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"When you put your hand against my pots you are palm to palm with the artist.” Nadine Gordimer from African Earth

Hi, I'm Victoria Baker and I run Little Wren Pottery here on Etsy. Thanks for dropping by!

I'm from the picturesque market town of Northallerton in North Yorkshire where I both live and work. My pottery skills were passed down to me by my Dad, he's a great potter and although we don't always see eye to eye he often cheers me up with one of his bad jokes and reassuring advice.

I primarily throw pots in stoneware and all my clay comes from Devon. The process of creating a piece is quite a long one and can take anything from 4 to 5 weeks. First I'll throw a pot on the wheel, its then left to dry before loading into the kiln for the first firing known as the bisque. Once bisque fired it is then glazed and put in…

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"When you put your hand against my pots you are palm to palm with the artist.” Nadine Gordimer from African Earth

Hi, I'm Victoria Baker and I run Little Wren Pottery here on Etsy. Thanks for dropping by!

I'm from the picturesque market town of Northallerton in North Yorkshire where I both live and work. My pottery skills were passed down to me by my Dad, he's a great potter and although we don't always see eye to eye he often cheers me up with one of his bad jokes and reassuring advice.

I primarily throw pots in stoneware and all my clay comes from Devon. The process of creating a piece is quite a long one and can take anything from 4 to 5 weeks. First I'll throw a pot on the wheel, its then left to dry before loading into the kiln for the first firing known as the bisque. Once bisque fired it is then glazed and put in for its second firing.

At any stage of production something can go wrong so its often a difficult process that can be awkward to get right first time. Fortunately I'm the sort of person who just loves a challenge, if pottery was too easy then I'd get bored!

I love the work of other ceramic artists in particular Isaac Button, Shoji Hamada, Bernard Leach and Michael Cardew. When I'm not potting I'm usually out in the garden tending to my vegetables and watching the little birds hop around - sometimes they even make it onto my pots!

You can catch up on what I'm doing via my blog at http://www.littlewrenpottery.co.uk or on twitter http://www.twitter.com/moominmidge

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