bluefoxceramicsuk

Blue Fox Ceramics

Bolton, United Kingdom On Etsy since 2018

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bluefoxceramicsuk

Blue Fox Ceramics

Bolton, United Kingdom | 212 Sales

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Announcement    23 March 2020 COVID-19 update. All items are wiped with antibacterial wipes before being packed up in new bubble wrap. My processing times are 1-3 days. Orders are normally sent out Mondays & Fridays.

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Last updated on Sep 25, 2020

23 March 2020 COVID-19 update. All items are wiped with antibacterial wipes before being packed up in new bubble wrap. My processing times are 1-3 days. Orders are normally sent out Mondays & Fridays.

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About bluefoxceramicsuk

Sales 212
On Etsy since 2018

Handcrafted originals

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.

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  • Ruth Fox

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Last updated on Aug 22, 2020
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

Custom orders are welcome. Please allow 4wks for these depending on what has been ordered.