Christmas at John Julian

Tankard and mugs

Each year as Christmas approaches, production steps up a notch at the John Julian Workshop. Our team is a small one - in the workshop we have 4 potters who work incredibly hard creating each piece out of the clay by hand. Each piece can take anything between 10 days to 6 weeks to craft from the lump of clay to the glazed, fired and sanded finished product, so we start preparing for Christmas early. We fire up our big kiln once a week, packed full of your pieces but would recommend that if you have had your eye on a piece that would make the perfect gift for someone, order sooner rather than later as sometimes we do sell out of items. 

 We like to think that our pieces make a unique and classic gift for that hard-to-buy-for person, one that will be treasured for a lifetime so we have put together a quick gift guide with some ideas for you.


For the Foodie on your List

Bowl Pestle and MortarThe iconic John Julian porcelain Pestle and Mortar, most famously used by Nigel Slater, is a unique gift that would take pride of place in any kitchen. 
The Pestle and Mortar set is customisable to adapt to individual cooking styles without compromising on aesthetics. Available in two different sizes with a flat or bowl shaped mortar and a ball or spear handle, it is a personal and thoughtful gift, designed to be used over and over again. 

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For the Baker on your List

Small Mixing Pouring BowlThe Mixing Pouring Bowl Set is perfect for bakers and budding Bake Off contestants. Handcrafted by our potters, the Bowls are made to be treasured and passed down the generations along with beloved family recipes. Specifically designed with cooks in mind, each bowl has an elegant pouring lip to make the transfer of anything from batters to dressings just that bit easier. Available to buy individually or in a choice of sets to suit your recipients' needs. They scale up in size; the smaller sizes are suitable for whipping up a couple of eggs, sauces and salad dressings and the larger sizes are perfect for cake making and preparing dough.

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For the Most Stylish Person on your List

Classical Vases The Classical Vase Collection make an elegant and refined gift for the most stylish person in your life. Hand thrown in porcelain by our potter, they are individually crafted and are refined and luxurious. If you wanted to really spoil the recipient, sending a beautiful bouquet of flowers to adorn the vase would certainly be well received. 

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For the Hardest Person to Buy For on your List

Classical Cake StandJohn Julian pieces are designed to work as one-off pieces as well as collector sets. Why not create your own set for that hard-to-buy-for person. Some combinations that pair nicely together include our Small Classical Platform and Small and Large Classical Pinch Pots - add in a local cheese and delicious chutneys and you have the perfect gift for food-lovers. Another combination that works beautifully is our Classical Mugs put together with the Classical Cream Jug and the Classical Cake Stand for the most elegant afternoon tea set. For more ideas please do contact us and we will be happy to make a suggestion.

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