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Moorcroft Ceramics at Havens

Ceramics are currently enjoying quite a comeback, as the Great British Pottery Throw Down catapults the craft into the public conscious and pottery becomes the hot new hobby.
A new multi-million pound Centre for Ceramic Art at the York Gallery hasn’t hurt either, with exhibitions by renowned ceramicists Ai Weiwei and Edmund de Waal firing up a newfound enthusiasm for

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Coeur De Lion – New Collection at Havens!

The new autumn and winter collection from award-winning jewellery brand, Coeur De Lion, is in store and online at Havens!
Nominated in the German Design Awards for the past 3 years in a row (and winner last year), this gorgeous range of hand finished jewellery is winning fans the world over, thanks to the creative talents of founder and head

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Brilliant Burleigh Ware Part II!

Twenty five pairs of hands.  That’s how many it takes to produce each piece of Burleigh ware.  Twenty five pairs of hands, belonging to twenty five of the highly skilled craftspeople working at Burleigh’s iconic Middleport Pottery.
Using original machinery from 1889 to process the ball clay (all from either Devon or Cornwall) and the original moulds for Burleigh’s trademark

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Celebrating Beautiful British Burleigh ware – Part 1

“Out of original Victorian buildings, the clay is moulded, shaped and decorated to produce works of art … cups and saucers and plates and teapots rush like magic out of the clay.  May the ovens never grow cold, may Stoke-on-Trent, the pottery town, still continue to be the heart of British craftsmanship.”
So said JB Priestly, English Novelist & Playwright,

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Havens Wedding List – Do Tell the Bride!

Well, it had to happen, the guilty pleasure that is Don’t Tell the Bride has been given a serious upgrade from BBC3 to BBC1, for its ninth successful series.  It’s #humpday heaven, with the nation’s favourite blonde, Ms Zoe Ball, narrating an hour’s worth of car-crash wedding planning every Wednesday evening – what’s not to love?!
Organised solely by the groom with

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Celebrate #Summersolstice Scandi-style with Churchill & Queens China Siena Scandie Fishie

If you’re having a barbeque this weekend, take a moment as you chuck a match on the firelighters, and consider that you are in fact participating in an ancient ritual, dating back to when our ancestors celebrated the  summer solstice by lighting fires (and jumping through them but don’t try that at home, folks).
Yes, that’s right – it might

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Fantastic discount on Lladro Figurines! Hurry – offer ends 30th June!

The name Lladro has become a byword for beautiful porcelain figurines.
The company was formed in Spain back in 1953 by the Lladro brothers, Juan, Vincente and Jose and produced various porcelain wares, including vases and plates.  Three years later, they started producing the gorgeous figurines that have since brought them worldwide recognition and are among the most widely collected porcelain figurines around.  In fact, they have been

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Father’s Day – Gift Ideas & Inspiration

Father’s Day has now been celebrated for well over 100 years, having originated in the good old US of A way back in  1910 in Spokane, Washington.
Not to be outdone by the success of Mother’s Day, the menfolk decided they should grab a piece of the appreciation action and, after some initial scoffing and general huffing and puffing from

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