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Pottery Giveaway Competition Winners Announced

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Pottery Giveaway Competition Winners Announced

I recently ran a competition to win some of my pottery. There were a few hundred entrants, and the winners seemed very happy with their prizes!

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You might argue that if the pottery is great it will sell itself

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You might argue that if the pottery is great it will sell itself

I’ve been listening to some podcasts about writing recently. I’ve never been a good writer. I remember my comments at school from teachers were always about how I needed to stop being so succinct. Well they were probably right, I think I have a scientific brain rather than an arty one. Maybe that means I shouldn’t be any good at pottery. I’m just trying to think out loud here, it’s been a long day. All day I’ve been wanting to get out in the studio and make some pots. For those who don’t know I’m a chef by trade, pottery...

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Selling pottery, photography, and why potters don't like making plates

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Selling pottery, photography, and why potters don't like making plates

This month I decided to conquer my fear of making plates. I have made small side plates in the past without any problem, but never full sized dinner plates. There are a number of reasons many potters don’t like making plates. Firstly they use a large amount of clay, and create lots of scrap clay during the trimming process which needs to be recycled.   They also require being made on batts, which I don’t usually use. Narrower pottery can be lifted straight from the wheel after throwing. I decided to make some plywood batts which are attached to the...

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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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Developing My Range Of Stoneware Tableware - Behind The Scenes

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Developing My Range Of Stoneware Tableware - Behind The Scenes

Recently I’ve been very busy making pots and working on new ways of selling pottery. I’ve been excited to start making my first tableware sets. I have also written a little article on how I use a gauge and repeat throwing to standardise my handmade tableware.

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