Blue Butterfly Crafts

Marion Walsh Plus

“Unique Handmade Ceramics and Crafty Gifts”

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  • Lavender wall art, Ceramic plaque with purple flowers

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  • Lavender ceramic vase - Cottage chic vase - Country home decor

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  • Purple ceramic heart ring dish for Mum, Ring holder, Ring stand, tealight holder

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  • Herb marker, Seed name tags, Ceramic plant stakes - set of 3 - Made to order

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  • Made to order beige espresso cups and dessert plates - Customised wedding gift

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  • Pair of brown pottery hens - collectible ceramic chickens - home decor

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  • Ceramic bowl with heart - White and red trinket holder - Small dessert dish

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  • Red leaf trinket dish - Handmade  Red stoneware leaf bowl -  tealight holder

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  • Oak leaf wall art - Copper oak leaf impression - Ceramic plaque on deep canvas

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  • Robin hanging ornament, Ceramic bird Christmas decoration, Red bird home decor

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  • Personalised ring dish, Ceramic ring holder with heart - MADE TO ORDER

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  • Rowan tree wall art, Ceramic plaque with leaves and berries

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  • Green soap dish - ceramic soap tray with pear - bathroom accessory  IN STOCK

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  • Leafy ceramic dish - Green trinket holder - small dessert dish - IN STOCK

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  • Green ring holder and tea light holder with butterflies, Ceramic trinket dish

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  • Green and red plaque with hearts and Live laugh love - Folk wall art - Boho

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  • Flower ring dish, personalised ceramic tealight holder  - MADE TO ORDER

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  • Heart birth plaque, made to order baby plaque with name and date of birth

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  • Tree of life hanging ornament with heart, Ceramic green decoration, Home decor

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  • Personalised wedding bowl, Trinket bowl with vintage lace pattern - handmade

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  • Willow wall art with stars and butterflies, Rustic home decor, Spring wreath

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  • Brown leaf spoon rest with blue butterfly - ceramic gerbera leaf

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  • Ceramic jewellery box with flowers and butterflies - trinket box

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  • Green landscape decorative mirror, Naive acrylic painting hills and daisies

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  • Blue bird house wall art, Mixed media country home decor with ceramic heart

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  • Blue and white hibiscus ring dish, Ceramic ring holder, Ring stand, ring keeper

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  • Blue butterfly ring dish - Ceramic ring holder - stoneware tealight holder

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  • Space and rockets mirror - Boy's room decor - Dark blue frame with stars

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  • Bronze vase with blue and red, Small handmade ceramic vase, Pottery home decor

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  • Pet bowl made to order personalised with name - Ceramic cat dish with fish

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  • Dog food bowl with bones - Made to order pet dish personalised with name

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  • Dog food bowl with bones - Made to order large pet dish personalised with name

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  • Tourmaline ceramic dish - Tapas or snack tray - Stoneware serving dish

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  • bee brooch - yellow and black ceramic pin - bee badge

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  • Cream trinket holder - Snack dish - Small dessert dish - Egg shaped dish

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  • Brown sugar pot and creamer with spoon - Milk jug and sugar bowl - ceramic

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  • Brown soap dish - ceramic soap tray with trees - bathroom accessory

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  • Teddy bear and Christmas  tree ornaments - Vintage ceramic hanging decor

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About Blue Butterfly Crafts

Blue Butterfly Crafts

Escape in Clay

I started ceramics in 2001 at night's school and I fell in love with clay. I was then a full time assistant editor and I found it difficult to fit some creative time in my busy life. However, I much needed it and the 2 hours I spent at the studio every week were truly happy times!! I find that when I work with clay, time stops and I forget all my worries. It's a moment of total escapism.

In 2010 my job came to an end and my husband encouraged me sell my work and in March 2011 a Blue Butterfly was born!

In February 2013 a new chapter was started when I bought my very first kiln. Exciting!! I now work from my conservatory/dining room, with my little dog, Milou, at my side! I handbuild my work, often using a pastry rolling pin to create slabs of clay. I also use coiling and pinching techniques. I use commercial glazes. I apply them by hand with 2 or 3 coats to ensure it's thick enough to produce the desired colour.

I love the versatility of clay, especially the potential to produce three-dimensional pieces, either functional or purely decorative. I make small sculptures, candle and tealight holders, small dishes, vases and wall art, jewellery - just to name a few. I mostly use stoneware. I now fire everything myself in an electric kiln. All my work is created entirely by me from the original design to the finished product. For my decorating, I often use commercial stamps and cookie cutters. For my jewellery and some of my pots, I use commercially purchased components (beads, charms, wire, leather cord, findings etc.) which I combine with my ceramics. All of my jewellery includes at least one ceramic component handmade by me.

I am inspired by the beauty of the natural world. Leaves, flowers, animals and landscapes are regular motifs in my work, and I often use leaves to impress patterns into the clay. I also use stamps, and various household objects such as lace, hessian, buttons, screws, dowels, paint brushes, wall paper etc. I am also been loosely inspired by the steampunk genre.

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