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Pottery at Jinney Ring Craft Centre

A couple of months ago, my team at work had an away-day at Jinney Ring craft centre in Hanbury. It’s a lovely little place with duck ponds in the garden and artisan workshops.

Jinney Ring Craft Centre, Hanbury

We were there for a pottery workshop. It was a mixture of hand building ceramic tiles and wheel work pots.

Jinney Ring Craft Centre, Hanbury

My thrown pots were a bit messy, but they did survive the kiln and make perfect cactus trays!

Cactus in hand-thrown pot

Cactus in hand-thrown pot

I also made a handful of tiles to be used as coasters. Some of these had images stamped into them, and I pressed branches and leaves into others. The leaves/branches burn away in the kiln resulting in a neat imprint.

Handmade Pottery Tile Coaster

Handmade Pottery Tile Coaster

Handmade Pottery Tile Coaster

Work in progress at Jinney Ring Craft Centre, Hanbury


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Manga themed pottery painting

I haven’t managed to visit one of my favourite local crafty shops All Fired Arts in a while. All Fired Arts offer pottery painting (along with an increasing range of other nice things). I’ve painted a few pottery tiles at the shop, they’re nice and easy because they have a flat surface:) Two manga themed tiles I painted are pictured below. The first is based on an image from the manga Life. If you don’t know it, Life is an extremely dramatic shojo manga about a teenage girl who goes through just about every possible emotional experience teenage girls in shojo manga tend to go through. I did end up rushing the painting a little as I was running out of time before the shop shut…

Painted tile - image from the manga Life

The Doraemon coaster below was a little present for Phil. Unfortunately Phil accidently dropped him on the floor (crack pictured!).

Painted Doraemon coaster