Fellow Dreamers - More than just pretty pieces.
My friend Jemilla has just launched her own range of the most beautiful loungewear. She is an amazing woman who I am very proud of, she has travelled constantly to India to work with local craft people in order to create the most beautiful hand embroidered silk garments in a safe and sustainable environment - something she feels very strongly about. She has just started a kick starter campaign, so you can get your hands on some of the gorgeous pieces above. There is a also an amazing little video which shows her visiting the factory, she asked the women to hold up the photo of the pieces they worked on - it nearly made me cry!
Please support her - she deserves it!
Check out the campaign here.
I’m taking a short break at the moment to move house and studio - yes it has been a whole world of stress I never knew existed! So once I’m all set up again I will let you know and tell you more about the move. So hopefully more of these little guys will be in the shop in early September.
New items will be in the shop today!
My little pots go through many stages to get a finished pot, thought you might be interested to see?—Atelier Stella
1// Start with a ball of clay
2// I roll in to sheets and make the basic shape.
3// This is then smoothed to create a clean surface
4// I then add the markings and give a little face
5// The pot then dries for 4 days till totally dry
6// The first (biscuit) firing takes about 10 hours for the kiln to get up to temperature and a further 10 to cool down and leaves a pale porous pot.
7// I then paint with glaze. The glaze can often be a totally different colour to the finished colour.
8// The pot is then glazed for second time to a higher temperature taking 24 hours to heat and cool.
Then finally I can release my pretties out into the world for you guys to enjoy!!
Take a look in the shop today at 11am to get your hands on these beauties!
The shop will be updated tomorrow (Wednesday 2nd July) at 8.30pm including these pieces! Atelier Stella.
I have a LOT of them in my house!! Atelier Stella
Atelier Stella - Lady vase.
The shop has just been updated including this lovely lady!
An afternoon of working and then relaxing! Atelierstellax
Meow! The cats are back - 25 new items will be in the shop on Wednesday 4th June at 8pm (UK time).