Hello there, I hope you are keeping well and surviving ok.
I have been very busy here at Tea with Jud HQ. In some ways I feel like I’ve been busier than ever! Like most other shop outlets, online sales have increased dramatically during lockdown. Most weeks it takes a full day to wrap all your parcels for the Post Office. I’m not complaining! but that means a full day out of the workshop. It has made me question how I ever fit it in before?! Wrapping your pottery well is essential and it takes time to do it properly, so it is worth it when your orders arrive safely. I always include a hand written note with your pottery. It has been really nice to hear your feedback saying you love the personal touch! I debated (with myself) for a long time that it was unprofessional, but I’m glad you approve!
I generally have a positive outlook on things but of late I have been trying to maintain that even more so, especially on all my social media posts which is not always easy! I’m not ignoring the bad stuff, I just think its better to share positive things. I have been posting images of my work and life as normal, but also sharing some recipes too. It’s great to see I have inspired you to bake. I love seeing your pictures and also hearing how you’ve tweaked the recipes. It gives me more ideas for future bakes!
Recipes gallery – click through to view recipes on instagram
I planned to launch the Pastel Dreamscape range earlier this year, but when I unleashed the Leopard Print designs, they seemed to dominate everything! I will be making more Leopard Print mugs at some point, but if you didn’t get one and would really like one, please sign up to my waiting list.
So, Pastel Dreamscape is finally here! It was inspired from colours I glazed one of my Teapots in the Teapot Challenge last year. I think the colours work so well together. I have a few design ideas using these colours, a bit more abstract and with gold too, but I will keep them on the back burner for now as I already have enough going on! You can shop the full Spring/Summer Pastel Dreamscape Range here.
I’m sure you have fully come to accept that all plans for 2020 have either been cancelled or postponed! The same applies for my markets and events. Both Potfest Scotland and Potfest in the Pens, which I was supposed to be exhibiting at, are hopefully being rescheduled. I will update my Diary page as soon as I have confirmation. Unfortunately Perthshire Open Studios has been cancelled for this year, but proposed dates for 2021 are 4th – 12th September.
At the moment I am so thankful that I am still able to run my business and keep making pottery, but I will not take anything for granted. Thank you so much for all your continued support either by shopping, liking, sharing and just generally spreading the word about Tea with Jud.
That’s all for now, stay safe and well