Making Ceramics | In Conversation with a Ceramicist

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This June, we have added some beautiful new ceramics to our site. Each handmade in the UK by the lovely Megan. We managed to catch up with Megan and have a chat with her about her ceramics and the creative process. Read more

Makers Stories | Lynn Fox

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We first met Lynn Fox at a fair, her work stood out straight away and we have been selling a collection of her ceramics since this time last year. Each piece is unique and has its own beauty. We asked Lynn for a short video to show how she throws her pot, and asks her a little bit more about the process. Read more

Product Stories – Take One – Children’s Products

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VW Camper Van – Solar Powered Light

As many of you know, Home of Juniper started with the aim to collate a range of beautiful, well-made homeware, gifts and accessories which all have a wonderful story behind them. We share these stories though interviews with the makers and social media, but we wanted to share a few of our favourites each month, to give you a little more information about the amazing creatives we work with.

As it is still half- term for many of you, we thought we would start with a few of our products for children- all made or designed by parents:  Read more

Fair Trade

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Gloves are synonymous with British Autumn and Winter. There is something cosy about pulling on your favourite gloves. What made us fall a little in love with the gorgeous Aura Que gloves we stock stock at Home of Juniper is the fact that – as well as being stylish and cosy – they are also Fair Trade. We managed to catch designer and business owner Laura, and ask her some questions about her wonderful brand. Read more

Essential Oil Luxury Soaps- Meeting Our New Maker

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We have added a new stockist to our range and we would love to introduce them! Rebecca produces a lovely range of luxury soaps, all made cold compress and stunningly fragranced. Home of Juniper are very excited to be adding Bliss Botanicals fragrance heart melts, Happiness soap, Love soap and Joy soaps to our range. These beautiful soaps and fragrance hearts are lovely to use and make gorgeous gifts. Each item is carefully handmade using a mix of ingredients. These carefully chosen ingredients includes olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter and pure rose geranium lavender and clary sage essential oils. We spoke to Rebecca about her gorgeous soaps and what led her to start Bliss Botanicals.

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Wood | The family edit

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I have always loved wood. I think I may have mentioned this before. A few times. Which is partly why we were excited when this wonderful, family run company decided to join us. Not only is it run by a family in Wales, they also work with families across Europe. There beautiful wood products are made from sustainable sourced wood. Currently Home of Juniper stock their Beech (shown in the image above, this lovely light wood looks beautiful in a kitchen) and Cherry wood products but we have our eye on a few other pieces we will plan on introducing in autumn. Another lovely thing about these kitchen and dining products is that they are affordable, prices start at 95p. This means you don’t feel guilty buying them for yourself. They also make gorgeous gifts for someone who loves to cook or bake, either single products or gift sets. Remember if you ever want us to mix and match products into a gift set to just email us (lajuniper@outlook.com) Read more

Nature Inspiration – Ceramics

 

 

Ceramics are something that often crosses the divide between useful and beautiful. This is definitely true of Lynn’s elegant pieces. All are hand thrown and hand painted in her home studio. These piece’s are all microwave and dishwasher safe. They also look lovely on display, as shown by some of the images we have been sent by happy purchasers. The fact they are handmade means that each piece is unique and special. We spoke to Lynn about how she makes these gorgeous jugs, mugs, and bowls; and where she gets her inspiration from. Here is what she had to say:

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National Fair Trade Fortnight- UK

As it is Fair Trade Fortnight in the UK, we have decided to tell you a little more about some of our wonderful Fair Trade makers and the companies and organisations that work with them. Fair Trade is synonymous with conscientious consumerism, something that we endeavour to project in our little business.

The World Fair Trade Organisation has simplified the most important aspects of Fair Trade in 10 Principles of Fair Trade: Opportunities for disadvantaged producers; transparency and accountability; fair trade practices; fair payment; no child or forced labour; No discrimination, gender equity and freedom of association; good working conditions; capacity building; promote fair trade; respect for the environment.

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