Tuesday, 30 December 2008

The last few months....

The last few months have been incredibly busy with organising Reveal as well as having a stand at the South Hill Park craft fair and setting up my folksy.com shop. Looking back it's been very successful. I've had great feedback, met some inspirational people (virtually and in the flesh) as well as selling a substantial amount of my work. I've been spending some quality time on folksy chatting with other makers and generally enjoying myself among other artistic people.

After doing my accounts I'm now in the mood for planning 2009. I'm looking into taking part in a few open studio events, organising a few more Reveal events (
www.revealshowcase.com), adding more items to my folksy and etsy shops and promoting my craft in as many ways as possible. Now is also the time to get craft fair applications in so i'll be doing that for the next few weeks. I also need to start making new pieces, think i went over board making the same pieces this year, have some new designs to work on which is exciting.

As I’ve spent a lot of time on folksy lately thought I should share with you some of the fabulous items that are currently for sale. To see more go to folksy.com.

How about this handmade Felted Flower Brooch, a snip at £7.00 from Fibrespace. Think i've got to have one soon!

I love the purses in Natalie Farrell's Shop. The detail is great and anything with buttons on gets my vote.

Love Emma Gordon's shop. These bags are mouthwatering. The fabrics and finish are amazing. This is one of my favourites.

Some lovely handmade table mats from JakJak. These mats are heat resistant and padded with an interlining. Chocolate brown with blue flower detail. Don't you just love them. See JakJak's shop for more items for sale.

And finally these lovely earrings 'rain' by Gem Heaven .Beautiful earrings with a hint of summer rain!Crystal quartz briolettes with A grade Iolite teardrops and facetd rondelles handwired onto chain with a crystal quartz bead. I've got to have these too...it's just a matter of time.

Also thought i'd feature the one christmas present i bought from folksy this year. Cocoon - Labradorite & Red Coral Sterling Silver earrings from Eastern Sky . They are as lovely in the flesh as they are in the photo. I nearly kept them myself.

I better stop there. Hope you all have a wonderful New Year.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Reveal - Showcase of Christmas craft

Here are a few photos of Reveal November 2008. There was a wonderful range of craft which can still be seen on the website www.revealshowcase.com . Thanks to everyone who took part, it was a great week with many happy visitors. I Look forward to the next one. I've also uploaded some more photos to flickr.com on http://www.flickr.com/photos/laurenceramics/

Sunday, 30 November 2008

Christmas Shop

I've been busy all day taking photos and adding items to my folksy shop. I've tried to have a variety of pieces on there but still have a few more to add. Will also be updating my etsy shop in the next few days.

Hope you like it. You can see more at www.laurenceramics.folksy.com.

Thursday, 6 November 2008


I've just listed my first item on Folksy.com. take a look, it's a bit like Etsy.com but for UK based makers only. http://laurenceramics.folksy.com


Friday, 24 October 2008

Reveal - A Christmas showcase of handmade craft. 23-29 November 2008

Reveal is approaching fast. This year there will be 21 makers taking part with a fabulous range of ceramics, glass, jewellery and more. Please come and visit Reveal taking place at the Henley Exhibition Centre, Henley on Thames on 23-29th November.

There will be late night opening on Thursday and Friday until 8pm, every other day the show will open at 10am and close at 5pm. Further details including a list of exhibitors can be found on the Reveal website www.revealshowcase.com.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Button pot update

Here are a few of the latest button pots I've been working on. It's addictive, sewing buttons on pots. Having a lot of buttons and being indecisive isn't the best combination but it's relaxing in a odd way.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Reveal Clip from ITV- July 2008

A short clip from Reveal that took place in July 2008. This was featured on ITV Thames Valley. The next Reveal will take place from 23-29th November, check out www.revealshowcase.com, there will be new comers and past favourites.

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Local Shop...Local Roots

Yesterday i went to the beautiful market town of Abingdon, Oxfordshire to drop some work off with a shop called Local Roots.(www.localroots.co.uk) They sell quality goods which have been produced within a 30 miles of the shop.

Their ethos is to promote an ecological approach to retail, with much of the produce sourced from organic farms and smallholdings, and an emphasis on fair trade and minimal environmental impact in all aspects of the business.

The shop is a welcoming warm and cosy treasure trove that is very much worth a visit.They have mouth watering chutneys and jams and now 21 pieces of Lauren Denney Ceramics.

Check out their website for more info www.localroots.co.uk

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Reveal the Christmas edition- Looking for exhibitors

I'm planning the second Reveal (www.revealshowcase.com) to take part from 23-29th november 2008. It will be in the Henley Exhibition Centre, Henley on Thames again. Getting excited about all the lovely items that will be on show just in time for Christmas. I'll keep you updated but keep an eye on www.revealshowcase.com to who is exhibiting at the Christmas Reveal. If you are interested in exhibiting please let me know via the website.

Thursday, 24 July 2008

I love buttons too...

These are some brooches that i have been making. They are made from white earthenware clay and glazed with various coloured glazes. i've sewn the vintage buttons on after they have been glazed and fired. I'm addicted to making them, no two are the same which makes it much more interesting.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

I Love holes....

I love making holes in my ceramics. Lately been experimenting with sewing buttons on and adding ribbons. They seem to be selling well so will make many more for christmas. Also been having loads of fun making ceramic brooches. Will post photos soon.

Ribbon Pot

Button pots

The newest range in Denneyware. ;-)

Blog inspiration....

My inspiration for this blog came from Monda Loves.... her blog is fab, so interesting, check it out on http://monda-loves.blogspot.com/. Don't you just love these furry monsters made from recycled jumpers.

Monda also bought these two pots from me and set up this lovely photo.

My First post...my first blog!

OK. So this is my first blog and my first post. Not sure where to start or what to tell you. There is a lot. Will post photos first so you can get an idea of what i make. Here goes....