I had such great intentions of getting a long list of boring but important jobs done this summer, but it appears my practical work in the workshop has consumed me once again. How is it already the 1st of August?! I have only half the list completed and this morning I am packing up my car to head to the Lake District for Potfest in the Pens! I know how knackering these events are but I really hope this will be like a working holiday! I have been swimming outdoors loads this summer and I love it so much, to be honest it is all I want to do! So I’m keeping my fingers crossed the weather is good and I can get a few swims in a lake, as well as selling some pots! I have never been to this particular event before and I am very excited! I have a few new additions for my display and I cannot wait to show you them! Keep an eye out on Instagram for pictures.
Here are some other things I have been meaning to tell you….
WEBSITE – One of my ongoing jobs this year was to revamp and relaunch the website, but I feel like there is no need to relaunch it now as you have been able to see the new look since February! I hope you like it . One feature that has just been added is the FAQ section, so hopefully this will answer any of your burning questions. If you think I have missed something out then ask away and I can always add your query to the list.
WEB STOCK – Some mugs and cups are sold out again on the website, sorry, but I will restock them as soon as I can.
After the success of my Hanging Planters I have decided to add them to my product range. They will be coming with me to Potfest, and then after that I just need to get them photographed and then onto the website. They will be available in all 7 colour ranges, but if you cannot wait and you wish to order one in advance, please just contact me here . Also, I hope to get a chance to start making my kitchen compost bins next month too!
Another thing that will definitely be changing is my Jugs. I have changed the design slightly to make them pour better, so I am planning to do all my product updates at the same time, hopefully by September, but these things take time you know!
STOCKISTS – Unfortunately I will not be stocking the lovely Craft Shop in the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester anymore. It has been a pleasure to sell my work there, in a city that I lived in and have very fond memories of. I’m sad I won’t have that connection with Manchester anymore but you can still buy work in these shops. My pottery is also temporarily available in ‘Found’ , a beautiful gallery in Dunbar, for their summer exhibition.
POS – Perthshire Open Studios is just around the corner too. There is a new coloured route this year – LEMON – which Tea with Jud is on. I picked up my brochures yesterday and will tell you more details when I get back, however if you want to put the dates in your diary it will be on from 7th – 15th September.
I hope you are having a great summer and if you’re in Cumbria this weekend, maybe I will see you at Potfest? or hopefully somewhere else soon.
Cheerio for now!