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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.
Looking for a Gift ? I can post direct to the recipient and include a message from you - just leave a 'note to seller' when purchasing. I will usually dispatch items within 24hrs and send you an email with the receipt and tracking number. All items will be gift wrapped in cream tissue, under lots of protective packaging, and sent by Royal Mail TRACKED48.

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All items by Polarstar Pottery

  • Monstera Leaf Platter A

    Monstera Leaf Platter A

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    £45.00

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  • Bespoke Ceramic Commissions (Payment of Deposit)

    Bespoke Ceramic Commissions...

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  • Gift Voucher (sent by email)

    Gift Voucher (sent by email)

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  • Prototype small fish - the warty one - SECONDS SUNDAY

    Prototype small fish - the ...

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    £24.00 £15.00 (38% off)

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  • Prototype small fish blue and white - SECONDS SUNDAY

    Prototype small fish blue a...

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  • Prototype small fish - SECONDS SUNDAY

    Prototype small fish - SECO...

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  • Lace effect Soap dish  SECONDS SUNDAY

    Lace effect Soap dish SECO...

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    £18.00 £15.00 (17% off)

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  • Soap dish with heart cut out SECONDS SUNDAY

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  • Soap dish with ridges SECONDS SUNDAY

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  • Tree Candleholder SECONDS SUNDAY

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    £24.00 £12.00 (50% off)

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  • Blue Storage Fish - SECONDS SUNDAY

    Blue Storage Fish - SECONDS...

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  • Red Flower Bowl - SECONDS SUNDAY

    Red Flower Bowl - SECONDS S...

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  • Red flower Plate with yellow centre - SECONDS SUNDAY

    Red flower Plate with yello...

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  • Fallen Leaves Textured Plate SECONDS SUNDAY

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  • Lidded bowl with handle for porridge or soup - Slight Second SECONDS SUNDAY

    Lidded bowl with handle for...

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    £45.00 £30.00 (33% off)

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  • Torus vase in shades of green

    Torus vase in shades of green

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    £60.00

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  • Ceramic Tree Candleholder

    Ceramic Tree Candleholder

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    £35.00

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  • Street Scene Candleholder - 5 Houses in pale green

    Street Scene Candleholder -...

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    £60.00

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  • Small Green Berry Bowl

    Small Green Berry Bowl

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    £25.00

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  • Cow Parsley Plate - Iron Oxide with bee, butterfly and caterpillar

    Cow Parsley Plate - Iron Ox...

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    £40.00

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  • Transparent Blue 'First' mug

    Transparent Blue 'First' mug

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    £22.00

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  • Pouring Bottle or Oil Pourer - Matt Blue

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  • Salt Fish - Glossy Brown

    Salt Fish - Glossy Brown

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    £45.00

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  • Custom Pet Bowl - Select name

    Custom Pet Bowl - Select name

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    £35.00

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  • Pouring Bottle or Oil Pourer - Pale Blue

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  • Pouring Bottle or Oil Pourer - Dark Green mottled

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    £35.00

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  • Pouring Bottle or Oil Pourer - Blue and white

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    £35.00

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  • Pouring Bottle or Oil Pourer - Light green

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  • Salt Fish - Light green 2

    Salt Fish - Light green 2

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    £45.00

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  • Salt Fish - Light green 1

    Salt Fish - Light green 1

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  • Salt Fish - Dark Green

    Salt Fish - Dark Green

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

    Large Turquoise Fish - the ...

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    £50.00

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  • Ceramic double rim decorative blue flower bowl

    Ceramic double rim decorati...

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    £45.00

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  • Pear Trinket Pot

    Pear Trinket Pot

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  • Apple Trinket Pot No. 1

    Apple Trinket Pot No. 1

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    £50.00 £45.00 (10% off)

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  • Fallen Leaves Textured Plate

    Fallen Leaves Textured Plate

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    £35.00 £25.00 (29% off)

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  • Leaf Textured Plate

    Leaf Textured Plate

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  • Ceramic Oatmeal Jug 700ml

    Ceramic Oatmeal Jug 700ml

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    £30.00

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

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    £35.00

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  • The Pottery Turquoise Fish that had a fright !

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

    Large Turquoise Fish - the ...

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

    Large Turquoise Fish - the ...

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  • The large Turquoise Fish with toothache ! Handmade in Letchworth

    The large Turquoise Fish wi...

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

    Large Turquoise Fish - the ...

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  • Decorative Blue Cup finished in Union Jack Heart Ribbon

    Decorative Blue Cup finishe...

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

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    £10.00

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  • Red Heart Cane Toppers, set of 5

    Red Heart Cane Toppers, set...

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    £22.50

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  • Brown handmade ceramic spoonrest with knot design

    Brown handmade ceramic spoo...

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    £18.00

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  • Blue Star Cane Toppers, set of 5

    Blue Star Cane Toppers, set...

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    £22.50

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  • Ceramic Dinosaur: Stegosaurus, Brown

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  • Ceramic Dinosaur: Brontosaurus, Dark Brown

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  • Ceramic Dinosaur: Brontosaurus, Green

    Ceramic Dinosaur: Brontosau...

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  • Ceramic cylindrical Semaphore Pot, Glossy green engraved

    Ceramic cylindrical Semapho...

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  • Dark Blue Candle Holder - 3 Seagulls

    Dark Blue Candle Holder - 3...

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    £24.00

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  • Grey Blue Candle Holder - single Seagull

    Grey Blue Candle Holder - s...

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    £20.00

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  • Turquoise Candle Holder - Bird silhouette

    Turquoise Candle Holder - B...

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    £22.00

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  • Pair of large round mugs - Oatmeal

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  • Ceramic Tree of Life Candle Holder, Gnarled oak

    Ceramic Tree of Life Candle...

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  • Handmade Green glossy Ceramic Planter with ogee profile sides

    Handmade Green glossy Ceram...

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    £25.00

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  • Handmade Oatmeal Ceramic Planter with ogee profile sides

    Handmade Oatmeal Ceramic Pl...

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    £25.00

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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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    Reviewed by LauraKate

    Absolutely beautiful vase, exactly what I was looking for. Excellent quality. Arrived in good time and extremely well packaged

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    Absolutely beautiful! recipients of this gift loved it and it arrived swiftly!

    Reviewed by Anna

    This is lovely! It was also beautifully packaged so I did not open before giving as a Christmas present, but was there when it was opened. It has a lovely house plant in it - and looks great.