NicolaBriggsCeramics

Handmade Contemporary Ceramics

Manchester, United Kingdom On Etsy since 2016

NicolaBriggsCeramics

Handmade Contemporary Ceramics

Manchester, United Kingdom | 63 Sales

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✨✨✨ New items now added !!!!✨✨✨

Hello and welcome to my shop full of beautiful contemporary ceramics, designed and handcrafted in my studio.

If you’re looking for a special custom order tailored to your requirements, please get in touch to discuss this further.

I also sell at selected shows and Artisan Markets across the North West, to find out more check out my Instagram and Facebook pages and sign up to my newsletter.

www.instagram.com/nicolabriggsceramics

www.facebook.com/nicolabriggsceramics

To sign up to my newsletter please click the link below:⬇️

https://mailchi.mp/571cbfa104a0/nicolabriggsceramics

MARKET DATES 2020

7th March @rodehallfarmersmarket

21st March Spring Market @fabulousplaces
Roundhouse, Derby
** cancelled due to Coronavirus pandemic**

28th March rescheduled to 13th June 2020 @cottononmcr Art Fair, Manchester

2nd May Manchester Cathedral*cancelled due to Corona virus pandemic

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 10, 2020

🔷 COVID-19 extra measures - all items are wiped with anti bacterial wipes whilst wearing gloves during packing and posting.

Visits to the Post Office are limited to weekly at this current time 🔷


✨✨✨ New items now added !!!!✨✨✨

Hello and welcome to my shop full of beautiful contemporary ceramics, designed and handcrafted in my studio.

If you’re looking for a special custom order tailored to your requirements, please get in touch to discuss this further.

I also sell at selected shows and Artisan Markets across the North West, to find out more check out my Instagram and Facebook pages and sign up to my newsletter.

www.instagram.com/nicolabriggsceramics

www.facebook.com/nicolabriggsceramics

To sign up to my newsletter please click the link below:⬇️

https://mailchi.mp/571cbfa104a0/nicolabriggsceramics

MARKET DATES 2020

7th March @rodehallfarmersmarket

21st March Spring Market @fabulousplaces
Roundhouse, Derby
** cancelled due to Coronavirus pandemic**

28th March rescheduled to 13th June 2020 @cottononmcr Art Fair, Manchester

2nd May Manchester Cathedral*cancelled due to Corona virus pandemic

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About NicolaBriggsCeramics

Sales 63
On Etsy since 2016
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I design and make contemporary ceramics out of porcelain clay which is high-fired to 1250 degrees in my kiln up to 3 times

I graduated from Staffordshire University in 1998 with a BA:Hons Design: Ceramics and set up my first studio with the help of The Prince's Trust. I have taken part in many craft fairs, exhibitions and shows such as The Country Style Festive Fair at the NEC in Birmingham.

Inspiration for my work comes from family walks and days out with our dog, Buddy.
I love collecting feathers, shells, pebbles,driftwood, leaves and pine cones to use as inspiration for my work.

Photographs of the landscape and sunsets all feature heavily in my sketchbook designs. The ever-changing light in my sunset photos is the influence behind the muted colour palette that I love so much!

I like to hand-build my ceramics, this is a process where the clay can be rolled out or manipulated to create textures and then the form of the piece takes shape.
Sometimes I make and use plaster moulds to help shape the piece. Textures are created in the work from either pushing collected objects into the clay and layering coloured slips and underglazes into the pieces. The surfaces are reworked with multiples layers and can be scraped back until the desired effect is achieved.
Each piece can be fired up to three times ;biscuit, glaze and lustre firings the hottest of which is up to 1250 degrees !

I love the Japanese Wabi-Sabi aesthetic, which is that there is beauty in the imperfect.
My work is ‘perfectly imperfect’ and quite organic and there may be marks and differences as a result of individually handcrafting each piece.
Although pieces could be on a similar theme, no two pieces are ever identical. All sizes are approximate due to the handcrafted process of making.

I also make commissions, if you would like a special piece personalised or in a different colour, then please get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.

Shop members

  • Nicola

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Happily working away in my garden studio.

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Last updated on May 1, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

My brand values are to try to be eco-friendly and to produce as little waste as possible.

So with this in mind, all items are beautifully wrapped recycled fibre tissue paper or Kraft shredded fibres with my Branded Kraft gift boxes also made from recycled fibres.

Clean outer boxes are usually re-used from the deliveries I receive ( without company logos on) and any re-used packaging peanuts inside are again clean and recyclable.

I am currently moving across to the paper tape from the plastic variety when possible.

The ribbon that I use to gift-wrap your orders beautifully is new and clean and I hope will be re-used again by the recipient.

To reduce my carbon footprint I try to shop locally for materials and to be sustainable.

Care instructions

To care for my porcelain ceramics, please wipe gently with a damp cloth.

• JEWELLERY

Please remove porcelain jewellery before sleeping, showering, swimming and exercising.

Avoid spraying with perfumes or handling with creams and lotions.

As with all ceramics they will break if dropped or banged hard against a surface.

The Sterling Silver Chains may be gently cleaned with a Silver polishing cloth.

Please store safely in the gift box provided.

• PLATTERS,SPOONS AND DIP BOWLS

Please gently hand wash to clean

Pieces are intended for serving the food at the table they are not oven ware.

Please don’t use a scourer on metallic lustre decoration as this may scratch the finish.

Postage

Most of my orders are sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery which usually arrives the next working day. Tracking details will be provided on dispatch .

The other option is Royal Mail First Class Signed for .

Sizing details

All sizes are approximate and usually measured at the widest / highest points of the piece due to the organic shapes of my work.