Polarstar Pottery

“Handmade ceramics with a touch of character”

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Welcome to the Polarstar Pottery shop - I hope you'll find something here that makes you smile!
All items are hand-made using traditional pottery techniques at my home studio in Letchworth Garden City.
If you have any questions please contact me using the link in the shop header.

Looking for a Gift ? I can post direct to the recipient and include a message from you. All Items will be gift wrapped in tissue paper - but this will be under a lot of recycled packing that keeps it safe on its journey.

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  • Ceramic Acorn decorative bowl with lid

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  • Small Sprig Vase

    Small Sprig Vase

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  • Tall Thistle Vase, Hand carved ceramic

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  • Ceramic double rim decorative blue flower bowl

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  • Ceramic handmade turquoise dish with egg and dart carved edge

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  • Handmade Ceramic Heart, a hug with arms and legs

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  • Decorative Blue Cup finished in Union Jack Heart Ribbon

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  • Ceramic oval bridge vase with heart cut-out and ribbons

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  • Ceramic Tree of Life Candle Holder

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  • Ceramic cylindrical Semaphore Pot, Glossy green engraved

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  • Cute Turquoise Fish, Handmade ceramic ornament

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  • Ceramic Stag Candle holder, hand carved

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  • Tall Blue Snowflake Ceramic Candle Holder, Hand-carved design

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  • Wheel thrown ceramic jug, traditional shape, light green

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  • The Pottery Turquoise Fish that had a fright !

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  • Ceramic hand-painted bowl with leaf design

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  • Sleepy Turquoise Fish, Ceramic

    Sleepy Turquoise Fish, Ceramic

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  • Handmade Ceramic Blue Dipped Torus Vase

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  • Large Turquoise Fish - the one that's startled ! Handmade in Letchworth

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  • Singing Turquoise Fish, handmade ceramic ornament

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  • Bee hive style posy vase

    Bee hive style posy vase

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  • Handmade Ceramic Matt Brown Vase with decorative pattern

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  • Ceramic Turquoise Fish - Shocked !

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  • Hand made ceramic pint jug in matt brown

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  • Large Turquoise Fish - the one that's worried ! Handmade in Letchworth

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  • Ceramic hand-painted bowl with blue and white flower design

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  • Ceramic Angel Fish in Dark Blue

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  • Large Turquoise Fish - the one that's surprised ! Handmade in Letchworth

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  • Ceramic Dinosaurs, Set of 4: Brontosaurus, Stegosaurus, T-Rex, Triceratops

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  • Ceramic handmade turquoise dish with a scalloped carved rim

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  • Handmade Ceramic Heart Ornament, a hug with arms and legs

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  • The large Turquoise Fish with toothache ! Handmade in Letchworth

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  • Ceramic Tree of Life Candle Holder, Gnarled oak

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  • Ceramic Dinosaur: Brontosaurus, Green

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  • Set of 3 Handmade Porcelain Heart-shaped Love Buttons on Ribbon

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  • Handmade Oatmeal Ceramic Planter bowl with ogee profile sides

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  • Ceramic Dinosaur: Triceratops, Green

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  • Handmade Oatmeal Ceramic Planter with ogee profile sides

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  • Red handmade ceramic spoonrest with knot design

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  • Brown handmade ceramic spoonrest with knot design

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  • Handmade ceramic spoon-rest with spiral flower design

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  • Skep Honey Pot B, with bee inside, Ceramic, handmade in Letchworth

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  • Small Ceramic Jug or Creamer 200ml

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  • Beehive Honey Pot E, with bee inside, Ceramic, handmade in Letchworth

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  • Taller Beehive Honey Pot F, with bee inside, Ceramic, handmade in Letchworth

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  • Ceramic Oatmeal Jug 700ml

    Ceramic Oatmeal Jug 700ml

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  • Red Handmade Ceramic Heart, a hug with arms and legs

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  • Dark Red Handmade Ceramic Heart, a hug with arms and legs

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  • Large Turquoise Fish - the one that's had a bad day !

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  • Dark Blue Candle Holder - 3 Seagulls

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  • Grey Blue Candle Holder - 3 Seagulls

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  • Grey Blue Candle Holder - single Seagull

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  • Dark Blue Candle Holder - four Seagull

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  • Oatmeal Candle Holder - single Seagull

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  • Turquoise Candle Holder - Bird silhouette

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  • Groovy Green Posy Vase

    Groovy Green Posy Vase

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  • Tall Vase in Green with Sphere and Blue Diagonal

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  • Ceramic Blue Mugs

    Ceramic Blue Mugs

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  • Pair of large round mugs - Oatmeal

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  • Striped and Grooved vase

    Striped and Grooved vase

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About Polarstar Pottery

Polarstar Pottery

Jenny Jones at Polarstar Pottery makes unique ceramics with a touch of character

I just love making things - always have, and hopefully always will.
For me, pottery started as a hobby with evening classes and pottery holidays, but in 2019 I was lucky enough to be able to start my own pottery studio, Polarstar Pottery. My aim is to make individual pieces that will make you smile.
Pottery teaches you patience - each piece goes though a number of different processes as it is being made. Every one of these stages has the potential to go wrong, but as they say the more you practice the luckier you get !
The starting point is always raw clay, which has to be wedged (kneaded like bread) to make sure it is uniform consistency and flexible. Then the making starts, either throwing on the wheel, or using traditional hand-building techniques. My favourite thing is to combine techniques, so often I will throw on the wheel and then alter the shape or carve a design into it. The trick is to do it at the right time, when the clay has the right degree of moisture for the technique you are using. After the finishing touches are complete the piece needs to dry out, and in the winter this can take days. Clay shrinks as it dries, so if it dries too quickly or unevenly it can crack. Once the clay is dry it can be fired for the first time, known as a bisque firing. At this stage the clay is very, very fragile so you have to be really careful loading it into the kiln.
When the firing is complete the piece can be glazed, and then fired again. I normally use stoneware clay and bisque fire to 1020degC and then glaze fire to 1235degC. The glaze can often make or break a design and at such high temperatures it doesn't always do what you expect - so opening the kiln is always an exciting moment with a few surprises !

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