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🌼🌼🌼🏵🏵🏵I am going to be straight up with you this evening... I love my studio, I love what I do, this picture shows an "in process" shot of my colour flowers being dyed. I love being able to chat, and share ideas, have a laugh, be creative with the people in my studios! They are the best bunch. BUT........ #altrincham has been gentrified to such a point that money is being offered on properties that were not even up for sale..... namely @localcreationaltrincham .
That's right folks...... we are expecting (and we are not sure when..🙄😪) to be told to sling it, to make way for 'New flats' the studios and 14 businesses have to upsticks and find somewhere else. A whole creative section of Altrincham just gone because someone has chucked some money around and has found an opportunity..... I don't blame them, it is a pretty shrewd move really!!🤔🤑🤑👩‍🎨👨‍🎨...... I suppose the point of me telling you is two fold really......
⭕ firstly, if there is anyone in South Manchester that is thinking of starting up studios, or has reasonable rated spaces to rent, please give us a shout (other tenants are tagged in the photo) ⭕ secondly please try to support your local creative businesses as much as possible, in any way you can. We didn't know there was even a battle to be had, until we had lost it already. ⚪⚫🔴🔵🏳
#artistsatwork #makerofinstagram #studiolife #altrinchammatters #localcreation #localaltrincham #moneywinsout #moneywins #supportlocal #supportindie #supportsmallbiz #manchestermakers

Finding or Gifting a RED feather represents passion and courage. They are a sign of energy, life force and action. They also represent physical vitality, good fortune, emotions and possessions and bring security with money.

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#red #redfeather
#passion #energy #vitality #money #goodfortune #physical #manifestations #positive #manchesterartist #manchestermakers #etsyuk #etsymcr #imadethis #woodworking #engraving #handmade #uniquegifts #handcrafted #madeinmanchester #smallbusinesslife #lovinglife

Finding or Gifting a RED feather represents passion and courage. They are a sign of energy, life force and action. They also represent physical vitality, good fortune, emotions and possessions and bring security with money.

heck out my shop on EtsyUk ✨link in bio✨
#red #redfeather
#passion #energy #vitality #money #goodfortune #physical #manifestations #positive #manchesterartist #manchestermakers #etsyuk #etsymcr #imadethis #woodworking #engraving #handmade #uniquegifts #handcrafted #madeinmanchester #smallbusinesslife #lovinglife

Finding or Gifting a RED feather represents passion and courage. They are a sign of energy, life force and action. They also represent physical vitality, good fortune, emotions and possessions and bring security with money.

heck out my shop on EtsyUk ✨link in bio✨
#red #redfeather
#passion #energy #vitality #money #goodfortune #physical #manifestations #positive #manchesterartist #manchestermakers #etsyuk #etsymcr #imadethis #woodworking #engraving #handmade #uniquegifts #handcrafted #madeinmanchester #smallbusinesslife #lovinglife

My little butterfly 😍🦋 she lives in these now, they've become part of her shoes and coat routine 😂. Custom made wings are available to order in my #etsy shop 💋

I've been making ceramics for a few years now. In fact, if we count my childhood, then quite a few years really. My mother taught me ceramics and we work closely together in Manchester. She taught me to throw, but also a broad spectrum of skills in hand-building, decoration and glazing, which seems to be rare in the field of ceramics. It takes much time to develop the skills, so potters generally need to focus on a particular technique. I haven't always worked in ceramics, I've only really been focusing on it in the past few years, where I've done it full-time. ⠀

Previously I studied Clinical Neuropsychology in the Netherlands and worked in research. This subject deals with neurological conditions. Basically, any brain disease, like dementia, or brain damage, such as from a traffic accident. There I learnt to conduct Neurospsychological assessments which help diagnose disease and give information on the localisation of damage in the brain. They really help to suggest if someone needs a brain scan, which is much more expensive. A massive part is also treatment. It's quite a departure from ceramics. I very much enjoyed learning about our brains and the mind and it was my plan to become a Neuropsychologist.⠀

Every time I returned to Manchester I made a lot of pottery, I really enjoyed it. I hadn't actually considered it as a career until I returned for a longer period. I enjoyed it so much I wondered how I could work less in an office and more in a pottery studio. There was a period where I basically had a daytime job and then taught classes in the evenings too, and made my own work on the weekends, without any hours to spare. But in doing this I was then able to test the waters and to quit my office job. Now I split my time making my work, selling it, teaching some classes, and a whole lot of technician work too. It's an enjoyable work life and I couldn't imagine wanting to do another job. Though I am eager for some change. It was always my dream to be both a potter and a psychologist. Is it unrealistic?⠀

Pictured are bisque fired plates and some greenware mugs, which will look like the plates once fired. I'm still developing a glaze for them (so close!).

Horrifically cute li'l pumpkin pals to pop on your desk or bookcase this Autumn! The Cryptid Zoo (@thecryptidzoo) is a menagerie of collectible plush toys, designed and made by illustrator Alex Lewis - a self-confessed Halloween-obsessive! Oh, and if you fancy WINNING one of these adorable pumpkins (plus 8 other fantastic prizes made by EtsyMCR members!), check out the giveaway over on @saskiassassystore - closes on the 24th! 🎃

#pumpkin #psl #pumpkindecorations #crochet #halloween #autumn #autumndecor #halloweendecor #etsymcr #etsyuk #etsy #handmademanchester #makersgonnamake #imadethis #craft #artsandcrafts #manchestermakers

Another personalised Swan rattle all ready for its brand new human 👶👶🏻👶🏼👶🏽👶🏾👶🏿😍 these make the cutest new baby gift ❤️

Pow! Loving my new stamp from the very nice people at @therubberstampcompany. There’s something oh-so satisfying about giving each finished pot the stamp of approval underneath. 😊 Also credit must go to my clever friend @ginandinteriors for creating my cool logo. She’s a talented designer and art director when she’s not pontificating about gin, you know. 😉
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Finding or Gifting a blue feather represents spiritual protection and psychic awareness. They are a sign that you are speaking your truth. Blue feathers remind us to listen and communicate clearly with acceptance, and inspiration. They also represent spiritual protection and psychic awareness.
Finding a feather has always been regarded as fortuitous. Feathers are perceived as gifts from the sky, the sea and the trees. Check out my shop on EtsyUk ✨link in bio✨
#blue #bluefeather
#truth #clarity #acceptance #inspiration #psychic #awareness #communication #manchesterartist #manchestermakers #etsyuk #etsymcr #imadethis #woodworking #engraving #handmade #uniquegifts #handcrafted #madeinmanchester #smallbusinesslife #lovinglife

Life Drawing returns next Sunday 30th!👏🏼✍🏼We’ve taken something of a hiatus this summer as we bid a fond farewell to @heatherestop and a warm welcome to @jennyrutheden who picks up the life drawing baton 🌱 still only £5 for two hours - please book via the link in our bio if possible, this helps us to make sure we can pay our models fairly for their work! Looking forward to welcoming you back to the studio, and hopefully meeting some new faces too - this is an open class suitable for all levels of [non]experience ✌🏼
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Check out my shop on EtsyUK ✨link in bio ✨Finding or Gifting a BLUE feather represents spiritual protection and psychic awareness. They are a sign that you are speaking your truth. Blue feathers remind us to listen and communicate clearly with acceptance, and inspiration. They also represent spiritual protection and psychic awareness.
Finding a feather has always been regarded as fortuitous. Feathers are perceived as gifts from the sky, the sea and the trees.
#blue #bluefeather
#truth #clarity #acceptance #inspiration #psychic #awareness #communication #manchesterartist #manchestermakers #etsyuk #etsymcr #imadethis #woodworking #engraving #handmade #uniquegifts #handcrafted #madeinmanchester #smallbusinesslife #lovinglife

Finding or Gifting a blue feather represents spiritual protection and psychic awareness. They are a sign that you are speaking your truth. Blue feathers remind us to listen and communicate clearly with acceptance, and inspiration. They also represent spiritual protection and psychic awareness.
Finding a feather has always been regarded as fortuitous. Feathers are perceived as gifts from the sky, the sea and the trees. Check out my shop on EtsyUk ✨link in bio✨
#blue #bluefeather
#truth #clarity #acceptance #inspiration #psychic #awareness #communication #manchesterartist #manchestermakers #etsyuk #etsymcr #imadethis #woodworking #engraving #handmade #uniquegifts #handcrafted #madeinmanchester #smallbusinesslife #lovinglife

The talented jewellery maker Wandering Rose @wanderingrosehandmade will be at our A Curious Christmas Night Market on 8th December with her stunning jewellery made from silver, gold and natural gemstones. The perfect gift for someone special. #withington #manchestermakers #etsyseller #etsy #handmadejewelry #semipreciousstones #silver #gemstones #didsbury #marketstall

Greenware mugs made from recycled clay blends. They're all made from varying amounts of off-cuts from the safari tableware, mixed with some coarse recycled clay. My intention before the end of the year is to have a couple of glazes for these which will match the safariware well. Possibly mimicking the colour tones of the stripes. An off-white and a very dark brown/black. It has been difficult finding the time to glaze test this year. Currently I have about 2 days or less to work on my own ceramics each week. ⠀

One thing I'd love to try is actually reducing the recycled clay to dust and composing a glaze made from it, therefore the waste clay being used in every way possible. It's a bit of an preoccupation of mine, to re-purpose, and reuse waste. It takes much time to prepare the waste. You may or may not know that clay itself has the ingredients to make a glaze, just not in the correct proportions. Many glazes will pretty much straight up contain clay, and varying amounts of other kinds of rock. The right proportions in the clay and rock of silica and alumina, and materials that help the mix fire to a particular temperature will form a glass or glaze. I hope one day to have the time to try this, along with many other experiments!

New profile pic and logo ✨🕵️‍♀️ Today I’ve been trying out some new mediums and also playing around on photoshop, attempting some designs, and I’ve absolutely loved it ❤️ I feel refreshed and motivated to create something brand new and exciting! #newlogo #design #colour #pattern

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