Category Archives: slumped bottles

What’s New From Kiln Fired Art?

We are still in the process of updating our house, unfortunately we don’t know when it will be finished as the oven and oak flooring are stuck on the high seas somewhere.

Making stock is pretty much on hold as I can barely get a foot in the studio but I am able to keep Flat Bottles UK up and running as I can access my kilns.

All of this has got me thinking that maybe shopping early for Christmas is probably wise. I will be looking for UK based handmade gifts that are in stock to avoid any complications.

I am adding stock to my shop as I had things made already but when it has gone my virtual shelves will be pretty empty. Unless I can get the studio up and running again, I do intend to have a raku firing soon as I had planned for it.

Here’s some of my latest additions to Kiln Fired Art on Etsy.

A shoal of small raku glazed fish, as well as larger ones like mackerel, or flat fish.

Other ceramic wall art includes raku leaves, and moon gazing hares and plant tiles.

There are botanical prints ready to frame, a few silk scarves and paper packs for crafting your own work of art.

Also recycled wine bottles which are always popular as gifts. There are bottle dishes and spoon rests which are going like hot cakes just now.

Hopefully I will be back in the the studio soon, I never thought back in June that things would take this long.

Last Minute Christmas Gifts From Kiln Fired Art

I don’t  know about you but we are so busy at this time of year that sometimes we leave buying presents to the last minute. I have lots of items in my shop all ready to ship. Orders can be posted first class up to the 20th December for UK delivery.

If you would like it shipped to the recipient I can do that for you too, just add a note and the recipient’s address.

Here’s some gift ideas,  I have a lot more in my shop Kiln Fired Art

Click on the images to go to my shop.

Ceramics for the home

Ceramics and eco print scarves

Leaf ceramics and art for the home

Unique gifts from Kiln Fired Art

Fused glass and ceramic gifts

Kiln Fired Art on Etsy

Christmas Gifts From Kiln Fired Art.

It’s that time of year when life as an Etsy shop owner gets hectic, I have worked on getting my shop fully stocked this week, I hope to get to 200 listings.

Here’s what you can find over at Kiln Fired Art. I have reduced my prices on many items as I need to make some space in my stock room / spare bedroom for my family coming home.

Raku bowls

Christmas gifts raku ceramic bowls

Succulent planters and ikebana bowls.

Succulent pots and ikebana bowls

Rustic stoneware pouring bowls. 
Stoneware pouring bowls

Raku jewellery.

ceramic pendantsCeramic pendants and brooch pins.
Christmas gifts jewellery
Raku clocks.

Ceramic clocks with raku glazeMoon gazing hares.

Christmas gifts ceramic

Raku art tiles.

Ceramic wall art

Christmas gifts ceramic wall art

There’s still some raku leaves left.

Ceramic leaf wall artEco printed silk scarves.

Eco printed silk scarves

And my ever popular  fish wall art are still in stock, and a lot more besides.
Ceramic fish bathroom wall art

So if you are stuck for a gift idea you might just find something in my shop. I haven’t quite made 200 listings as things keep selling. 🙂

I will tell you about my plans for next year next weekend.

 

Flattened bottles, the stories behind the keepsake.

Flattened bottles, the stories behind the keepsake………..

flattened champagne bottleSo Valentine’s day has come and gone, a time when many choose to show a declaration of their love. They celebrate with a bottle of bubbly, which they would like flattened, to keep to mark the occasion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

flat champagne bottle famed upMy thoughts turned to the stories behind the custom flattened bottles I’ve made over the years, each bottle flattened represents a special moment in someone’s life. Sometimes the stories are quite moving, it’s a pleasure to be able to capture this special time for the happy couple in the form of a flat bottle keepsake.

 

 

 

 

 

Flattened bottle, champagne bottle keepsakeWhatever the celebration , be it a wedding, engagement, christening, I have flattened bottles as a reminder of that occasion, I have heard lots of love stories.

 

 

 

 

framed beer bottleI was especially touched by a customer who wanted me to flatten the last bottle of beer drunk by her father in law before he passed away, she wanted the beer bottle framed to give to her husband as a birthday gift. He loved it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think about all those bottles I’ve melted, hanging on walls around the country, as a constant reminder of  those precious moments in peoples lives. I have a wine bottle from a special holiday in Tuscany hanging by my kitchen sink, and when I wash up I think about my holiday and a trip to the vineyard, it makes me smile.

custom framed flat bottleI don’t just flatten bottles for family occasions, I’ve flattened and framed bottles for wine merchants to give as awards .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

whisky bottle dishAlso I’ve made cheeseboards and bottle dishes  in all shapes and sizes of bottles imaginable. Often a favourite whisky, port or beer bottle. A great gift for the man who has everything.

 

 

 

For more information about custom flattened and framed bottles have a look at my website

I also sell flat bottle cheeseboards, bottle spoon rests, and bottle dishes on Etsy

Here’s a look at my latest flat bottle noticeboards, these are perfect for Mother’s Day gifts.

message on a bottle