Online markets thrive
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Online markets thrive

Online artisan markets and fairs continue to thrive, supporting the #shopsmall and #shopindependent movement. Small makers like myself relish the opportunity to show our products to the online audience as markets grow committed followings. Customers tell me they love the interaction we can have over specific ideas and pottery pieces, and the fact that I…

Mothering Sunday gifts
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Mothering Sunday gifts

The new ‘love you mum’ flowerpots go so brilliantly with the little bird pottery ornaments. Perfect combinations with the new Wren and the best selling Robin. I’ll be showing you some new things on my IG live tomorrow on Instagram, pop by and say hello as part of the #postablepopup online market on the 20th…

Flowerpots pottery ornaments
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Flowerpots pottery ornaments

Louise Crookenden Johnson happy handmade and illustrated flowerpot shelf ornaments

Safari animals
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Safari animals

Inspired by a recent commission, the new African safari animals are now featured in my Etsy store, choose from this cute Elephant or the stripey Zebra. Each is carefully cut from a slab of clay, mounted on a small pottery cube using a special wire that retains its strength in the kiln. Once safely through…

Money raised for Cransley Hospice
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Money raised for Cransley Hospice

Money raised for Cransley Hospice from the Great Charity Pot Sale by Louise Crookenden Johnson ceramics

Cransley Hospice my choice for the Great Charity Pot Sale
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Cransley Hospice my choice for the Great Charity Pot Sale

One of the fellow makers I have met through online events in the past year, is wonderful Lorna Gilbert, another potter like me, she has arranged the most incredible opportunity. 😊 Under the Instagram handle @greatcharitypotsale Lorna has set up a marvellous event on Saturday 30th January for Potters to support a charity that is…

Hand illustrating majolica
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Hand illustrating majolica

Here is the link to the longer video of the short reel that I put up on Instagram yesterday. This is in response especially for those people who loved the mesmerising effect, and the calm feeling of me painting. Thanks for your feedback. It show me painting the front face of the new plant pots….

Pet portraits of all kinds of creatures
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Pet portraits of all kinds of creatures

You may have seen some of my Christmas pet portrait commissions on my Instagram and Facebook feeds, I post them on there where I can. Obviously, I can’t pop anything onto social media if it’s a gift, or surprise. Don’t want to give away any secrets or spoil an occasion! All kinds of dogs and…

Great Charity Pot Sale – 30th January 2021
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Great Charity Pot Sale – 30th January 2021

Join me in supporting this terrific event, check out the online Facebook and Instagram campaigns @greatcharitypotsale and #greatcharitypotsale I will be offering 100% of the profits to my nominated charity Cransley Hospice, from the sale of these cute hanging rainbows over the last weekend in January weekend when they are purchased from my Etsy store….

Loving Pottery Days
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Loving Pottery Days

There have been so many wonderful people through the pottery this year, I have absolutely loved seeing new potters have a whale of a time and some smitten by the clay.  The day sessions are best of all when there is enough warmth in the air to get the thrown pots drying that day, so…