VanillaKiln

Artisan porcelain jewellery & ceramics

Llandudno, United Kingdom · 304 Sales

VanillaKiln

Artisan porcelain jewellery & ceramics

Llandudno, United Kingdom 304 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Welcome to VanillaKiln on Etsy where you can buy artisan porcelain jewellery & ceramics directly from Jude Winnall. Popular / made-to-order items will be restocked asap.
• INSPIRED • SPRITUAL • SCULPTURAL •
Snowdrop jewellery
Feather jewellery
Tassel necklace
Tassel earrings
Sculpted Work of Heart necklace
Affinity with Fabric jewellery collection
Spiral lily incense holder / burner
Porcelain lily reed diffuser
White lily tea light holder
Porcelain spiral bell
Lily leaf soap dish
Unfolding porcelain vase
Porcelain poppy bowls
Poppy bowl and leaf platter set
Porcelain poppy wall art
Peace dove wall vase
Peace and Love berry bowls
Bubble soap dish
Salt & pepper cruet set
Porcelain toothbrush holder
Ceramic spoons
Welsh love spoons
Porcelain spoon
Welsh mountain ring cone
Smallest house in Conwy ceramic house
Linen & lace ceramics
Lace porcelain tealight holder
Porcelain lace fruit bowl
Porcelain airplant holder
Porcelain jewellery box
Ceramics with button feet

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 23, 2016

Welcome to VanillaKiln on Etsy where you can buy artisan porcelain jewellery & ceramics directly from Jude Winnall. Popular / made-to-order items will be restocked asap.
• INSPIRED • SPRITUAL • SCULPTURAL •
Snowdrop jewellery
Feather jewellery
Tassel necklace
Tassel earrings
Sculpted Work of Heart necklace
Affinity with Fabric jewellery collection
Spiral lily incense holder / burner
Porcelain lily reed diffuser
White lily tea light holder
Porcelain spiral bell
Lily leaf soap dish
Unfolding porcelain vase
Porcelain poppy bowls
Poppy bowl and leaf platter set
Porcelain poppy wall art
Peace dove wall vase
Peace and Love berry bowls
Bubble soap dish
Salt & pepper cruet set
Porcelain toothbrush holder
Ceramic spoons
Welsh love spoons
Porcelain spoon
Welsh mountain ring cone
Smallest house in Conwy ceramic house
Linen & lace ceramics
Lace porcelain tealight holder
Porcelain lace fruit bowl
Porcelain airplant holder
Porcelain jewellery box
Ceramics with button feet

Jude Winnall

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Jude Winnall

About

INSPIRED • SPIRITUAL • SCULPTURAL

I am a trained designer but since moving back to Wales some years ago I have been concentrating on my passion for clay – initially as a sculptor and now as a ceramics artisan. I pride myself on well crafted products and good customer service.

I love that moment when I have thought of something original. I have an affinity with beautiful fabrics (after years of dressmaking) and this inspired the linen and lace collections. Other ceramics draw upon my design background or are inspired by forms found in nature – living in beautiful North Wales is a rich source of visual material.

Some of my work has been created by engaging with the clay on a spiritual level where intervention and serendipity is in careful balance. A perfect form is likely to be the result of both concentration and a happy accident – for example, gravity making its mark. During the making process I like to be free of outside disturbances, internal worries and anxieties (if only for a few hours) until the process is complete. I hope that those good vibes are evident in the work I create.

I also offer ceramics that have a spiritual function or message. Eg, candle holders used for prayer and rituals, receiving bowls to thank the universe, feather jewellery to remind us of loved ones, or a simple soap dish making those daily routines more pleasing.

Most of my ceramics are completely unique and made without using moulds. For the poppy bowls I select areas of clay with cracked edges to form the petals and use sculptural techniques and wonderful glaze combinations to add expression and interest to the poppy centres.

Other designs are more controlled and start their life in paper. Techniques like cutting, folding, shaping and gluing can be applied to clay. So a new idea is often developed in paper first, and if viable, will be progressed into a hand built clay prototype.

I utilise many different modelling styles for the porcelain components of my jewellery. The exquisite snowdrops are precise and realistic but the linen impressed pieces are more freeform and expressive. But all my jewellery is about craftsmanship and aesthetics rather than intrinsic value.

PORCELAIN AND THE CERAMIC PROCESS

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) and because I do not use it, my ceramics are suitable for vegans.

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.

When my clay is prepared to the right consistency 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 at this stage I do the assembling, carving and refining.

After the pieces have been formed, they need to dry out completely for a week or so before they can be glazed. Glazes enhance the form and contrast with areas of unglazed porcelain and I fire everything 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.

MORE INFO

I also sell porcelain ceramics and jewellery at craft fairs and gallery shops. For details, full biography, news of events and wholesale information please see my main website:
http://www.vanillakiln.co.uk

JUDESDESIGNS

My other Etsy shop has fab printable planners and calendars:
http://www.etsy.com/uk/your/shops/JudesDesigns

MEMBER OF ACID

(Anti Copying in Design)
http://www.acid.uk.com
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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  • Jude

    Owner, Artisan, Designer

    • BA Honours Degree in graphic design • City and Guilds Certificate in Ceramics • Member of North Wales Potters • Experienced with silver and bronze PMC • Registered with UK Hallmark Essay Office • Member of ACID (Anti Copying in Design)

  • Daughter

    Model

    My daughter models the jewellery and is currently studying economics at university.

  • Mum

    Inspiration

    Mum was an inspiration. She taught me to knit, sew, cook, wallpaper and renovate. Her best mantra was "do something positive."

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Aug 17, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Shipping to European countries

DELIVERIES TO THE UK:

A signature will be required by customer on delivery.

Items are shipped by Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For Confirmed service whose aim is 3 working days.

Upgraded shipping can be selected at checkout. This will be Royal Mail Special Delivery and is guaranteed to arrive the next working day by 1:00 pm.

Airplants are shipped by Royal Mail Special Delivery and will arrive from Tuesday to Friday by 1:00 pm. Posting will be timed so they are not in a stationary parcel over the weekend.

DELIVERIES TO EUROPE:

A signature will be required by customer on delivery.

Items are shipped by Royal Mail International Signed (and tracked where possible) whose aim is 5 working days.

Shipping to other countries

DELIVERIES TO US, AUSTRALIA, ARGENTINA, BRAZIL, CANADA, ECUADOR, INDONISIA, JAPAN, NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, THAILAND, TRINIDAD and UAE:

A signature will be required by customer on delivery.

Items are shipped by Royal Mail International Signed (and tracked where possible) whose aim is 7 working days.

Shipping costs for more than one item

Working out the shipping price for more than one item is not possible until I know the total value, weight and volume of the parcel.

I will do everything I can to keep postage costs to a minimum so please contact me for a shipping quote before buying more than one item.

Alternatively please go ahead and order multiple goods and I will reimburse you for the excess postage costs when I have packed and weighed everything together.

Shipping delay, loss or damage

Delay, loss or damage during transit is out of my control.

DELAYED:
If your package does not arrive by the due delivery date you may be able to track its progress online. Details will be on your shipping notification. I'm sorry but there is nothing I can do about delayed items unless they are proven to be lost.

LOST:
Goods are considered lost:
UK: 14 days after the due delivery date.
Europe: 20 days after the due delivery date.
Rest of the world: 25 days after the due delivery date.
Please contact me if you think your parcel has been lost in the post.

DAMAGED:
If your order arrives damaged please contact me asap – I'm pleased to say that this has not happened so far because I pack goods very securely.

Returns and refund policy

If you are not completely satisfied with the purchase of your item, please contact me within 14 days of receiving the goods, and return everything to me unused including the gift box (if supplied) within 30 days of receiving the goods.

I recommend that you return the goods in the same packaging as supplied and use a service that includes insurance for loss. The parcel must be marked "FRAGILE" and you have to pay for the return delivery so please make sure you get proof of posting.

I reserve the right to withhold a refund for goods that get damaged on their return journey due to inadequate packaging.

Fine, 925 and sterling silver

To comply with UK and EU law, the total weight of unhallmarked silver components in any one piece of jewellery will not total more than 7.78 grams. Any silver over this weight will be hallmarked.

Any silver components in a piece of jewellery weighing under 7.78 g will be marked 925 when possible.

Shipping cost may seems high

Shipping costs include charges for both post and packing:

POST
If you live outside the UK, Airmail will be more expensive than the domestic service you may be used to.

My ceramics are packed in a box with lots of packing material to minimise the chance of breaking. Unfortunately larger, heavier parcels increase the postal charges.

Only Royal Mail's postal services offer insurance for loss of ceramics in transit. Signed For (with tracking if possible) also adds to the price but is worth it for peace of mind all round.

PACKING
Packing ceramics for shipping is a careful process but with the right size box and protective filling, I'll ensure that your purchase leaves me securely wrapped in the most economical way possible.