Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Wedding Favours / Gifts

After making a run of Christmas Decorations recently (see my last post), I got thinking that these lovely little decorations would make beautiful Wedding Favours, Wedding Gifts or Bombonieres. During a short spell from pottery (no kiln etc), I remarried and I recall how much trouble I had to find a simple, yet personal and pretty gift to give our special friends and family to remember our day. I ended up buying little boxes, coloured paper, sugar coated almonds and made my own little boxes which although were nice, these would have been so much better. They would have looked so beautiful on the tables, placed on top of each plate/napkin and a lovely surprise and talking piece as our guests sat down at their places. They could be used to decorate in other ways too, so the possibilities are endless.

The templates for these shapes I make myself from an original drawing. I stamp each one with clay stamps that I have made myself, I use glazes that I have formulated myself, so each one of these little treasures is a little differant and very unique.

I am quite excited, as I have heaps of other ideas too, which means more glaze testing, drawing and playing with clay. More time out in the studio. How wonderful.

Butterfly Heart Wedding Favour

White Floral Wedding Favour

Raspberry Red Heart Wedding Favour

Various Birds & Peace Dove Wedding Favours

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Christmas Decorations ready for Next Craft Market

I have been out in the studio making various things for the next markets, but have really enjoyed making these gorgeous little Christmas Decorations. These make wonderful, inexpensive gifts. I write on the back in gold or silver pen to really personalise them when giving them away as gifts.

Peace Dove - Christmas Decoration or Wedding Favour

Handmade and Glazed Red Heart - Christmas Decoration or Wedding Favour

My next craft market will be at the 'Picton Creative Traders Market' on Sunday 4th December 2011. For further info go to http://www.ctmw.com.au/

How They Are Made
  • I draw and cut out my own templates for these shapes, then cut around the template for each piece
  • I use my own hand made clay and plaster stamps for the impressed decoration
  • I make my own glazes and hand paint each piece
  • They are fired to 1200 deg centigrade to ensure that they are strong and durable
  • I can personalise each piece on special request

Wedding Favours / Bomboniere

I am looking at also making these for Wedding Gifts, Wedding Guest Keepsakes or Wedding Bomboniere. The little hearts, peace doves, birds and wedding bells in particular would work really well and I have a load of other ideas too (keep posted). They would all look great used on top of a table napkin on the wedding tables and can be given to the guest as a lovely wedding keepsake, doubling also as a Christmas tree decoration, just something to hang in a window or from a tree in the garden after the wedding day. On the day of the wedding, they can be hung from branches in vases as table centre pieces, or from the Bridal Money Tree to really add a splash of colour and add as a unique decoration idea. I can also see these being used to hang from a tree in the garden where the wedding ceremony is to take place for added decoration and to add to the mood and theme of the wedding. I could make smaller versions of these as little charms for the bridal bouquet to continue the theme of the wedding. If you are interested in any of these ideas for your special occasion or have a general sales enquiry, please email me at janwallace.pottery@gmail.com

White Glazed Bird - Christmas Decoration or Wedding Favour

Holly - Christmas Decoration

Glazed Christmas Tree

Bell - Christmas Tree Decoration or Wedding Favour
Peace Dove in Gold - Christmas Tree Decoration or Wedding Favour
Blue Glazed Heart - Christmas Tree Decoration or Wedding Favour
Red Glazed Peace Dove - Christmas Decoration or Wedding Favour
Well, it's back to the studio for me as I have more decorations to glaze and fire. Hope you have enjoyed reading this post. Please feel free to comment below or send me an email as I would love to hear from you.
Thanks. Jan

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Picton Creative Traders Markets This Sunday

I will be at 'Picton Creative Traders Market' this Sunday, 6th November 2011 from 9am to 2pm. Come along and enjoy what the markets have to offer. There are supposed to be over 50 stalls this month. With home grown and home made produce, arts and craft, food and entertainment. Christmas is only weeks away, so it is a great opportunity to find some wonderful unique, handmade gifts for the special people in your life. The markets are located at the Shire Hall, Menangle Street, Picton NSW. I look forward to seeing you there.

Here is some of my handmade work that will be available on Sunday. My prices start from $10 so there is something for everyones budget.