Monday, 16 December 2013

Last week is upon us!

Yep it's that time, last postage deadlines for Christmas gifts are this week folks! 2nd Class is Wednesday 18th and First Class Friday 20th, so get those last minute gifts in quick and Merry Christmas!

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Only one day left!!

My little Christmas Elves are worn out! Personalised Ceramic plaques deadline is Friday 6th December and they are piling up so don't miss out! Only today and tomorrow left to order these.
Plus my personalised wooden items deadline such as photo frames has now moved to 12th December as I only have one pair of hands and want to make sure you get your order in time x


Thursday, 28 November 2013

26 days till Christmas!!

Whooo hoo! So I have completed my Christmas shopping! Really?! I have to though, because this is my busiest time of year for work I'm too tired to jostle along with tons of people in a crowded shopping centre. If I go shopping at all in December it has to be when I don't need anything and can enjoy wandering among the lights and atmosphere!
So the decorations go up this weekend and the few Christmas cards will be written.
I say few because we have been struggling with deciding whether to send or not this year? I wonder how much longer the Christmas card will really last. Carefully chosen this year is a list of people and family we don't get chance to see much or have contact with on Facebook (Yep sorry Facebook friends but you will be getting a very Social 'Merry Christmas' this year!) With the price of stamps increasing, unfortunately money dictates, it quickly adds up. So a busy weekend ahead!

Shop news to mention is mainly my finishing dates. Personalised ceramics cut off for ordering is Friday 6th December, mainly because production of these includes waiting patiently for clay to dry and firing schedules. The wooden products however is Saturday14th December so a little longer for these. And of course for those of you last minute shoppers I do have items read to post as well, just take note of the Royal Mails last posting dates to avoid any disappointment!

Best wishes with all your Christmas decorating!! And may you not get too tangled in those lights :-)
I still have some odd Christmas decor items in the shop if you fancy something quirky on the mantle this year have a look below x

 
 
 

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Christmas Gift Ideas

So it's approaching November very quickly! I am currently buried under sculpture commissions at the same time as introducing a few christmassy items to my range. Thought I'd take the opportunity to offer a couple of gift ideas to get you thinking and some cute decorations for your tree!

All are available from my website and Etsy shop so click over and have a browse, but don't forget custom and personalised orders need 14 days allowance before delivery so get cracking. I have a number of items ready to go for those of you that need last minute presents too (I'm talking to the men amongst you!) November is my busiest month, if patterns follow last year so put yours in line for peace of mind!











Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Beware of the Scruffy Mutt!

Specially made for a customer, these two signs are winging their way to Canada! Fans of the Winnipeg Jets they have been custom made so each owners dog is wearing their fan jersey and complimented with paw prints and a bite mark!
I have now have this option available on the website and in my Etsy shop, so think of Christmas and perhaps your mutt can be wearing your favourite football shirt :-)
The signs are made from frost proof stoneware and painted with all weather enamels, so suitable for outdoor usage.


Saturday, 21 September 2013

Custom House Names & Numbers

Holidays over and back to work with a new range of ceramic house names and numbers available for customising in your very own design!
I've included a few already commissioned below, but I'm thrilled as they seem to have taken off with great gusto! They are fully frost proof and painted with all weather enamels and really the limits for design are endless as they are all made from scratch to your requirements. Available from the website or my Etsy Shop.... don't forget Christmas Gifts!





Monday, 5 August 2013

Magazine Feature! PVB


Today Blue Fish Studios is being featured as business of the week in online magazine PVB. I'm so excited and beaming from ear to ear!
It has an interview with me and some great pictures of my products and small studio on board the boat so please check it out and thank you to the lovely Jill of PVB that chose Blue Fish Studios!

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Pet Portrait

I was recently asked to do a portrait of my neighbours West Highland Terrier and here's the result...meet Ollie! I don't normally do pet portraits as I find it hard when I don't know their personality, but seeing Watson and him are best buds I know him very well and what a cutie he is! x


Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Hot hot hot...

It's far too hot to be kiln firing up to 1300 degrees but needs must!
Really busy at the moment (not complaining!) Especially with my ceramics which is wonderful. I have loads more updated on the website including Billy Goats Gruff, Forty Winks and Lion & the Mouse sculptures pictured below. All inspired from children's stories and fairytales which I use to love as a child. I'm enjoying these and plan to do quite a few more in the coming months. especially after purchasing a 1979 hard copy of Aesop's Fables with some beautiful illustrations.






Other works in progress are also under way for 'birdbath' and a new elephant vase, plus a cute dragon which I will keep updated for you in my next posts! Hope you're enjoying the weather!

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Munching flowers....

A new addition to the vase range... Florence the cow

Florence is a cheeky cow! She's escaped the farmers field and is happily munching her way through people's garden flowers. Keep her topped up regularly and she shouldn't cause you too much of a problem. (not suitable for anyone living near a garden centre!) 




Friday, 7 June 2013

Beside the sea..

New sculpture just completed.
 'Full to the Gunwales!'
Too lazy to look for chips along Brighton seafont this seagull fell asleep in a small wooden boat and drifted out to sea. He now needs a little help with the new friends he's picked up along the way!





Thursday, 23 May 2013

A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

The beginning of a new collection to the website, I plan on developing children's fables in my next batch of sculptures. The first once to represent these is a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing. However, although the original fable is a nasty, evil wolf I prefer the gentler look and this one seems more like he's found an unused sheep's coat and the skinny wolf is using it to help keep him warm! Click Here for the Shop!






Friday, 17 May 2013

Norman joins the gang

And here he is! Norman the Snout has now joined the gaggle as part of the family - His favourite ice cream is Mint Choc Chip...found out more at Blue Fish Studios!






Saturday, 4 May 2013

New Clock Design

Here's a new finished clock commission for a personalised children's wall clock with a jungle design theme, created for a special baby boy this design is now available to all my customers from Blue Fish Studios! Please share :-)




Friday, 26 April 2013

Introducing Stanley Snout...

Alongside Melvin & Derek, Stanley Snout has now been finished and added to the gaggle!

Stanley is a member of the Snout Gaggle which are a group of creatures that live in smokey Cornish caves by the sea. All with large distinguished nostrils their sense of smell helps them to find their favourite treat ice cream which is foraged for amongst beach huts and stolen from ice cream parlours! In turn their favourite flavour determines their colourful skin, Stanley's favourite ice cream flavour is Banana Split.

He's now available from Blue Fish Studios!