VanillaKiln hand made porcelain jewellery and ceramics by Jude Winnall

 Jude makes porcelain jewellery and hand built ceramics in Llandudno, North Wales. Her work has a calm, minimal aesthetic and spiritual themes. 
Jude was trained as a graphic designer and has studied figurative sculpture for many years and this background influences the style and diversity of her ceramics.

Jude is self taught in porcelain paper clay techniques, cone 6 glazing and lustre applications. Her pieces are individually made and fired in an electric kiln to produce ceramics with a sophisticated colour palette of pastels, greys, blues, aquas, pinks and creamy white tones.

Jude’s 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

Originally from China, porcelain is now manufactured by hundreds of companies around the world. Porcelain 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 it and as such her ceramics are suitable for vegans. Her porcelain is an Irish recipe, made in Stoke on Trent, England and is loved by sculptors because of its wonderful malleability and strength. 

Work is usually produced in small batches every 3 – 5 weeks. Glazes match the firing temperature of the porcelain and a firing cycle takes at least 21 hours where it reaches 1220ºC. Opening the kiln is always exciting but the results can be unpredictable even when the designs have been tried and tested. 

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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