Welcome to Blueberribeads, my blog and online shop. All the beads are handmade by me in my studio from various clays including stoneware, earthenware and Raku. Some have one or two firings for simple colours, some are multi fired with the addition of precious metal and coloured lustres, and some are coloured with fire during the Raku process.
Raku is an exciting firing technique where the bisqued and glazed beads are taken out of the kiln at very high temperatures and plunged into a container full of combustible materials, the flames from the fire react with the glazes creating amazing unpredictable effects.
I love to create and develop new techniques and as a result many items here are unique. By owning one of my handcrafted beads you can be sure that you have a one of a kind treasure.