bluefoxceramicsuk

Blue Fox Ceramics, Handmade unique ceramics.

Bolton, United Kingdom

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Announcement    Handmade decorative ceramics for your home. I make one off or small batch hand painted ceramic mugs, plant pots, vases, lidded pots, bowls and the occasional Christmas decorations. All pieces are individually made from English stoneware clay from the Potteries and thrown on my wheel. I endeavour to single fire the majority of my work which is more eco friendly as I use less energy.
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Packaging info:
I use antibacterial wipes & biodegradable bubble wrap where possible, and most items are double boxed so they arrive safely.
My processing times are 3-5 days except made to order items or unless stated ( ie during August due to holidays). Orders are normally sent out Mondays & Fridays, but if you need it sooner please message me when you order and I will do my best for you.
Standard postage is via Royal Mail 2nd class which usually arrives within 3 days of despatch.

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Last updated on Oct 2, 2021

Handmade decorative ceramics for your home. I make one off or small batch hand painted ceramic mugs, plant pots, vases, lidded pots, bowls and the occasional Christmas decorations. All pieces are individually made from English stoneware clay from the Potteries and thrown on my wheel. I endeavour to single fire the majority of my work which is more eco friendly as I use less energy.
To View
Ive arranged items by colour - just select Sort: Custom from right side drop down, or by product from left menu.
Packaging info:
I use antibacterial wipes & biodegradable bubble wrap where possible, and most items are double boxed so they arrive safely.
My processing times are 3-5 days except made to order items or unless stated ( ie during August due to holidays). Orders are normally sent out Mondays & Fridays, but if you need it sooner please message me when you order and I will do my best for you.
Standard postage is via Royal Mail 2nd class which usually arrives within 3 days of despatch.

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About bluefoxceramicsuk

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Handcrafted original ceramics

I’ve been passionate about art & design my whole life. For as long as I can remember I have loved drawing or making things. After leaving school I went to Art college taking A levels in Art, Sculpture and Printmaking, and then went to the School of Jewellery at Birmingham University. However, I decided not to pursue jewellery making as a career (long story) and went on to other things.
I discovered my love of clay about 30 years ago, and have picked it up and put it down as life and the need to eat got in the way. Now I’ve found my way back to it and I am enjoying emmersing myself in this medium from my home studio set in Lancashire, England. With nature all around me, including deer, owls, bats foxes and lots of birds it would be hard not to be inspired by this amazing place only a short distance from a busy mill town.

I think clay is a fascinating medium to work in. I love to throw and handbuild – sometimes both on the same pot, often carving it. If what I make doesn’t work or meet the grade, I chuck it in a bucket of water and recycle it into a new piece.
Everything I make is handmade, I don’t slip cast. So if you do buy one of my pots you know it will be unique, and the only one like it in the world.
My carved pots take many hours to make. I start by throwing a small bowl shape pot (for the base), which is turned when leather hard and then hand rolled coils added to the desired shaped and height. Once the shape is ok I let the clay stiffen a bit more and then start carving. The majority of my pieces are hand painted with at least 2 different glazes using a technique called layering. Each layer will consist of at least 2 coats in order to get the depth of colour. Each one having to dry in between. It takes lots of time and experimenting to get the look you see.
My inspiration comes from many different sources around me such as nature and architecture, as well as past styles such as Celtic art and ancient Egypt.

Shop members

  • Ruth Fox

    Owner, Maker

  • Lulu

    Assistant

    Lulu is always by my side whether Im making, glazing or packing. She likes to keep an eye on me.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Sep 7, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Are they dishwasher safe?

Yes all items are dishwasher safe, though it's not recommended to put inlaid coasters in the dishwasher.

When can I expect my order?

I normally post orders out on Mondays and Fridays.
Delivery will depend on the postal service. If your order is required by a certain date please advise.

Custom and personalised orders

Sorry, not accepting custom orders anymore.