Unique Handmade Ceramic Gifts by Marion Walsh

Accrington, United Kingdom · 368 Sales


Unique Handmade Ceramic Gifts by Marion Walsh

Accrington, United Kingdom 368 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Blue Butterfly Crafts also makes to order! Locals, check my website for pottery classes!
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Last updated on Jun 28, 2017

Blue Butterfly Crafts also makes to order! Locals, check my website for pottery classes!
Please note SIZES are indicated on listings.
Thank you for your visit!

Marion Walsh

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Marion Walsh

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

nickybukowski on Jun 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Marion kindly made me a yellow tea light holder. It has been very fiddly for her but she has done an amazing job. I love it. Looks fab in my bathroom. Thank you so much.


nvcarli on May 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

L'artiste a réalisé une pièce unique complètement conforme à ma demande et sa touche artistique a fait le reste.Une merveille ! Merci MARION.

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Art fair at the Haworth Art Gallery, Accrington.

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Butterfly lady - ceramic mask - wall hanging
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Escape in Clay

I started ceramics in 2001 at night's school and I fell in love with clay. I was then a full time assistant editor and I found it difficult to fit some creative time in my busy life. However, I much needed it and the 2 hours I spent at the studio every week were truly happy times!!

In 2010 my job came to an end and my husband encouraged me sell my work and in March 2011 a Blue Butterfly was born!

In February 2013 a new chapter was started when I bought my very first kiln. Exciting!! I now work from my conservatory/dining room, with my little dog, Milou, at my side! I currently handbuild my work, often using a pastry rolling pin to create slabs of clay. I also use coiling and pinching techniques. I use commercial glazes. I apply them by hand with 2 or 3 coats to ensure it's thick enough to produce the desired colour.

I find that when I work with clay, time stops and I forget all my worries. It's a moment of total escapism.

I love the versatility of clay, especially the potential to produce three-dimensional pieces, either functional or purely decorative. I make small sculptures, candle and tealight holders, small dishes, vases and wall art, jewellery - just to name a few. I mostly use stoneware and porcelain. I now fire everything myself in an electric kiln. All my work is created entirely by me from the original design to the finished product. For my decorating, I often use commercial stamps and cookie cutters. For my jewellery and some of my pots, I use commercially purchased components (beads, charms, wire, leather cord, findings etc.) which I combine with my ceramics. All of my jewellery includes at least one ceramic component handmade by me.

I am inspired by the beauty of the natural world. Leaves, flowers, animals and landscapes are regular motifs in my work, and I often use leaves to impress patterns into the clay. I also use stamps, and various household objects such as lace, hessian, buttons, screws, dowels, paint brushes, wall paper etc. I am also been loosely inspired by the steampunk genre. I have more recently started needle felting and combine both ceramics and wool on some of my pieces.

I am a proud member of the Etsy Mud Team and I am very grateful to my teammies for all their help and advice!


Shop members

  • Marion Walsh

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photography

  • Milou

    Foot Or Lap Warmer, Furry Friend And Inspiration!, Marketer

    Havanese bichon. Loves everyone. Nose like a little magnet with bits stuck on it most of the time.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 3, 2016
All my items are designed, handmade and handpainted with love by me! I hope you'll like them!

If you are shopping for a gift, I can send your purchase directly to the recipient, and include a note from you at no extra charge. Just send me a note in the Message to Seller section when you checkout

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
I accept PayPal and bank cards. If you prefer PayPal, please make sure you follow the link to Paypal to complete your transaction. It is not the default form of payment.


VAT is NOT included in the prices, however, NO VAT will be ADDED either. As a small seller in the UK, I don't have to be VAT registered.

Buyers are responsible for any customs or duties fees that may apply. Sellers aren't responsible for delays due to customs. Check up there if your country will charge you fees:
I’ll aim to post your items the next working day and no later than 3 working days after payment of the order - unless it's custom made. I will let you know when your order has been dispatched.

As far as possible I try to recycle packing items. Please let me know if this is not suitable for you.

- UK ORDERS will usually be sent via Royal Mail 1st Class signed for, except lower value items for which 'signed for' is optional: please purchase the upgrade to that effect.

- INTERNATIONAL ORDERS will be sent via Airmail or Airmail Tracked. Items should be with you within 14-21 working days. The bigger/most expensive items are shipped Airmail Tracked. The other items can be posted Tracked - please purchase the upgrade to that effect.
Refunds and Exchanges
I am happy to accept returns within 15 days whenever possible. Please send an email first to let me know what is being returned and why. Goods will only be accepted back in perfect condition as sold. P&P is not refundable. Return P&P must be met by the buyer.

I'm sorry I can't accept returns on personalized items.

In the event of a DAMAGED item, the Buyer will receive a refund or replacement item AFTER they provide any and all documentation required by the insurance company. This may require sending a photo of the damaged item and/or signing an affidavit confirming the damage.
Additional policies and FAQs

I would appreciate that you leave feedback after you received your order. In that way, I’ll know that you have received the item and are pleased with it.

If you do have a problem then please contact me first.


Please contact me if you have any queries or if you would like a custom order.

You can visit my website or my Facebook page for more information

Contact me via Etsy Conversations or at Blue_Butterfly_15(at)