VanillaKiln hand made porcelain jewellery and ceramics by Jude Winnall

Jude Winnall is a Llandudno based designer-maker specialising in porcelain jewellery and hand built ceramics. Her work has a calm, minimal aesthetic and spiritual themes. Jude was trained as a graphic designer and studied figurative sculpture for many years and this background influences the style and diversity of her collections.

Ceramics are usually produced in small batches with a 3 – 5 week turnaround. Most pieces are unique – being hand formed individually without using moulds. Jude has carefully chosen glazes that produce a sophisticated colour palette of pastels, greys, blues, aquas, pinks and creamy white tones.

Her innovative jewellery and ceramics are frequently featured in trend setting blogs and have been for sale online since 2010 – marketed under the VanillaKiln brand.

PORCELAIN AND THE CERAMIC PROCESS

Jude is self taught in porcelain paper clay techniques, cone 6 glaze and precious metal lustre applications. The cone 6 glazes and porcelain clay are fired in a kiln for nearly 24 hours where the temperature reaches 1220ºC. When lustre is applied an additional kiln firing is required. Opening the kiln is always exciting as the results can be unexpected – mainly due to the nature of the paper clay and glaze experiments.

Originally from China, porcelain is now manufactured by hundreds of companies around the world. It is well known for its white, translucent quality and is the main component of parian porcelain, china, fine china, English china and bone china. Bone china is whiter than most porcelain clays but contains animal bones from unknown sources. Jude does not use bone china and as such her ceramics are suitable for vegans. The porcelain she prefers is an Irish recipe, made in Stoke on Trent, England and is loved by sculptors because of its wonderful malleability and strength. 

RECENT OUTLETS

Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Conwy
Greenwich Market, London
Contemporary Ceramics Fair, The Hepworth, Wakefield, Yorkshire
Bodnant Gardens Craft Centre, Tal y Cafn, Conwy
Open Culture Art & Craft Markets, Liverpool Cathedral
Originals@ Art Fair, Chester Town Hall
Llangollen Pavilion Gallery
Mold Theatre Gallery, North Wales
Oriel Ynys Mon, Anglesey
The Brampton Museum, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Etsy Pop up Shop London
Folksy online marketplace

QUALIFICATIONS

City & Guilds Ceramics Certificate
BA Honours Degree, Manchester 

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