Kara Ford

Kara Ford

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Day Four of my Top 7 Tips for Throwers  Todays tip is a short one (did I hear a sign of relief) but no less important and continues on from yesterdays tip quite nicely...  Todays tip is BRACE BRACE!!!! When throwing imagine you're in a plane crash (ha! Not really- but hopefully this will help you remember ) ELBOWS! If your elbows arent braced against something- youre making everything 100x harder for yourself. I always have my left elbow braced against my left hip or my right elbow against…

Day Four of my Top 7 Tips for Throwers Todays tip is a short one (did I hear a sign of relief) but no less important and continues on from yesterdays tip quite nicely... Todays tip is BRACE BRACE!!!! When throwing imagine you're in a plane crash (ha! Not really- but hopefully this will help you remember ) ELBOWS! If your elbows arent braced against something- youre making everything 100x harder for yourself. I always have my left elbow braced against my left hip or my right elbow against…

Day 2 of my 7 Top Tips for Throwing on the Wheel Todays tip is all about Wheels...  I get lots of questions about what wheel I use. My wheel is a Cowley which has the seat attached. Its a bit of a JEEP (just enough essential parts) its about 30 years old- I bought it 2nd hand for 200 at the very start of my Pottery adventure.  When on it sounds like a diesel train. The splash pan is cracked and leaky but I cant imagine throwing on anything else. Weve been through a lot me and my wheel. I…

Day 2 of my 7 Top Tips for Throwing on the Wheel Todays tip is all about Wheels... I get lots of questions about what wheel I use. My wheel is a Cowley which has the seat attached. Its a bit of a JEEP (just enough essential parts) its about 30 years old- I bought it 2nd hand for 200 at the very start of my Pottery adventure. When on it sounds like a diesel train. The splash pan is cracked and leaky but I cant imagine throwing on anything else. Weve been through a lot me and my wheel. I…

Handthrown Ceramic Dipped Pitchers

These simple and clean handthrown ceramic dipped pitchers would look gorgeous in a kitchen with open shelving. Their soft, blue/white matte glaze is so minimal, but still eye catching. There's just something about handmade pottery.

Its day 1 of my 7 Top tips for Throwing on the Wheel... Tip No.1 is Clay...  Choosing clay is as important for technique as it is for aesthetics...

Its day 1 of my 7 Top tips for Throwing on the Wheel... Tip No.1 is Clay... Choosing clay is as important for technique as it is for aesthetics...

My next Tips for Potters series will be on my blog very soon!

My next Tips for Potters series will be on my blog very soon!

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Happy Thursday pot loversI spent the day trimming pots for my next shop update -TBA- whilst listening to podcasts what a hardship eh?!  I shared with you over on my stories some of the best of what Ive been listening and asked you guys to send me your recommendations for audio books or podcasts- go check out the kinda stuff I like and let me know in the comments below! Im always on the look out for more ear food.   sign up for my mailing list to be the first to know. There isnt much left…

Happy Thursday pot loversI spent the day trimming pots for my next shop update -TBA- whilst listening to podcasts what a hardship eh?! I shared with you over on my stories some of the best of what Ive been listening and asked you guys to send me your recommendations for audio books or podcasts- go check out the kinda stuff I like and let me know in the comments below! Im always on the look out for more ear food. sign up for my mailing list to be the first to know. There isnt much left…

As Im nearing the 15k mark (although only your tribe matter peeps- numbers don't matter!) I thought I'd do a little intro as I haven't done one in like forever!  So I'm Kara  Im the hands mind and hair behind Kara Leigh Ford Ceramics. It's just little old me here throwing trimming glazing firing listing packing shipping marketing...etc...etc..I make pottery inspired by the textures and colours of the Devon coastline I grew up by.  I did my BA in Fine Art- specialising in painting. I didn't…

As Im nearing the 15k mark (although only your tribe matter peeps- numbers don't matter!) I thought I'd do a little intro as I haven't done one in like forever! So I'm Kara Im the hands mind and hair behind Kara Leigh Ford Ceramics. It's just little old me here throwing trimming glazing firing listing packing shipping marketing...etc...etc..I make pottery inspired by the textures and colours of the Devon coastline I grew up by. I did my BA in Fine Art- specialising in painting. I didn't…

This ceramic cheese board/tray is part of my White Lace collection. It is completely handmade, hand built and is one of a kind. The board was glazed with a simple white glaze in order to showcase the speckled nature of the clay. It has a lace texture on

Pottery: where to start Want to try pottery but don't know where to start?  MY GUIDE FOR CREATING BEAUTIFUL POTTERY AT YOUR KITCHEN TABLE...

Pottery: where to start Want to try pottery but don't know where to start? MY GUIDE FOR CREATING BEAUTIFUL POTTERY AT YOUR KITCHEN TABLE...

Freshly constructed greenware tea pot. Made of five separate parts: the body the handle the spout the lid and my signature butter curl/wave lid handle.  Pottery is one of the most mindful and rewarding activities you can do. The more people who do it the better if you ask me. Ive written a little blog piece on how you can do pottery at home with simple inexpensive tools. Im not great at writing so bare with me- Im trying to improve - a blog is probably a good place to practice. Link in bio.

Freshly constructed greenware tea pot. Made of five separate parts: the body the handle the spout the lid and my signature butter curl/wave lid handle. Pottery is one of the most mindful and rewarding activities you can do. The more people who do it the better if you ask me. Ive written a little blog piece on how you can do pottery at home with simple inexpensive tools. Im not great at writing so bare with me- Im trying to improve - a blog is probably a good place to practice. Link in bio.

Pastel hand thrown nibble bowls

Pastel hand thrown nibble bowls