Kara Ford

Kara Ford

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www.karaleighfordceramics.com  ·  Potter. Creative soul. Girl-bossing it.
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TFI Friyay  this cup might just be full of gin   Matcha tea bowl with my Frosty Blue Green Glaze I have two of these left in my shop!  Link in bio.  Wishing you all a fun filled Friday

TFI Friyay this cup might just be full of gin Matcha tea bowl with my Frosty Blue Green Glaze I have two of these left in my shop! Link in bio. Wishing you all a fun filled Friday

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I have some exciting news pot lovers....  I have just put a deposit down on THE SHED OF DREAMS!!!!! Daaahhhh!!!!!!!! Runs around then falls on the floor in a heap   Its a 4meter by 3meter wooden studio which means I can have a second or maybe third wheel and offer workshops!!!!!  Im gonna be honest I am a little petrified mainly because of the upheaval that the construction is going to cause- we are mid terrace so we havent entirely worked out how we are going to get the ground work done or…

I have some exciting news pot lovers.... I have just put a deposit down on THE SHED OF DREAMS!!!!! Daaahhhh!!!!!!!! Runs around then falls on the floor in a heap Its a 4meter by 3meter wooden studio which means I can have a second or maybe third wheel and offer workshops!!!!! Im gonna be honest I am a little petrified mainly because of the upheaval that the construction is going to cause- we are mid terrace so we havent entirely worked out how we are going to get the ground work done or…

New Pre-orders for my travel mugs are O.P.E.N!!!   Ive now got Grey lids too and they look Numbers are limited though so if you want one then dont hang about. Link in profile  I took a wee break from IG over the past week and Im not gonna lie it felt good. I think its important take a step back from social media once in a while & concentrate on actual social interactions - I did miss you tho!  Im currently sat in the sunshine with a beer enjoying a chilled out vibe. Wishing you all a very…

New Pre-orders for my travel mugs are O.P.E.N!!! Ive now got Grey lids too and they look Numbers are limited though so if you want one then dont hang about. Link in profile I took a wee break from IG over the past week and Im not gonna lie it felt good. I think its important take a step back from social media once in a while & concentrate on actual social interactions - I did miss you tho! Im currently sat in the sunshine with a beer enjoying a chilled out vibe. Wishing you all a very…

Needed several strong coffees this morning to get me going after the lovely bank holiday...  Good job I had my trusty pour-over to service my caffeine needI know I might be a bit bias as I made em- but these truly make the perfect cup of coffee for one- no waste and its hotter than when made in a cafeteria or a percolator- if youd like one then I have two left in my shop right now (end of ad )  Squeezing a weeks worth of work into 4 days is tricky enough but this week I have my wonderful…

Needed several strong coffees this morning to get me going after the lovely bank holiday... Good job I had my trusty pour-over to service my caffeine needI know I might be a bit bias as I made em- but these truly make the perfect cup of coffee for one- no waste and its hotter than when made in a cafeteria or a percolator- if youd like one then I have two left in my shop right now (end of ad ) Squeezing a weeks worth of work into 4 days is tricky enough but this week I have my wonderful…

So this is me giving you all a huge muddy group hug and saying thank you ...  Im just so grateful to you for the support for my shop update on Friday. Every purchase email comment and like means so much- it means I can keep doing what I love every. single. day.   Those of you who bought a pot- Ill be posting out your orders on Tuesday (as Mon is bank hols) All pre-ordered travel mugs will go out the following week.  For those of you who havent bagged yourself a pottery shaped treat there is…

So this is me giving you all a huge muddy group hug and saying thank you ... Im just so grateful to you for the support for my shop update on Friday. Every purchase email comment and like means so much- it means I can keep doing what I love every. single. day. Those of you who bought a pot- Ill be posting out your orders on Tuesday (as Mon is bank hols) All pre-ordered travel mugs will go out the following week. For those of you who havent bagged yourself a pottery shaped treat there is…

My shop update is LIVE pot lovers  Thank you so much for your patience- its finally here!!! Only took me 4 hours to list everything  Go check it out!!! Link in my bio...  Wishing you the happiest of bank holidays...do I hear a cider calling?

My shop update is LIVE pot lovers Thank you so much for your patience- its finally here!!! Only took me 4 hours to list everything Go check it out!!! Link in my bio... Wishing you the happiest of bank holidays...do I hear a cider calling?

Ooops...I forgot my own birthday...  (Well not my personal birthday obvs!) but my business - its dawned on me today that KLF Ceramics was 3 on the 27th April with all the excitement of the hen-do over the wknd the date slipped past me unnoticed  I dont know where the time has gone!?!  A little over three years ago I was sat at a desk in an open plan office- thinking to myself there has to be more to life than this! Turns out there is... Ive always maintained the fear of staying where I was…

Ooops...I forgot my own birthday... (Well not my personal birthday obvs!) but my business - its dawned on me today that KLF Ceramics was 3 on the 27th April with all the excitement of the hen-do over the wknd the date slipped past me unnoticed I dont know where the time has gone!?! A little over three years ago I was sat at a desk in an open plan office- thinking to myself there has to be more to life than this! Turns out there is... Ive always maintained the fear of staying where I was…

Hello peeps! So Im back from Marbs...  ...and just about recovered from having 7 hours sleep all weekend! What an amazing few days celebrating my lovely friend Hayleys fling before the ring! I came back to a kiln load full of loveliness that I will photograph and list for my next shop update in the next few days   Make sure you sign up to my email so you are the first to know when these Frosty Blue Matcha Tea Bowls (amongst lots of other lovely pots) are live! Link in bio

Hello peeps! So Im back from Marbs... ...and just about recovered from having 7 hours sleep all weekend! What an amazing few days celebrating my lovely friend Hayleys fling before the ring! I came back to a kiln load full of loveliness that I will photograph and list for my next shop update in the next few days Make sure you sign up to my email so you are the first to know when these Frosty Blue Matcha Tea Bowls (amongst lots of other lovely pots) are live! Link in bio

Wait theres more...! FREE THING IF YOU KEEP READING...  Thank you all so much for such a lovely reception to my 7 Top Tips for Throwing on the Wheel over the past week- I really really appreciate you following along and love to read all your comments. If youve missed any of the tips would like revisit them with a single click or even to print them out & keep them handy in your studio- wouldnt it be awesome if they were in one place?! Well Ive got good news pot lovers- Ive collated ALL the…

Wait theres more...! FREE THING IF YOU KEEP READING... Thank you all so much for such a lovely reception to my 7 Top Tips for Throwing on the Wheel over the past week- I really really appreciate you following along and love to read all your comments. If youve missed any of the tips would like revisit them with a single click or even to print them out & keep them handy in your studio- wouldnt it be awesome if they were in one place?! Well Ive got good news pot lovers- Ive collated ALL the…

Happy Sunday folks!!! And to mark the end of this wonderful sunny wknd here is my final tip of the series: 7 Top Tips for Throwers  Water... The amount of water you use whilst throwing is key you don't want your pot to ever be 'sticky' - a sure fire way of getting a wonky pot or pulling it off centre. But at the same time if you use too much water your piece is likely to get smaller and smaller because all the clay you've just spent 30 mins centering will be washed into your splash pan/water…

Happy Sunday folks!!! And to mark the end of this wonderful sunny wknd here is my final tip of the series: 7 Top Tips for Throwers Water... The amount of water you use whilst throwing is key you don't want your pot to ever be 'sticky' - a sure fire way of getting a wonky pot or pulling it off centre. But at the same time if you use too much water your piece is likely to get smaller and smaller because all the clay you've just spent 30 mins centering will be washed into your splash pan/water…

Day 6 of my Top 7 Tips for Throwers... Enjoy the learning process...  How long does it take to throw a pot?  A wise potter once told me... 'it takes 10 minutes and 30 years of practice to throw a good pot'. Getting good is not a quick process.  (Prepare yourself for another form of transport based analogy ) Throwing on the wheel is a bit like learning to drive- which on average takes between 45 hours of lessons and 22 hours of practice to learn how to pass your driving test but that doesn't…

Day 6 of my Top 7 Tips for Throwers... Enjoy the learning process... How long does it take to throw a pot? A wise potter once told me... 'it takes 10 minutes and 30 years of practice to throw a good pot'. Getting good is not a quick process. (Prepare yourself for another form of transport based analogy ) Throwing on the wheel is a bit like learning to drive- which on average takes between 45 hours of lessons and 22 hours of practice to learn how to pass your driving test but that doesn't…

Top Tip for Throwers numero 5) Clay is a bit like a horse... Bare with me on this one...  When I was a teenager I learnt how to ride horses. Even though I wasn't a natural on horseback I had a great teacher who gave me confidence to keep going. I feel like there are a lot of parallels with learning pottery and learning to ride. Clay is essentially a wild animal; you need to understand it's behaviour in order to work with it not against it.  Granted pottery is a bit safer than getting on the…

Top Tip for Throwers numero 5) Clay is a bit like a horse... Bare with me on this one... When I was a teenager I learnt how to ride horses. Even though I wasn't a natural on horseback I had a great teacher who gave me confidence to keep going. I feel like there are a lot of parallels with learning pottery and learning to ride. Clay is essentially a wild animal; you need to understand it's behaviour in order to work with it not against it. Granted pottery is a bit safer than getting on the…