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VanillaKiln's Shop Announcement

VanillaKiln is a studio boutique with artisan porcelain jewellery and ceramics by Jude Winnall. The jewellery collection is an evolving one inspired by an affinity with fabric. It features gathers, ruffles and folds of linen with a shiny blue accent. The linen and lace ceramics are also inspired by years of dressmaking and a love of beautiful fabrics. Other ceramic collections draw apon my design background or forms found in nature. I live in a stunning part of Wales which is a rich source of visual material.

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VEGAN FRIENDLY PORCELAIN

Porcelain is well known for it's white, translucent quality. It is the main component of china, fine china, English china, parian porcelain and bone china. As the name suggests, bone china also contains animal bones (from unknown sources) so I do not make my ceramics with it.

Originally from China, porcelain is now manufactured by hundreds of companies around the world. The porcelain I prefer is from Ireland and is loved by sculptors because of its wonderful malleability. At various stages of the making it can be impressed with textures, draped like fabric, ruffled like lace and curved like card. When it is leather hard it is beautiful to handle and this is when I do the assembling, carving and refining.

After the pieces have been crafted in clay, they are left to dry for a week or so before being glazed. I like to use ceramic glazes sensitively so they enhance the form and contrast with the areas of unglazed porcelain. Everything is once-fired in my kiln at 1220ºC to achieve vitrification.

Porcelain is a self glazing clay so any areas that are unglazed will be sealed and water tight. Glazes are food safe and, even though you may not want to do this, the ceramics can go in the microwave, oven and dishwasher.

VanillaKiln porcelain looks delicate and light but it is also very robust and durable so it can be enjoyed every day for many years to come.

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For wholesale information, to preview collections, see news of events and craft shows please visit my main website:
http://www.vanillakiln.co.uk

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All the intellectual property rights in the designs and products (including the images, text, packaging and marketing material) are and will remain the property of Jude Winnall. Any infringements will be taken seriously.

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