KanimblaClay

Handmade ceramics

Hartley, Australia · 301 Sales

KanimblaClay

Handmade ceramics

Hartley, Australia 301 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(63)
Shop owner

helen hay

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Announcement   Follow @kanimblaclay on Instagram for a little peek at whats going on behind the scenes down here amongst the trees!
Kanimbla Clays products are all handmade in my workshop that is nestled between the trees and rolling hills of the Kanimbla Valley, just on the edge of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Park. All products are gift wrapped and well packaged.

Announcement

Follow @kanimblaclay on Instagram for a little peek at whats going on behind the scenes down here amongst the trees!
Kanimbla Clays products are all handmade in my workshop that is nestled between the trees and rolling hills of the Kanimbla Valley, just on the edge of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Park. All products are gift wrapped and well packaged.

helen hay

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helen hay

Fennel vessel
US$39.43
Spring Blooms vessel
US$78.86
Sage vessel
US$27.60
Flora angle vessels: set of 4
US$98.57
hessian print vessel
US$39.43
Blue Valley bottle (small)
US$78.86
Blue Valley bottle (tall)
US$90.69
Blue Valley bottle (medium)
US$86.74
Shale Necklace - Watermelon
US$55.20
Little bird salt pot & spoon
US$27.60
SALE: Sage leaf teabowl (listing is for 1)
US$19.71

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(63)
Sara

Sara on Jul 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely lovely! A beautiful piece and it makes me smile just looking at it ; ) Thank you so much Helen for sharing your lovely creativity!

Liisa

Liisa on Jan 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These are such beautiful pieces! I bought two as a gift and the recipient loves them. I'm sure I'll be back for more...

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Updates

Applying the blue stain to the bracken print

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Blue Valley bottle (tall)
US$90.69
Ready for the kiln

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Blue Valley bottle (medium)
US$86.74
Heading to the drying shelf, as the vessel dries the leaves and blossom fall out

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Spring Blooms Vase
Sold
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About

Down in the Valley

I first picked up clay to make a model of my dog when I was 5 or 6 , and I have loved working with it ever since.
I studied pottery through school & college, then finally went onto university where I graduated with an HND in Ceramics & Hot Glass.
After travelling around the world I found myself in Australia, where I began work as a silversmith for a design company in Sydney. However, my love of the natural environment was making me feel like escaping the city, and so I made the tree change to the Blue Mountains.
I moved out to a magical property in the Kanimbla Valley, nestled on the edge of the World Heritage Park. With the property came a huge shed which has now become Kanimbla Clay HQ.
My work reflects my life out here, from the wonderfully misty layering of landscape, to the flora & fauna that I see on my hikes. I love to collect different things to imprint into my clay, such as seed pods, leaves from my vegetable gardens and things that I find lying around in the forest.
Kanimbla Clay was established in 2009. I started making products that I wanted to use, and suddenly I started getting orders from friends and family, which then turned into requests from friends of a friend. So I got myself a market stall where I was able to engage with my customer, my range & the business have developed from there.

I work with porcelain and stoneware clays to produce homewares, lights and jewellery. Each piece is made either on the wheel, slab built, a pinch pot made from a ball of clay or slump mold. I do everything myself from the designing, to the clay work, loading & unloading kilns and the packaging. My partner jimmy is always on hand to help with fixing the kilns, workshop maintenance and makes the best cup of tea!

Kanimbla Clay has been growing each year with media interest such as Country Style Magazine, Australian House & Gardens, Spectrum (Sydney Morning Herald), Home Beautiful, & Slow Magazine. My work has also been featured in an Italian cookery book by Silvia Colloca.

I am very excited to be able to work as a potter full time, and especially in such a beautiful place as Kanimbla.
If you'd like to get a little peek into whats going on behind the scenes down here amongst the trees, you'll find me on Instagram @kanimblaclay
Thank you for stopping by!










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  • Helen Hay

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Kiln Loader, Tea Maker

    Studied Ceramics & Hot Glass at Plymouth University in the UK. In 2001 I left England to travel the world and I now find myself living in the Blue Mountains, Australia, in a little wooden cabin amongst the trees with my partner Jimmy & our 2 dogs

  • Mr Kanimbla Clay

    Kiln Doctor, Kanimbla Clay Electrician, Support Team

  • Workshop Buddies

    Guardians Of The Workshop, Sunning Bellies Whenever Possible, Making Sure There Are Ample Tennis Balls Around

Shop policies

Last updated on September 4, 2013
Hello and welcome to Kanimbla Clay!

Kanimbla Clay is me, Helen, just one person. From the designing to the making to the glazing and firing, and all the other things that are involved in running a handmade business.
All of my work has been inspired in some way by this beautiful place that is Kanimbla Valley. Whether it be the contours of the landscape, the colours and mist at sunrise or the flora that i collect on my hikes with my dogs.
Everything is handmade. I think its a wonderful thing to see perhaps a small finger print or mark from the maker on the surface of a pot, it reminds you that the work has been made by a real person. I'm also very passionate about quality so every piece that i produce has been made to the highest standard of craftsmanship.
Any colour that is inlayed into the work is clay that I have stained. And all the line work has been hand painted and carved.
Everything that is displayed on the store page is ready to go!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment through PayPal only,
you can use your credit card through paypal.
Shipping
Kanimbla Clay uses regular post with no tracking, please specify at the time of purchase if you require tracking or express, and it will be added to your total.
Your purchase will be sent as soon as payment has been received.
Postage within Australia should take up to 2-7days (depending on where you are)
Postage overseas can take from 7-14 days (I can advise you if you convo me)
Kanimbla Clay is not responsible for any customs tax that you may incur upon delivery to your country.
Remember that at Christmas time orders overseas can take up to 3-4 weeks.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please be aware that Kanimbla Clay is not responsible for any damaged goods after 7 days of purchase.
If you do purchase any of the jewellery range, please remember that although it is high fired porcelain and tough, it is still ceramic and will smash if mistreated i.e.; do not wear your porcelain jewellery to go skateboarding or tree climbing :)
Change of mind does not warrant a refund so please choose wisely!
If there are any other problems please don't hesitate to contact me, i want you to be happy with your purchase
kanimblaclay [!at] live.com.au
Additional policies and FAQs
Kanimbla Clay goes to great lengths to ensure that all products are well padded and packaged.
Your order will arrive in recycled packaging, with the actual item wrapped in bubbles inside a gift box which will be tied with twine, with a little native flora attached.
Please contact me if you would like a special tag and wrapping if the item is a gift.

Kanimbla Clay does welcome Wholesale enquires and commissions. Please bear in mind though that Kanimbla is a one women production so larger works may take a little longer.