or a pre order. I might discontinue the purple too as it is my least favourite across the product ranges. But, I have a lot to think about before I make any final decisions and of course you will be kept up to date! I plan to make a few changes to the website too as I want to make your shopping experience easier.

The past few weeks I have been concentrating on customer orders and making stock for the website. The humid weather really slowed up the process. On top of that I had a disaster at the weekend and lost a whole kiln load of Pastel and Golden Dreamscapes. I am devastated. They’re not even worthy of the seconds pile! I have restocked some other pieces, but I’m afraid you will even have to wait a little bit longer for those as I will be out of the workshop from now until 6th August. I feel guilty and don’t want to let you down, but it is all just really bad timing and there is nothing I can do until I return.

Sarah Cave, a Silversmith based in Blairgowrie recently used some of my pottery for her window display. She makes beautiful jewellery and silverware. My work complemented her Tea Caddy and strainers for a tea time theme, alongside her new Jewellery Collection, Elise.

If you are passing through Blairgowrie, I would really recommend going to see her stunning work. She will be taking part in Perthshire Open Studios later this year. Speaking of which, that will be my next event too! POS is on from 4th – 12th September. My workshop will be open daily from 10am – 5pm (except the last day – 4pm). I will be selling all my seconds, experiments and end of line stock. There will be tea, coffee and buns available too. I missed it last year so am looking forward to welcoming lots of visitors, hopefully!

Until then, I hope you are enjoying your summer whatever you are up to.
Cheerio for now!

New Collection – Golden Dreamscape

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Hello! I have been developing the Golden Dreamscape Collection behind the scenes for a while now, and I’m so happy to tell you it is finally here, ready to brighten your homes with pastel tones and glimmers of gold.

This range is full of your favourite products, from small mugs for your morning flat whites, to goblets, perfect for cocktails in the garden with friends! Every time I use a piece from this collection it surprises me. Each piece is like a painting, completely unique. They way the colours blend, or even when the gold catches the light it makes me happy. Everything is now live and available to buy on the website and you can click here to view. I hope you love it as much as I do!

It’s only 2 months until Potfest (how on earth did that happen!?) I will be stuck in the workshop for the foreseeable making lots of tableware, vases and plant pots. I will not be restocking the website until sometime after that, so if a product is out of stock, please make use of the “notify me when product is back in stock” link. That would be very helpful! I will be bringing the Golden Dreamscape Collection to Potfest too!

I hope you are enjoying the April sunshine.
Cheerio for now.

Browse the Golden Dreamscape Range

Pottery Experiments

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Hello! how are you? I hope you are keeping well and warm in this wild weather and frightful temperatures!

So far this year I have enjoyed only being in the workshop from Monday to Friday. Having always worked in hospitality before self employment, I have never had that “Friday feeling”. Long may it continue as I am definitely seeing the benefits of 2 days rest! I have been using my time off wisely and going on local adventures to places I have not been before. It is so beautiful around Blairgowrie, especially in winter.

The first 2 weeks of the year I concentrated on making more mugs for the website, which has just been restocked. Butter Dishes and Side Plates are currently in the kiln and will be added to the website next week. Once the Grey & Gold Range sell out, it will be going into hibernation until next Christmas so if you’ve had your eye on a piece, you know what to do.

The last 2 weeks of January were spent experimenting. It has been so much fun! I am usually so busy and don’t have enough time to play with clay, my list of ideas that I want to explore just seems to get longer and longer! However, I saw a window of opportunity and grasped it with both hands.

My experiments are quite varied. I have been developing my animal print designs, seeing if other products look good in Leopard Print, and working on the Zebra Print, which I thought had so much potential last year.

I am loving gold so much at the minute and want to put in on everything! I have an exciting variation using the Pastel Dreamscape colours. I am very happy with the glaze design on the mugs, I just need to do a bit more work on the plates and bowls. I will hopefully be able to show you a cohesive set soon. New product ideas like my plant pots and vases still need a bit of refinement but I think I have a better idea of what I’m aiming for now.

Weather wise January was been a lot of effort. The snow we had a few weeks ago froze, then more rain and snow fell and froze on top of that, making the ice even thicker. I had to bash out a path between my front door and workshop as it was too precarious to carry pots from one place to the other! I also had to leave my car at the top of the farm as the lane was like an ice rink. Getting customer orders to the Post Office has been a tricky operation, but I am committed, so it is nothing that my wheelbarrow and a pair of crampons couldn’t solve!

I will no longer be supplying my work to shops. Some stockists still have a selection of my pottery, but as of January 2021 work can only be purchased via Tea with Jud website, at markets or events, and directly from the workshop, when restrictions permit.

I will do my best to keep the website stocked with all your favourite items, but If a product is out of stock, there is now a clever tech whizz button where you can enter your email address and will therefore be notified stock levels are updated!

The only event I have planned so far this year is Potfest Scotland. I’m so delighted to have been accepted again and it feels good to have something to look forward to and work towards. All being well it will be held in June, as normal, but as you know, anything could happen between now then! I will keep the Diary up to date, and my fingers crossed.

I think that is all the important news I have to tell you for now.
Stay warm and cosy,
jud xo