Announcement All handmade with a whole lot of love & little bit of quirky in Perth, Western Australia. More of me on facebook & instagram @ceramicsnippets
All handmade with a whole lot of love & little bit of quirky in Perth, Western Australia. More of me on facebook & instagram @ceramicsnippets
Annie on Apr 6, 20215 out of 5 stars
Best thing I've ever bought. Beautifully made and one of a kind character, makes me smile everytime I look at him!
Sam on Sep 14, 20185 out of 5 stars
Kate, thank you so much for my charming sun! It is proudly hanging up in my daughter’s playroom. Wonderful communication and a high quality item :)
Penny on Aug 31, 20185 out of 5 stars
This item is just gorgeous! Very well made snd of high quality!
lacie on Dec 26, 20175 out of 5 stars
I absolutely adore my sweet little kitty companion! From the moment I unwrapped this little clay creation I could see the love and passion that had been put into making this beautiful piece. Kate, the Ceramic Snippets store owner is extremely lovely, and I am very happy to support such a wonderful artist. I will be making purchases from Kate in future ☺
lacie on Dec 26, 20175 out of 5 stars
Cutest pooch ever; perfect little snoot to boop included! I purchased the Long Haired Spaniel for my sister for Christmas and am yet to see her reaction but am sure she will be thrilled. I was tempted to keep this little cutie for myself.
Hollie on Nov 12, 20175 out of 5 stars
What a beautiful little creation! It's a gift for my dog-mad sister for Christmas - it looks just like her groodle! She will love it. Thank you so much! x
Marie on Sep 20, 20175 out of 5 stars
I love this little guy created by Kate of Ceramic Snippets, whose work I have long admired. This piece has been beautifully crafted and, well, he just has a great face. Thank you.
Kerry on Sep 12, 20175 out of 5 stars
Beautiful little doggy! Arrived quickly and safely in its own little Box.
kate on Mar 22, 20175 out of 5 stars
This lovely moustache man was made out of love and care. Kate is an amazing ceramist who put alot of effort into him. I'm very lucky to have him he brightens up my day. Thank you for the lovely card received and it was packaged perfectly. Thanks again Kate.
Reviewed by Inactive on Oct 25, 20165 out of 5 stars
Thanks Kate, we love these so much! You can't help but feel happy looking at these hanging on our home. They remind me of all the good things people are doing out there in the world. They are extra special as we know the proceeds of this item are going out to people in need. Thanks Kate, speedy shipping! They are knotted perfectly so they hang the right side around first go!
ceramic snippets - the who, what, when, why and how of it!
When I moved back to Australia after living in London for a number of years, I decided that I had to something new to engage and enliven me, and that maybe, for the first time in a long time, I should embrace my artistic side.
I tried a few things which I enjoyed but nothing really clicked, until my brother coaxed me along to a sculpture course - I fell instantly in love with it. It made me feel so happy and creative, and my love for it seemed to come out in my work because people soon started asking if they could buy my pieces.
I was a bit shy about it all to begin with, but with some encouragement from some of my friends I started ‘ceramic snippets’ and things have been going strong so far. It’s been a real learning process, which I’ve loved, because I had felt for a while that I’d stopped learning things in my life.
I make small, quirky clay sculptures with a whimsical feel. Most pieces are critters, some with quite human elements and a lot seem to have a slight touch of melancholy! My style evolved very unconsciously, I guess it was lurking in there somewhere, waiting to be released in clay.
Sometimes I’ll get a vague idea and just try it out on the clay… even if my original doesn’t work it will sometimes lead me to something new and fantastic. I’m not a big planner or sketcher, I tend to just see where the clay takes me.
I get inspiration from all over the place; I’ve noticed that a few of my critters look a bit like my cats Lulu and Queenie, so I guess inspiration starts at home! Others also share their ideas with me and I try and translate those ideas into clay for them. I also go through phases where all of my creations will have moustaches, or be covered in a certain pattern, it's just whatever take my fancy for that period of time!
Pottery is a pretty intense craft. It's messy, can be tricky and there's so much involved that's not actually crafting the work itself. Drying and firing the pieces require patience and technical know-how and I still learn new things about these processes everyday, which is equal parts exciting and daunting. Just remember that every piece you see in my shop has been in the kiln for a whopping 7.5 hours and reached over 1000 degrees centigrade - that still amazes me!
Even though I live in one of the most isolated capital city in the world, I feel like I am surrounded by a great number of talented, creative and inspiring peers. It's also exciting that with sites like etsy my work can have a worldwide audience! Please, wherever you are, whoever you are, stop by, say hi and feel free to follow my creative journey!
Owner, Maker, Designer
Kate lives in Perth, Western Australia with her husband Dan, her dog Cleo and her cats Lulu and Queenie. She delights in making small, cute and whimsical things!
Cleo is a three years old rescue dog and wise and gentle well beyond those years. She is Kate's constant companion during all crafting processes, and the inspiration for all things 'spaniel-y' that Kate makes.
Queenie is nearly one year old. She's a British shorthair kitten with a load of sass and quirk. She had permanent resting b!tch face but is actually sweet as pie. Best friend to Cleo and very strict on quality control.
Quality Control, General Overseeing
Lulu is a nine year old British shorthair and is a big old softie. She doesn't have a lot of time for the kitten, mainly because her role at ceramic snippets keeps her so busy. She's obviously the inspiration for lots of the cats that Kate creates!
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Custom and personalised orders
All items are handmade from scratch and can be customised or personalised. Unique custom items that are not based on current stock can also be created to your specifications. Please drop me a line through Etsy convo or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss.
Gift wrapping and packaging
Items come neatly and carefully packaged. Gift wrapping, ribbon and card with a personalised message is available for a small additional cost.
Smaller items are available for wholesale, please email me to discuss pricing and volume (email@example.com).
All pieces are kiln fired to over 1000 degrees centigrade 2 or 3 times so they are fairly strong but should still be handled with care. Pieces finished with acrylic paint should be displayed indoors only. Clear glazed items are suitable for display indoors and outdoors. Details about indoor and outdoor suitability will be included in each listing, please purchase with these details in mind.