PennySpoonerCeramics

Penny Spooner Ceramics - handmade porcelain you can use

Whitchurch, United Kingdom · 134 Sales

PennySpoonerCeramics

Penny Spooner Ceramics - handmade porcelain you can use

Whitchurch, United Kingdom 134 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Wheel thrown and handbuilt porcelain studio ceramics, glazed with gentle speckled colours of blue, pink, green & purple - like eggs. Practical and functional as well as beautiful these pieces make quirky & individual gifts for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries & christenings. Alternatively, why not treat yourself!

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Last updated on Mar 15, 2016

Wheel thrown and handbuilt porcelain studio ceramics, glazed with gentle speckled colours of blue, pink, green & purple - like eggs. Practical and functional as well as beautiful these pieces make quirky & individual gifts for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries & christenings. Alternatively, why not treat yourself!

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About

A series of lucky events led to my wonderful job throwing pots!

A chance course at pottery night classes led to a love of ceramics and then the good fortune of finding my own studio space in the town where I live has led to the wonderful opportunity to earn my living throwing pots.

I throw most pieces on the wheel, but do hand build a small selection of work as well, using a beautiful porcelain body. Each piece is thrown, turned, bisque fired, sanded and then glazed in one of my own speckled glazes. They are then re-loaded in the kiln and fired to 1240 degrees, sanded one last time and are then ready for their new home.

The process from beginning to end can be as short as 2 weeks and as long as 8 weeks, depending on the pieces being made, the weather and commitments at the studio.

I love the process of throwing on the wheel, which has never lost its draw for me, and the feelings of excitement mixed with trepidation is there every time I open the kiln door - seeing all the beautiful colours and new experimental pieces is wonderful when it all goes well, but disappointing if it doesn't.

Luckily most firings are wonderful and I continue to love my work!

Production partners

  • Madeleine Spooner

    Whitchurch, England

    Madeleine is a student, studying at drama school in London, who enjoys artwork and music in her spare time. Once the pot has been thrown and bisque fired by Penny, it is passed to Madeleine to hand drawn the original image directly on to the piece, before being glazed and fired again by Penny.

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