Looking for inspiration for some new and unusual gift ideas this festive season? Well, I’m here to help with my festive gift guide, perfect for anyone who loves arts, crafts and hand made😁 

Love handmade and unique, then buying from local makers is a great way to go.  You can find artists and makers through websites like Cambridge Open Studios and Anglian Potters or the Cambridge Made Facebook group, and while I’m best known for my sculpture, I do have a couple of ranges that make gorgeous gifts!

Things for the home

  • Soap dishes that can be paired with beautiful handmade soaps
  • Vases inspired by the natural world that showcase flowers beautifully
  • Cute little bowls, pots and boxes, perfect for storing trinkets or keys or sugar and other little things

Soap dish Treasure chest

Flower inspired

  • Read diffusers with gorgeous festive sense made from ceramics with beautiful floral designs
  • Flower balls perfect for little snacks or trinkets

 Flower bowl  Bud bowls  Reed diffuser  Festive gift guide

Candle/Tea Lights Holders

  • I love how light flickers and reflects on the surface of clay and the shadows it can make.

Gift tea light box

Artworks

  • Gorgeous wallflowers with lots of petals look fantastic hanging together
  • Sculpture pods celebrate the potential inside all living things with a world inside that you need to look beyond the surface to see

white flower wall sculpture Scales and spikes Potential Inside (Leaves 1) Wall flower Spiritual Art

Jewellery

  • Porcelain pendants and cufflinks with just a touch of gold lustre

Jewellery

Want to give the gift of quality time together doing something fun or just know someone who would prefer to do something rather than have something then why have a look at experiences and workshops.

 

Experience fun

  • 2 hours of making plus an hour of glazing for just one person do a whole group, lots of fun with clay
  • For those who are feeling adventurous there’s always the fabulously spectacular Raku workshops with a flame and fun
  • For those looking for something a bit more spiritual and relaxing there’s always the kintsugi workshops where we repair and honour pieces that have been broken with beautiful gold detail

What is hand building  kintsugi workshop raku workshop

I love teaching

If ceramics isn’t the right fit you can find other courses and workshops on websites like CraftCourses and Class Bento, or if virtual is the way to go check out SkillShare with their wide variety of video workshops and tutorials across a wide range of creative topics.

 

If you prefer diy and the comfort of home, craft boxes might be a good answer.

Making at home

  • Pottery painting decorations boxes make a great family activity to celebrate the festive season.  To be ready for Christmas order them now to decorate at the beginning of December when advent calendars are started.  That gives time for them to come back to the studio for glazing and firing before being posted back out to you.
  • The Make in clay kit includes everything you need to try your hand at making.  With lots of video ideas on my YouTube channel for beginners you’ll have plenty of inspiration.  (Does not include firing although this can be arranged if you live nearby for an additional cost.)

Make at home kit  Pottery painting pack

If clay isn’t your thing, there are many other craft boxes out there to try like Craft Box Club, Cosy Craft Club and so many more!

 

I hope that’s given you some inspiration this festive season.  I really do love the feeling that comes from finding the perfect gift for someone ♥️

PS. If you see something here you’re interested in buying that isn’t listed in my shop, please get in touch and I’ll share more photos and details 😊