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Pottery in Yorkshire - Evening Classes & Pottery Courses for Beginners

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Pottery in Yorkshire - Evening Classes & Pottery Courses for Beginners

There seems to be a resurgence in people interested in pottery making at the moment. Luckily there are lots of great places in Yorkshire offering pottery courses for beginners.

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How to Start Selling Your Handmade Pottery Online

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How to Start Selling Your Handmade Pottery Online

I started making pots around five years ago, mainly just in the evenings and in the last few months I’ve started working one full day a week in my studio. There are many ways to sell pottery offline from craft fairs to galleries and gift shops. I’m just going to talk about online selling here as that’s where I have the most experience.

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Pottery for beginners – Equipment & Tools needed to get started

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Pottery for beginners – Equipment & Tools needed to get started

Pottery for beginners can be intimidating, there are so many technical terms and strange looking tools. I was introduced to the craft through my wife, so I got a bit of a head start. Hopefully this page will help someone who is getting started with pottery. You can follow this link to see some of my finished handmade mugs. Before going out and buying anything, see if there are any evening classes or courses in your area. If you get the bug for mud, then you can start thinking about getting your own setup. For those of you in the...

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How To Make a DIY Kiln Vent – Budget Air Extraction

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How To Make a DIY Kiln Vent – Budget Air Extraction

What do kiln vents do? Kiln vents come in various forms, they aim to remove air from the kiln atmosphere. Some types of ventilation are attached over the top of the kiln, others suck air out of the bottom. Electric kilns are more likely to need ventilation as the radiant heat doesn’t move much air naturally. Do you need kiln ventilation? There are two main reasons for using a ventilation system. Remove unwanted gases from the studio space. During a firing there are gases released that can be harmful to breathe. By using a vent many of these can be...

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What total Etsy fees do you really pay as a seller in the UK?

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What total Etsy fees do you really pay as a seller in the UK?

This is not an attempt at Etsy bashing – there is plenty of that going on around the web already. I do really like the site, and have sold most of my pottery through them. Total Etsy fees may have changed since the time of writing. I have just been looking into exactly the total fees I am paying on my sales. All this info is available on the Etsy site, though a little bit of digging is needed. Doing a quick Google search for ‘what are Etsy fees’ will probably return a page like this . A quick scan...

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Can't organise blog posts into categories with shopify? You can now!

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Can't organise blog posts into categories with shopify? You can now!

This post has nothing to do with pottery. If you are looking how to get your blog posts organised nicely into categories on Shopify, and add some meta data to the categories then read on. Moving blog from Wordpress to Shopify I have been writing a blog using Wordpress for the last few years, and selling my pottery on Etsy. I've recently decided to move my product sales and blog onto the same platform, and I chose Shopify. I had heard Shopify kinda sucked for blogging. There are a few nifty ways to use Wordpress in a subdomain or subfolder...

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