About Me

Exton, Rutland, United Kingdom
I am a designer-maker who produces porcelain jugs, cups and cake stands, inspired by vintage textiles and ephemera. Follow me here to keep updated with my news and latest exhbitions!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

My Nan's 90th birthday tea party 25.09.2011

Just wanted to share a lovely day with you....my nan's 90th tea party in the garden. The cake stands were out to hold selections of lovely scones, cupcakes and tarts.....

We used lots of collections old tea cups and saucers, plates, lace tray cloths and doilies to do small flower arrangements which looked fab!
 and the cakes and bakes were yummy also...

My paper bunting was put to good use to decorate the gazebo's with old pictures of Nan through the years ...

A new cake stand with a teacup and saucer on the top tier...great for holding cheese straws!

 All in all we had a lovely day and the weather managed to stay fine which was a bonus! You can see these cake stands at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, GNCCF, Manchester next month from the 20th-23rd October 2011.

Friday, 23 September 2011


Where does the time go? I am busily preparing for various shows and gallery exhibitions in the next few months so I thought I would keep you posted.....

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair (GNCCF) at Spinningfields, Manchester 20th - 23rd October.The event, which attracts over 6000 visitors, is back for its fourth year providing cutting edge contemporary craft to buy direct from over 140 selected designer-makers in ceramics, glass, jewellery, interior and fashion textiles, wood, silver and more. Visitors can spend the day in a relaxed yet stimulating atmosphere, chat to the makers about their work and buy or commission pieces directly from them. www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk R2 std 38.

'Made 2011' Corn Exchange, Brighton, 17th - 20th November. MADE11 returns to the beautiful Corn Exchange in the heart of Brighton offering the public the opportunity to buy original and exceptional design and craft from the best local and national makers. MADE showcases over 100 contemporary and highly original makers and designers across all media. With jewellery, furniture, ceramics, textiles, clothing and the odd quirky pieces thrown in - the fair offers beautiful handcrafted objects to suit everyone's taste and budget.

Gallery Showcases.....

The Ferrers Gallery, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, 30th September - 24th December 2012. www.ferrersgallery.co.uk

The Artroom Gallery, Preston Lancashire, 'Precious' exhibition from the 10th November - 31st January 2012. www.artroomgallery.co.uk

Baxter's, Dartmouth - a mixed show titled print and pattern featuring prints, ceramics and mixed media 3D work coinciding with Dartmouth Galleries week. www.baxtersgallery.co.uk

For a list of more stockists please visit www.katiealmond.co.uk

I am also returning to the lovely Debbie Bryan's shop, Nottingham Lace Market, to bring you some more ceramic workshops. Why not have a crafty day making your own Porcelain hand-made gifts ready for Christmas?

Saturday 8th October 11-1pm brooch making £20 "Be inspired by talented ceramist Katie Almond's design secrets & create your own stunning trio of hand painted brooches. All materials are provided including glazes & firing and homemade cake is on tap to keep your creative juices flowing."

Saturday 8th October 2-5pm Porcelain Bead making £25 "Join Katie's workshop to create your own range of individually hand crafted ceramic beads. All materials are provided including glazes & firing and homemade cake is on tap to keep your creative juices flowing."

For more information or to book a place visit www.debbiebryan.co.uk or call 0115 9507776.