FICH is coming to Not On The High Street!

Yep, you heard that right, FICH will be coming to NOTHS soon! I am so excited about this opportunity, hopefully this blog post will make you as excited as I am if you’re not already buzzing!

 

So, what is Not On The High Street?

 

NOTHS is a curated online marketplace whose primary focus is on personalised, thoughtful, unique gifts. I particularly love the photography of the high-quality products on the site. It is very succinct and clean, making it easy to navigate and find what you’re looking for. I couldn’t believe it when they got in touch, I cannot wait to get my storefront up and running!

 

What can you expect from FICH?

 

Hand-thrown pieces are very personal because each piece is made by hand. This is evident when a piece is finished, there are usually maker’s marks on the piece or when you put your finger in the inside curve of a pot or by holding a mug, it comfortably fits your hand because it’s come from mine. There are always more ways to make a gift more personalised and this is the aspect of my business I have been wanting to develop for a while.

 

I’m imagining fun sayings, quotes or a couple of words that can be generalised like a plant pot that says “Mad About The Plants” or just a simple “I Love You” on a mug. There will also be the option to have your name on a piece, I can imagine this is especially appealing to those of you who have an alternative spelt name, looks funky but you cannot find your name, spelt the way you spell it, anywhere! This has obviously come from the struggle to find “Fiona” on personalised bookmarks at the garden centre when I was a kid.

 

My one goal for selling with NOTHS, will be to create a unique gift for you to give the one you love that’ll make them smile. Pretty simple really.

 

How can you help me?

 

I want to make my pieces FOR YOU, therefore if there are any words or sayings you’d love to see, then please leave a comment below and I will do my best to make these and put them in my shop!

 

When?

 

I am hoping to open my shop at the mid-end of February and it will be filled with gifts for Mother’s Day so you can find the perfect gift for your mum! Please follow me on Instagram if you’d like to know when we are officially open for business at @FICHceramics or alternatively you can sign up to my newsletter, you can do this by popping over to my website at www.FICHceramics.co.uk.

 

Please be aware that to start with I will only be selling within the United Kingdom, but I will be looking to sell internationally eventually.

 

Take care,

 

Fi x

FICH colour palettes

Guys, I need to tell you something, but shh, it needs to be kept between us as our little secret..

This is the first place that I am announcing the release date of my Autumn Winter colour palette 2018, say whaaaaaaaaaat? That’s right, by the end of this post you’ll given a date that you’ll be able to put straight into your diary.

But first, a little introduction to what the FICH colour palette is all about. 

The FICH colour palettes have been created to give you contemporary hand-thrown ceramics, coated in the colours from the latest trends. They also allow you to pick a collection of colours that seamlessly work together, rather than having to stick to one colour out of uncertainty of whether they will compliment each other.

Autumn Winter 2017 was the first colour palette FICH ceramics released, this palette looked like this;

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This colour palette was released on 13th October 2017, making it nearly a whole year since the first colour palette was released at the time of writing this post, time flies! With this palette I wanted to capture the essence of what the English Autumn and Winter feel and look like. The warming tones to represent the warmth of being inside with the fire on alongside contrasting tones representing the coldness of the outside.

The second and current [at the time of writing this blog], FICH colour palette for Spring Summer 2018 was released on the 1st March 2018. I was blown away by the response to this colour palette, I was glad everyone loved it as much as I did. In this colour palette we saw the introduction of three brand new glazes; the forest green, mustard and speckled.

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Finally, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…

This leads us nicely to the release date of the BRAND NEW FICH colour palette Autumn Winter 2018! I have decided to bring it forward a bit from last year and release this palette on the….

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27th September 2018!!

The time of the release will be confirmed nearer the time, you’ll be able to hear it first through my newsletter by going onto my website, if you would like to be one of the first to know please sign up. I will also be announcing it through my social media pages, you can follow me on Instagram and/or Facebook.  You can also follow me on Pinterest which may give you some hints on what to expect from the FICH AW colour palette.

 

I hope you’re all excited as I am!