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  • Pottery Courses | Sparrows Nest Ceramics

    Bloom Among the wildflowers oh, how she bloomed. This workshop invites you to deeper your connection to nature, to pause in a busy world, to notice the beauty of the world around us. To ground and connect with the Earth through clay and experience its therapeutic benefits as you get lost in the process of creating something truly beautiful through hand forming clay (no wheel just hands). Forage to find flowers, herbs, leaves and weeds that you feel drawn to to help create your ceramic piece. This workshop is perfect for those with no ceramic experience, full support will be given thorough the course. 'Cara was so supportive, enthusiastic, a calm and inspirational tutor, she helped me feel confident about my pieces, I don’t feel I’m creative but Cara has helped me realise I am’ '| enjoyed the calmness of the workshop, so laid back its a great environment to learn new skills' The workshop is held in our barn studio and the gardens and woodlands of our home, near Chacewater, Cornwall. We welcome you to join us for a half day or full day session. The half day is 2 hours (you will get to make one piece) £45 per person The full day is 5 hours (you will get the make more than one piece, i.e a large plate and a jug/vase/mug). £90 per person 25% non refundable deposit at time of booking. Email to book: carafitzmaurice@icloud.com or message through website, Instagram or Facebook. Message to arrange a date or choose from: February 10-12am or 2-4pm Sat 11th (AM Full) Sun 12th (limited space) Sat 18th Sun 19th March 10-12am or 2-4pm Sat 11th (full) Sat 18th (full) Sun 19th (mothers day) Mon 20th Tuesday 21st Sat 25th Sun 26th Perfect for hen dos, workplace parties, birthday experiences and family/friend groups and well deserved time out of the everyday. After the day your piece will be left to dry for about a week, then bisque fired to 1040 degrees Celsius over several hours, then I shall add a glaze of your choice over your piece and over any underglaze colours you have decorated with, your piece will be fired to 1225 degrees Celsius. I will then message you for collection arrangements or postage can be arranged at additional cost. Adding Leaf Detail to Hand Built Bowl

  • Pottery Courses | mysite

    Aperçu rapide Gift Wrapping Service Prix £3.50 Aperçu rapide Gift Voucher Prix £10.00 Aperçu rapide Workshop Experiences - Deposits/ Pay in Full Prix £11.25 Aperçu rapide Made to order - Small Winters Night Mug - 24 carat gold lustre stars Prix £25.00 Made to order Aperçu rapide Handmade Pottery - 24K Gold - Luxury Mug - ‘A Winters Night’ Prix £30.00 Aperçu rapide Van Gogh Starry Night Cappuccino Mug Prix £30.00 Aperçu rapide Handmade Ceramic Star Espresso Cups Prix £25.00 Aperçu rapide Small stoneware mug - coastal landscape ‘Cornish Mizzle’ glaze Prix £22.50 As seen with Ruby Granger Aperçu rapide Made to order- Handmade Pottery Coastal Mug - ‘Cornish Mizzle’ Mug Prix £28.00 As seen with Ruby Granger Aperçu rapide Made to order - Handmade Pottery Landscape Mug -‘Cornish Storm’ Mug Prix £28.00 Made to order Aperçu rapide Small stoneware mug - Cornish Storm Prix £22.50 Aperçu rapide My heart is in the forest handmade mug Prix £28.00 Aperçu rapide Dove Tea Bowl Prix £25.00 Aperçu rapide Winter Landscape Coco/Mulled Wine Cups / Planters Prix £28.00 Aperçu rapide Espresso Cup - Coastal Prix £15.00 New Aperçu rapide Squirrel Feeding Picnic Table - made to order Prix £45.00 Aperçu rapide Cottage Teacup Prix £28.00 Aperçu rapide Wildflower Espresso Mug Prix £16.00 Aperçu rapide Espresso / Shot Cup Prix £15.00 Aperçu rapide Little Chapel / House Candle/ Stem dried Flower Holder Prix £22.00 En voir plus EARRINGS Aperçu rapide Handmade Ceramic Stoneware Earrings Prix £22.00

  • About | Sparrows Nest Ceramics | Handmade Pottery Cornwall | Eco Studio

    MY STORY & PHILOSOPHY Welcome, I am Cara and my husband Andrew Fitzmaurice, we live in `West Cornwall, a rural county in the Southwest of the UK. Our studio is located at home, which also happens to be the home of several sparrow families who return to nest every year. ​ In a world of mass produced objects we create space for the joy of unique, hand formed pieces that are made with love and inspiration from nature, of land and sea here in Cornwall. We are fortune to live within the countryside, our family's cottage is set high up on a hill, where we are witness to much goings on in the meadows and woodland, much of our work is based on 'stories from home', often with a folklore influence. ​ Our work is free forming and open, believing there is nothing more authentic than handmade pieces where imperfections connect the product to the makers, creating an organic and unique look. Many of our pieces are made using primitive techniques such as raku techniques of smoke firing, saggar and surface marking with natural materials that I forage locally such as seedheads and seaweed. Often our inspiration comes from the natural world around us here in West Cornwall, whether that's the earthy heathlands, the enchanting woodlands, the calm south coast or rugged north coast. ​ Having just recently moved our studio we hope in time to reinstall solar panels on the studio, currently we mainly use rainwater in the studio, often make to order, recycle our clay, we embrace electric travel and are living a vegan lifestyle and using eco friendly packaging or packaging saved from landfill we aim to reduce our carbon footprint on this wonderful planet Earth. ​ Freedom to express creativity and our ever learning path to slow living (Sustainable, Local, Organic and Whole) and are at the heart of our core values. We are mainly self taught having previously had careers in nursing and finance, we absolutely love sharing the therapeutic nature of clay with others through our workshops, courses and our pottery at home boxes. We endeavour like so many now to live a life where we can notice the everyday and the ever changing world around us. We hope that through our work we can bring moments of calm to you, whether through holding one of our mugs while watching rain fall from a window or cosied up with a tealight holder creating a gentle moment for you. Each of our pieces are made with an abundance of love and gratitude, I hope the joy I have in making them translates to our customers. ​ Our slow made pieces are made from stoneware, which is rolled, pinched or coiled by hand, they are dried, fired twice and hand glazed with brushes building layers over time. ​ You can buy our work online on the this website; Etsy; Not On The High Street, Folksy (also available through other small independent businesses). In store - Pebble and Salt Fowey, Cornwall (wax burners, mugs, matchstick pots, houses, spoons and more) The St. Ives Co, St Ives Cornwall (twig spoons and salt and pepper pots). The Eco Pantry, Sevenoaks, Kent (mugs and wax burners) Beck Steps Gallery, Grasmere, Cumbria (mugs) Katie Goddard Art, Olney, Milton Keynes (mugs, wax burners and matchstick pots) Island Aura, Alderney (wax burners and matchstick pots) Otter and Moose (wax burners) Smudgy Scents (wax burners) ​ Visits to the studio in Chacewater Cornwall to meet us and view our work is available by appointment Stay in touch with our latest events and exclusive offers by signing up to our newsletter. Contact

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