KFortnumCeramics

Handmade ceramics inspired by nature

Market Harborough, England 103 Sales On Etsy since 2014

4.5 out of 5 stars (26)

KFortnumCeramics

Handmade ceramics inspired by nature

Market Harborough, England | 103 Sales

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Katherine Fortnum

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Katherine Fortnum

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XMAS LAST POST DATES - UK 18 Dec or 23rd Dec if you choose upgrade delivery
EAST EU 11 Dec | WEST EU 16 Dec | WW 9 Dec *Check your country on the Royal Mail website

Christmas Open studio 2019 - Leicestershire, UK - Nov 30th, Dec 1st, 7th & 8th - get in touch for more!

Welcome :) Everything in my shop is handmade by me Katherine, from start to finish in my ceramics studio in Leicestershire, UK. I create all of my unique hand built ceramics one handed due to having a stroke. Have fun browsing!
To discover more take a look at my website www.katherinefortnumceramics.com

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Last updated on 13 Nov, 2019

FREE UK standard delivery if you spend over £50 - enter code FREEOVER50 at checkout
XMAS LAST POST DATES - UK 18 Dec or 23rd Dec if you choose upgrade delivery
EAST EU 11 Dec | WEST EU 16 Dec | WW 9 Dec *Check your country on the Royal Mail website

Christmas Open studio 2019 - Leicestershire, UK - Nov 30th, Dec 1st, 7th & 8th - get in touch for more!

Welcome :) Everything in my shop is handmade by me Katherine, from start to finish in my ceramics studio in Leicestershire, UK. I create all of my unique hand built ceramics one handed due to having a stroke. Have fun browsing!
To discover more take a look at my website www.katherinefortnumceramics.com

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4.5 out of 5 stars
(26)

Updates

I’m completely in blue_heart with my new colours!!! I can’t wait to see how my recipes turn out, bring on the firing. Now to play the waiting game! alarm_clock
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#colourful #colours #colourpop #vibrant #ilovemyjob #coloursoftherainbow #ceramics
I’ve unloaded the kiln and had some brand new studs come out ready to be made into earrings, there’s some gorgeous colours, I’m so pleased!
I’ve made 8 new colours, including 5 different very dark shades as everyone keeps asking for them! purple_heart
Coming soon!
My pieces look very different in progress, here I’m adding the brown using special ceramic oxides, once in the kiln the colour changes and changes once again when a glaze is applied on the top. The magic happens in the glaze firing.
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About KFortnumCeramics

Sales 103
On Etsy since 2014
Video summary: In late 2017 I was a finalist for the Stelios awards for disabled entrepreneurs. They made a video of me talking about how I create my ceramics. Take a look. :)

Nature inspired sculptural ceramics & homewares

My names Katherine I’m the proud owner of Katherine Fortnum Ceramics, I work from my home studio in Market Harborough, UK where I create unique ceramic home wares & sculptures and where I also teach ceramics workshops and courses.
For more information visit- www.katherinefortnumceramics.com

Each unique piece is extremely challenging as I create all my ceramics virtually one handed!
Here in my Etsy shop you will find everything, from nature inspired sculptural ceramics to functional ceramics, every piece of ceramic is handmade by me and always will be.

I set up my business after graduating with a 2:1 BA Hons in Design Crafts, specialising in ceramics at De Montfort University, Leicester in 2013.

I found my love for ceramics while studying the Art Foundation course at De Montfort University (Leicester, England); we had inductions into craft workshops, ceramics included. I really enjoyed working with clay, the making was so much fun, so many different options to explore and experiment with.
The most exciting moment for me was collecting my piece from the kiln, not knowing what it was going to turn out like; the magical moment when you see the finished piece in all its glory, that’s what sold it to me in an instant.
...although I have always been addicted to everything art & crafts since I was a little girl; it’s always been my passion!

2017 has been a fantastic year as I was chosen as a finalist for the 'Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK 2017'! Check out my blog posts for a look into all the exciting events and wonderful opportunities that came my way! (October-December 2017 posts) www.katherinefortnumceramics.com/blog

Any items that have been favouritised but aren't in my shop anymore may still be available to purchase, please message me with any inquiries.

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I hope I've given you an insight into my ceramics and my passion, thank you for visiting :)

Shop members

  • Katherine Fortnum

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Ceramicist, Designer, Maker, Ceramics Teacher I design & hand make all of the items in my shop, I also manage & run the etsy shop. Alongside, I run Ceramics Workshops where I teach both adults & children how to make a range of items and techniques.

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  • Ceramics / Pottery Christmas Open Studio Weekends 2019
    Katherine Fortnum Ceramics
    15 Knoll Street
    MARKET HARBOROUGH, LEICESTERSHIRE

    30 Nov.–08 Dec.

    Explore my open studio, meet the maker & start your Christmas Shopping! This year it runs over 2 weekends! Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1st December, 10-4 pm 2019 AND Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December, 10-4 pm 2019 *My Christmas studio will be available to visit BY APPOINTMENT ONLY during the week between the 2 weekends, Monday 2nd- Friday 6th* Come along, have a browse with a mince pie & chat with me about my work, or any of my ceramic workshops & courses I have to offer. I have a wide variety of unique handmade ceramics, decorations, ceramic workshop courses & gifts available to purchase! Including - home wares, vases, coasters, ceramic sculptures, wall art, jewellery, decorative pieces, home & garden accessories, Christmas decorations, children's activities & more! Katherine Fortnum Ceramics Studio - 15 Knoll Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 9QR Adults & Children welcome FREE ENTRY - As its a home studio unfortunately there is no wheelchair access avai

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Last updated on 26 Mar, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

All items in my shop are handmade, handmade items are very delicate and should be handled with great care.

How to clean your items-
- Hand wash them very gently with a soft damp sponge.
- For functional items e.g. a mug/fruit bowl (stated as non decorative), wash in the same way with a damp sponge and don’t leave to soak completely submerged to prolong its life and never wash in a dishwasher.

How long until I post your order?

I aim to post orders within 1-2 business days.
If it is a bank holiday I will post items on the next available working day.

Custom and personalised orders

Once discussed what you would like and payment has been made, I will make your order by hand the process involves -
*making the item, drying time 1-6 weeks (time of year dependent), bisque firing, glazing, glaze firing and finishing.

Once discussed please allow 6-8 weeks for creation to be finished, then allow for postage times.

Please message me to discuss your requirements. :)

Once item has been discussed and payment has been made, I do not accept cancellations, so please make sure you want the item before purchasing.

Shipping

To offer my customers good postage rates I send my products using 2nd Class Royal Mail Delivery Services.

Royal mail estimates delivery of 3 days, for guaranteed delivery of 3 days upgrade your postage option at checkout.

Postage charge matches the compensation - up to £20, up to £50, up to £500.

Due to fragile nature of ceramic items careful packaging is required to ensure safety of items during transit.
*Delivery charge = Postage cost + packaging materials cost

For other delivery options please message me.

I aim to post items within 1-2 working days of payment confirmation.
I always obtain proof of postage.
The buyer is responsible for any duty fees and/or taxes on International orders.

Sizing details

All measurements in my shop are height x width x diameter in cm. Diameter is the width from birdseye / above view.
*unless otherwise stated

Issues with your order?

If you have any issues once you have received your item please get in touch before leaving your feedback!

I will do everything I can to help resolve any issues you may have.

Unfortunately I cannot be held responsible for your items being lost or damaged in the post, however I always obtain a proof of postage.

Feedback

I love to hear feedback from my wonderful customers, hearing that you are happy with the item I have hand made makes my job worthwhile!

Please feel free to leave me feedback and please dont hesitate to send me photos of your purchased items in their new homes, I love sharing them on social media for the world to see! Or share it yourself and tag me!
Facebook @KatherineFortnumCeramic
Twitter @KFortnumCeramic
Instagram @katherinefortnumceramics

If you have any issues once you have received your item please get in touch before leaving your feedback. I will do everything I can to resolve any issues you may have.

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