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Beautiful Hand-made Limited Edition Festive Pieces by Clare Gage

Clare Gage’s unique work fuses textiles with ceramics to create stunning, yet functional, tableware, ornaments and jewellery. Each piece is individually handcrafted by Clare Gage herself in her workshop in Derbyshire. Her work is equally at home in contemporary, country, rustic, shabby chic or vintage interiors, making them an ideal Christmas gift. Some pieces have been given a festive twist for the month of December and each are limited edition, so when they are gone, they are gone! Below is a small selection that are sure to please the festive eye! Click through for more information.   Personalised Heart Decorations
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Clare Gage signature cups a hit with celebrity cook Prue Leith

The work of award winning Chesterfield ceramicist Clare Gage was a hit with celebrity cook and food school owner Prue Leith when it appeared in the Central region final of BBC 2’s Great British Menu recently. Clare Gage’s signature porcelain cups and plates were chosen to display the culinary creation of top chef Pip Lacey in the popular professional cooking competition. Pip presented a chiboust cream flavoured with scone, apple and pear jam and clotted cream ice cream on plate from Clare’s range and a cup of tea served in her signature cups, – to Great British Menu judges –
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‘Is it a scone or scone?’ Family Sweet Scone Recipe from Clare Gage

            In celebration of my cups and plates being showcased on the Great British Menu I thought it would be nice to share our families Sweet Scone recipe. It is a really simple recipe perfect for a ‘bake with the kids’ or a quick and easy make for a family gathering. We would love to hear from you about how you get on with on with it. Remember to ‘like’ us on Facebook and ‘follow’ us on twitter and don’t be shy to share your home-made creations. Sweet Scone Recipe Ingredients 2 cups self-raising flour 2 oz chilled
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Clare Gage Design’s to appear on BBC 2’s Great British Menu

The work of award winning Chesterfield ceramicist Clare Gage will be showcased on BBC 2 this week, when it appears on The Great British Menu displaying the culinary creation of top chef Pip Lacey. Pip Lacey, head Chef at Murano London, Angela Hartnett’s Michelin starred restaurant in the Heart of Mayfair, is one of 24 talented chefs who are in competition to cater a banquet which will celebrate the centenary of the Women’s Institute at London’s historic Drapers Hall. Pip used the plates and cups and saucers from Clare’s range to display her dessert course – ‘a play on scones’ – to
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New Arrivals! The Make Everyday Special Range

It’s not quite time for Clare’s new arrival yet (we’ve a few more weeks until baby makes an appearance!) but there are a few new additions to Clare’s range that are now available from her website. Just in time for Christmas gift shopping! Introducing the Make Everyday Special range Clare’s new range celebrates the joy of everyday activities. Enjoy taking time out of your day to brew a lovely cup of tea from the beautiful new teapot. Then settle down with your cuppa in the Make Everyday Special Bone China cup. Snuggle in with the delicately decorated cushion, a beautiful
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Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards

Clare has teamed up with Created Gallery to provide the centre pieces for tonight’s Chesterfield Food & Drink Awards. Here’s a pic of the Lace Cup looking lovely! It’s great for Clare to be involved in the fabulous event celebrating local food and drink businesses. Destination Chesterfield has organised the evening and local people have been voting for their favourite restaurants and food suppliers. Clare’s cups were the perfect quirky centrepieces for the event as they fits the foody theme!
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www.claregage.com has a makeover!

Clare’s website has had a makeover with the beautiful photos that Jess Petrie took for her. The site looks fab so head on over there to take a look! You’ll also see these lovely images on the Clare Gage store at www.notonthehighstreet.com/claregage
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Clare Gage becomes a Fellow of Design Factory

There’s been some great news for Clare as she’s been invited to be a Fellow of Design Factory. It’s wonderful news for Chesterfield too as Ashley Thomas has also been selected! Read more below and find out more about Design Factory at www.designfactory.org.uk Creative talent flourishes in Chesterfield as two Chesterfield designers are recognised for their achievements. Two Chesterfield designers Clare Gage and Ashley Thomas have had their creative skills recognised by the design industry when invited to become Fellows of Design Factory. Fellowship of Design Factory recognises the achievements of members who have become leaders in their field of expertise.
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Talk at LCB Depot in Leicester

Last night I spoke at LCB Depot in Leicester. The event was about preparing to attend a craft fair. Great topic as it’s helpful to those who are just starting out or anyone ready to look at bigger show. I was giving advice on preparing a show stopping stand!
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Cups with Personality

My new website introduces the personalities of the cups in the cup collection. This idea comes from thoughts I had when I first designed the range back at university. When it was my turn to make drinks for my family I liked to pick out the right cup for each person and this led to the idea of your choice of cup being an extension of your style. It’s a lovely way to express your individuality through your afternoon cuppa! To find out about my cups with personality then visit httpss://www.claregage.com/product-category/cup-collection/ Let me introduce you to the Button Cup! It’s
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