I was so thrilled to find my work used by Nigella Lawson in last weekend’s The Times Magazine. The feature celebrated the relaunch of Nigella Lawson’s iconic first book “How to Eat”. You can read the full article here or just enjoy the photos below:
We are pleased to invite you to our Open Studios on Sunday 23 September 11am-6pm. There will be lots of one off pieces, samples and magic plates. Come and enjoy a warming cup of chai, meet the team and touch pots to your heart’s content. You can let us know if you are planning to come by signing up to our Facebook event here
I am very thrilled to be part of Gallery 57's upcoming exhibition "Making Arrangements" which explores still life through different media. The show runs from 22nd September through to 4th November at Gallery 57, 57 Tarrant Street, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9DJ.
When work gets too stressful or your every day feels mundane, do you often think ‘That’s it! I’m quitting and going to become a potter!’? That’s exactly what Danish lawyer Stine Dulong did. Sick of her day job in the City and doing pottery as a hobby, Stine decided to take the leap and carve out a clay-based career for herself. She rented a beautiful light-filled studio in De Beauvoir which she filled with plants, her gorgeous creations and her cute labrador and started selling her stylish Scandinavian minimalist ceramics to the likes of Nigella Lawson, Ottolenghi and Tom Kerridge.
Sounds like the good life right? Well let’s be real, most of us probably can’t jack in the day job just yet. Luckily, Stine now opens up her studio for 12 week pottery courses for all levels from beginners to advanced where you can get a real idea of the joys of playing with clay. Over the weeks you’ll learn hand building techniques including pinch pots, slabbing, coiling and how to combine them. You’ll also get expert hands on tuition on the pottery wheel (not in a creepy Ghost way!). You’ll then finish off your pieces by trimming and glazing them, and at the end of the course you’ll leave with lots of lovely wonky creations.
The classes on Saturday mornings and Thursday evenings are for 12 people maximum so you get lots of attention but also freedom to experiment. Surrounded by Stine’s beautiful designs, you can create your own Skandihus-inspired pieces or just freestyle. The vibe of the class is concentrated but relaxed: you start by learning the techniques and then you can drink coffee, listen to music and chat with your fellow potters as you work. It’s a gentle and productive way to start your weekend or spend an evening, and for anyone who sits at a computer all day, it’s a welcome treat to get a bit messy and create something with your hands. Plus, it’s the perfect chance to work out if you should give up your day job just yet.
Once you’ve finished the course, if you’ve caught the ceramics bug, there’s also open access every Sunday from 10am-1pm where you can continue work on your own clay creations.
POSTED: TUESDAY AUGUST 21 2018
We have a bit of a thing for objects that have been lovingly hand-crafted – after all, how lovely it feels to hold something that is truly unique. A table set with tumbled linen, handmade plates and blown glassware will immediately feel understated and yet special. For gorgeous tableware that encapsulates this aesthetic, we need look no further than the work of Danish ceramicist Stine Dulong, who swapped life as a city lawyer for what she calls ‘a more earthy and meaningful path’ as a full-time ceramicist.
Working from her London studio, Stine now creates hand-built and thrown pieces which are sometimes speckled or striped, and always feature beautiful glazes and colours, many of which are inspired by her homeland. Stine reuses materials wherever possible and makes many of her pieces using reclaimed waste clay from her students to minimise the impact on the world around her.
It's no wonder that Stine’s work has attracted the attention of top chefs – such as Nigella Lawson, Tom Kerridge and Jamie Oliver – along with designers of fashionable establishments such as the Nobu Hotel in Shoreditch, who commissioned her to create forty Sake bottles – each one a little different from the next.
If you fancy having a go yourself, take a look at Stine's website for details of the classes that she runs throughout the year; we quite fancy the ‘Make your own planter’ course which runs over two Saturday afternoons in September. Visit the SkandiHus website to find out more.
So excited to announce that I have just completed a set of 40 sake bottles for the new NOBU Hotel in Shoreditch, London. They are apparently already out on display so do pop by and have a look... each bottle is unique.
SkandiHus Moon plate spotted in Shortlist this week :)!
I am so honoured that Nigella Lawson has used my work to display her beautiful food in her latest cookbook "At My Table", which was released yesterday.
Our dear friend, Azem William, made this cute little video of Stine a while back. We just came across it again, so thought we would share it. Do check out Azem's amazing work too (Insta: @ceramicazem). We are in LOVE with it.
Check out this lovely little video made by Ben Grubb