Saturday, 11 April 2015

Justine Jenner, ceramics

Love the marks of the potter's hands on these jugs and mugs by Justine Jenner
Justine Jenner's jugs and mugs on display with paintings by Christine Burgess and engraved cutlery by Kirstie Turner

Local potter, Justine Jenner makes teapots, cups and saucers, mugs, jugs and plates all in shades of white and grey. The glazes are subtly speckled. The design is strong, simple, good taste.

I try not to buy from Handmade Happiness, wanting the maximum range to be seen by the customer, but I have bought two of Justine's mugs (£15 each) and (for Christmas presents) two of Christine Burgess' paintings. I can imagine being unable to resist one of these jugs (£18) for long.

Yesterday a customer 'fell in love with' two of Christine Burgess' paintings and unable to decide between them she bought both.  That was in the morning before the film crew for 'The Best British Potter' arrived.

This new programme, scheduled to go out in the autumn, is being made by the team responsible for The Great British Bake Off and The Great British Sewing Bee.

One of the contestants, who lives in London, is an interior designer. Her hobby is making pots for friends and family. She was filmed in Tara's shop next door talking fabrics. I can't wait to see the programme. 

As the crew were packing up I approached them with a Handmade Happiness business card. If the programme has a second series I think they may well be interested in some of the potters whose work can be seen in Handmade Happiness!

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Anonymous said...

Just had an email saying it is still impossible to leave a comment. Sorry for all the frustration. Just trying it out as anonymous and having slightly fiddled with the settings. Jenny