Hello Fellow Clay Heads

This is my favourite time of year at Linlithgow Pottery! The studio has been buzzing with excitement in preparation for shows, creating unique pieces for Christmas sales and getting student work glazed and into the kilns before our annual break.

I’m looking forward to showing off my latest design, Reed Ware, with small batch table sets! As always my work is influenced by my natural surroundings and the patterns we can find within it. My Reed Ware line is inspired by the reeds that my studio manager and I pass on our daily walk around Linlithgow Lock overlooking the Palace. Nuala loves nothing more than to run into the reeds sniffing about at this scent or that making the reeds sway and ruffle. I’ve tried to capture that flow of soft movement I’ve seen so many times in those layers of grasses and I hope you’ll all be as enchanted by them as I have. If you would like to be one of the first to hear about one of my online specialty sales please join my email list (here) and I’ll send along an invitation.

Classes at the studio are winding down as we come closer to our Christmas break, but we’re still having a fabulous time being creative! My students are always inspiring me with their imaginations. A chess set with a Scottish theme. A nativity scene full of colour and whimsy. A Christmas tree shaped tea light holder to brighten a winter window and wee Christmas cakes to share with family and friends abroad as well as lots of cups, bowls and more thrown on the potter’s wheel with their growing skills!

So here’s to the end of another year in the studio! The studio manager and I will be looking forward to seeing everyone after the new year full of new ideas and even more love for clay and creativity!

Cheers for now,
Zibah and Nuala

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