Welcome to The Pottery Parade!

My name is Sandra Apperloo and I am the potter behind The Pottery Parade. I create all my ceramics by hand from my home studio located in Utrecht, The Netherlands. 
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I love colors and patterns. I have a weak spot for pastel shades, I like to sculpt tiny eyes, paint weird freckles and I challenge myself to try out new fun things all the time. From the biggest vase to the tiniest dish, I put love, thought and effort in every single piece I create. Unloading my ceramics from the kiln gives me the best feeling ever. I love to see how the different characters turn out after the firings! 
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I currently create pots, bud vases, bowls and dishes and I will start working on Christmas tree ornaments soon (I have been looking forward to that this entire year!). Most of my pots are thrown on the pottery wheel and I recently started getting into hand building more with my weirdo bud vases. The clay slib I currently use to decorate my items is designed by Suus Notenboom from Noot & Swart Ceramics
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Noot & Swart Ceramics is also the team that introduced me to pottery. I have learned so, so much about clay from them and could not have walked this road without their support. I recommend everyone who is curious about ceramics to give them a visit or follow one of their superfun courses!
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As each of my items is made entirely by hand, each is unique and has it's own quirky little personality. Handmade ceramics are never perfect. I believe it's an important part of their character. When you are interested in purchasing one of the pieces in my shop, please read the descriptions carefully before doing so.
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I hope you will enjoy my ceramics as much as I do creating them! 
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Sandra
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Contact: thepotteryparade@gmail.com