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Sunday Studio Visit …. custom orders!

I haven’t posted for a while (again)…. what is my ‘excuse’ this time?

Hubby & I have been busy trying to finish the deck we started a year ago! After the initial build winter hit Dunnstown and building was pretty much ruled out. Add to that the ill health I had for most of last year and building was impossible.

So, now that the nicer weather is upon us and my health is in recovery mode we wanted to get the deck finished before it stretched out to a second year – plus we (and our friends) are hanging out for a deck party!

So yesterday I oiled the floor of the deck, but I couldn’t put a second coat on today because it rained all day – thankyou Ballarat summer! But progress was still made – hubby put together the steps (with a little help from me) … and they look great!

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But in the studio for today, I have been working on a custom order I received through my ETSY store for a set of bowls. The bowls are a wedding present and are to be personally inscribed on the base – so the pressure is on. It is a big responsibility to make quality tablewares at the best of times – but a personalised wedding gift really heightens the concept of well designed handmade products.

This is the bowl that inspired the custom order and is currently available as a single bowl in my ETSY shop….

Dawn Whitehand - wheelthrown bowl

Dawn Whitehand – wheelthrown bowl

And this is today’s effort in the studio. I am happy with the uniform shapes and sizes, so think they will be successful as a ‘set’ of bowls. The order is for a set of eight so I made twelve, just to be on safe side. The remaining four will make it into my shop if they all fire successfully – if not hubby will get them (the cook of the house) 🙂

Dawn Whitehand pottery bowls

So, that’s it for today’s visit….. have a great week 🙂

Fresh from the Kiln…

Aahhhh… there’s nothing like holding some warm pots freshly unloaded from the kiln, especially on a chilly morning!

All these bowls are wheelthrown, glazed and fired to stoneware, making them oven safe, microwave safe and dishwasher safe.

I experimented with these forms a while ago and have since made more specifically for the Ballarat Pop Up Collective Christmas Sale to be held in Backspace Gallery from 29th November till the 8th December… so if you find yourself in the Ballarat area “pop” in for some unique handmade Christmas gifts.

I will also have my ceramic jewellery and Japanese inspired tableware available for purchase 🙂

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