Pottery, Ceramic Essential Oil Pendants + Fibre Art

Bournemouth, United Kingdom · 986 Sales


Pottery, Ceramic Essential Oil Pendants + Fibre Art

Bournemouth, United Kingdom 986 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Rachel Dyke

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Rachel Dyke

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Passionate about colours and textures using clay and yarns

I originally studied Textiles throughout my late teens and early 20s and then discovered the joys of playing with clay! For the past 3 years I have just sold pottery in my Etsy shop having previously sold through art galleries and local craft fairs. However, recently I have become re-obsessed with yarns and weaving - hence the new shop name of REDceramics and Weaves.

My grandmother was a fine artist and always encouraged my creative interests. She always had a number of different projects on the go at once as well!

Although I studied a mix of skills at Art school my interest in pottery came from my first real teacher as an adult - the renowned Dorset potter and craftsman, Norman Wellstead. He taught me the basics about pottery and ceramics, all done the old fashioned way, with no short cuts and even preparing and working with clay dug from local ditches. An amazing gentleman to whom I am very grateful. I like all my work to be decorative, but most importantly useful.

I think ceramics and textile art are very closely related. It all shows a love of colour and different surface textures. Weaving makes a change from potting and is wonderfully relaxing. I can create different effects by using different yarns just as I would in my pottery by using different techniques and glazes to alter surfaces.

I'm not sure now which I love the most, I swap between the 2, but I hope you enjoy browsing in my little shop!


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  • Rachel Dyke

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I have been living in Dorset for the last 20 years where we have brought up our 4 children who are now grown up. When I'm not working I spend a lot of time walking in the beautiful countryside with my 3 dogs.

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Last updated on Apr 30, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

All items are gift wrapped before shipping at no extra charge. I can also add a personal message for you. No invoice is included in the package.

Care instructions

Earthenware clay can be put in the dishwasher but I recommend washing handmade items by hand.

Sizing details

Please check the measurements carefully that I give on the shop listing if you are looking for a specific size. Some photos can be quite deceptive.

Do you ship to the US and Canada?

Yes, I ship most of the items in my shop to the US and Canada except the very large and heavy items. Please check on the individual listing.