A mini cacao ceremony in @crystalcriminals crystal mugs after at-home yoga 🧘🏼♀️ I’ve had such bursts of creativity & heart-opening with drinking ceremonial cacao, it’s insane. Plus, I rarely want coffee anymore. I share all about it in my YouTube video about my morning cacao ritual (my channel is “Ksenia - Breakfast Criminals”, it’s linked in my bio). I’m also putting together a blog post with cacao FAQ so ask away in comments below! 👇🏼My favorite cacao brand is @cacaolaboratory (they’re my cacao ceremonialist friends and source it from small farms) and you can get a discount when you use code BREAKFASTCRIMINALS. Also... I might be creating my own morning cacao blend with my top superfoods to share the magic with you 😉 Stay tuned ⚡️ #breakfastcriminals#crystalmug
Hi everyone! 7 is my lucky number, I have three 7 in my date of birth! ✨ And since I now have over 7000 of you gorgeous people following my work, I thought it was time to properly introduce myself for the first time. I also wanted to say how grateful I am for all your likes, comments and purchases, you have allowed me to do what I love everyday so I would like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart💛
I am Claire, I currently live in Cornwall, UK. I make my pottery from my garden studio at home.
Here are 10 things about me:
1. I love nature, I grew up in the middle of the forest in France and I feel at my happiest when walking with my dog somewhere peaceful. 🌲🐕 .
2. I have a little baby girl called Orla who is now 9 months young and an amazing dog called Kelsey and two cheeky cats called Titou and Mitsy. 👶🏼🐶🐱🐱 .
3. My favourite colours are blue and green (I never seem to decide between both!). 💚💙 .
4. Favourite foods are chocolate and mango. 😋 And I hate Brussels sprouts.🤢 .
5. I love the smell of autumn when mushrooms are growing under the trees.🍄🌲 .
6. My favourite type of holidays is somewhere as remote as can be and back to basics without any electricity and just nature around me.🏕 .
7. I’m scared of 🕷. .
8. I would love to learn basket weaving. .
9. I couldn’t be more grateful to my loving husband Warren who is always there to help me when things get difficult! ❤️ .
10. My long term dream would be to travel around Japan and learn some of the old Pottery technics there and eat lots lots and lots of sushi 🍣
I’ve gone back-and-forth with listing this piece for the update tomorrow morning several times… Reason being... This amazing little drip is so cute but I’m afraid with the wrong bump, off it’s gonna fly. So what do you guys think? Should I pop it off now and sand it down or would you guys like it listed as is?! 💎💙#crystallover#glazeporn#natureinspired
#mug__shots just got a whole new meaning. Welcome to my new series where I’m not in the mood to get dressed. This new @crystalcriminals mug with real crystals is INSANE. Also @ali_tate_cutler is giving away one of our crystal mugs on her page + she had me on her podcast to chat crystals, female solo travel, and manifestation. She’ll be a guest on an upcoming @wokeandwired podcast too. How many more announcements can I pack into one caption? #breakfastcriminals
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for all your orders! I am blown away by your support! Everything should ship this week ❤️
I still have this one here available- unicorn and moonstone with some gold. 16 Oz capacity.
Also, I haven't had time to upload everything, so will set another date in October for more mugs and tea pots.
Woke up to a beautiful blanket of snow covering St Albert, and I will be writing my thank you notes with hot tea and a wool cardigan. #grateful 🙏
Just in case you don’t like birds I made one with hydrangeas too!😂And switched it up with an opal aura crystal this time. Which one do you prefer? This one will be available this Saturday 10/13 for my website restock!🧡#hydrangealove#florals#birdsofafeather
Meet Alice and the white rabbit. Spirit quartz, 23K gold, and lots of details. A magical mug made with imagination, star dust and rabbit hair! The shop restock is today, like real soon! And I have listed 2 sunflower crystal mug, an crazy UFO crystal mug, and some shiny other goodies.
Email subscribers can enter from 3pm MT (5pm EST) with the code sent yesterday, and the website opens officially at 4 pm MT (6 EST)
I’m super excited for today! Ocean and I convinced Steven (although it wasn’t too hard) to build us some little boxes to inset behind the wall in our new kitchen for miniature rooms! I’m thinking a little door peeking in and maybe a large area with glass flush with the wall to peer in and I just picked up the cutest antique double staircase on eBay for the foyer! I’ve had an obsession with little rooms filled with itty bitty books and furniture since I was a kid and I’m low on space for all my finds from over the years so I thought this would be the perfect solution! Does anyone else just have to have anything they see in 1:12 scale?!
Also! My shop update is next Saturday 10/13 at 11am est and is going to be amazing!! This crystal mug will be in attendance (do you see that drip?!) along with so many others! I’ll be listing previews on my website www.elanpottery.com starting Monday! 💛 #birds#minatures#crystallover
New mug in progress 🖤🐝💛 For all the busy bees out there I thought I’d make a queen bee mug with a gorgeous yellow quartz cluster on the handle! 💛 thinking to glaze this mug in a nice butter yellow all over and a drippy marshmallow pink on the top half and of course some 23k gold on the bee! 🤩✨ I’m also thinking to make another one but this time with amber glaze and a tiger eye cabochon under the new. What do you guys think? 🧡
The ultimate ceremonial cacao with mushrooms (the recipe + ritual are on my YouTube channel linked in bio) + the ultimate mug with REAL crystals made by my partner in @crystalcriminals Eric - it’s now officially available on crystalcriminals.com, yay!
The main crystal featured on this mug is labradorite. If you follow @crystalcriminals, you know we have an online class on crystal rituals, so here’s your 101 download on labradorite.
Labradorite has an amazing "flash" to it which is literally and legitly called Labradorescence.
HISTORY: Has been used over the centuries as a stone of protection and magic. If you look at it, it’s not hard to see why!
CHAKRAS: All of them! Particularly those chakras that are correlated with the many potential colors of the "flash."
USE IT FOR: Labradorite is an excellent stone to explore and connect with one's own unique magic. It provides the auric protection to go deep into your own "universe of magic" and bring it into your everyday life.
Labradorite helps you to see beyond situations in which you feel stuck. Its Labradorescence is only visible from certain angles. Without the right angle or perspective it appears dark and grey, but if you hold it to the light just right it can help you see the brilliance and shine if you are willing to sit with it and a new perspective that will surprise you!
MANTRA: It's safe for my unique brilliance and magic to shine in this world right now.
P.s. This mug also has a hidden crystal grid on the bottom of it 👁⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
CRYSTAL MUGS LAUNCH✨⚡️All cultures use cups, vessels or bowls in rituals. It’s a powerful experience to use a specialized object for a particular intention and purpose. And with @breakfastcriminals so close to home the morning is the ultimate time of day to create your new intentions. Crystals are an access point to existence beyond the five senses.
Crystal Criminals is all about elevating any moment and experience you choose to be present for. Treat yourself to a mug that speaks most to you on crystalcriminals.com, each one is one of a kind ✨ #crystalcriminals
Sooo we just released a batch of limited edition mugs with actual REAL crystals on crystalcriminals.com. And yes @ericbrief made them with his own hands 🤙🏼 I’m excited for the lucky owners to find their new fave mugs but also hoping that I can keep my faves 🙈 See the full download on the mugs on @crystalcriminals and on labradorite - over on @breakfastcriminals. Also we published “5 crystals every wellness entrepreneur should know” on @wellinsiders this week - it’s fun and a little unexpected! #crystalcriminals
I should be glazing my mugs which have come out of the kiln and instead I’m procrastinating (I don’t like the glazing process it’s slow and boring 😄) so instead of glazing I’ve been working on a pumpkin mug 🎃 🧡 with of course a massive orange quartz cluster! It’s pretty awesome and it’s huge so who ever gets this funky mug will be able to enjoy a MASSIVE hot chocolate or spicy chai! 🧡🔥☕️🍁
Repost from @walelafarm
The lovely Angela has a very nice collection of my mugs and here is a lovely photo she took of them.
The latest mugs I’ve done are now dry and will be fired tonight and once that’s done they’ll be glazed fired again and then lustre will be applied and they’ll go into a final and third firing. So I’m hoping to have a update soonish! ⭐️🌝🌙
Repost from @spiritualdragon
Nothing makes me happier than knowing my mugs have found a new loving home where they’ll be cherish❤️ thank you for sharing such a beautiful photo @spiritualdragon 😘
Little update so far the mugs and planters are drying and waiting to go through their first firing but it’s raining so much outside it’s making this process pretty slow... would bring them inside if the cats wouldn’t try to break them! 😸
OMG guys @crystalcriminals made me a mug with REAL crystals 😍 Feeling that pyrite for self-trust and confidence, Black tourmaline for grounding, and clear quartz for amplifying my message to where it will make the most difference ☄︎ Did you know that we have an online course that helps you use crystals to develop your intuition + guides you in creating your own crystal rituals? It has answers to all the questions we’ve been getting about crystals, how to buy/choose/use them, plus our go-to crystals and how we place them at home to help us create the lives we want ✌🏼 It’s linked over on @crystalcriminals profile!
The drink is all this, blended:
@drinkmudwtr mushroom chai blend⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
50/50 hot water and warm hemp milk⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2 teaspoons MCT oil⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1 scoop @vitalproteins mocha collagen creamer⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’ve been meaning to make myself a mug since I started to do Pottery and I’ve finally started! So hopefully I’ll keep this one for myself! 😆 this is something which means a lot to me, I wanted to represent me and my little baby girl Orla surrounded by the sea. I’m not too sure yet which glaze I’ll use but I’m already very pleased and attached to this mug so I think I’ve accomplished my task to make my first mug for myself! 😊❤️
I’ve been working on a paisley mug with a beautifully carved leaf labradorite. This mug has 3 crystals 💎💎💎😃 it also have beautiful green floral details all around. It will probably be a turquoise glaze I think to go with the crystal and a clear glaze at the bottom half to show of the floral decoration. Gold added or no gold? ✨
Titanium aura geode mug in progress! 🔮💎🖤💜 for this one I’m thinking a galaxy type of glaze in black purples and blues with of course 22K gold stars 🤩 I think I’m going to struggle to let go of that one! I’ll make more of you guys like it! Again it’s another new design so testing to see what you guys think! ✨💖✨
This photo sums up how I feel on this rainy Monday morning.
Ok- I played with my new app and added a fishing expedition inside the tea cup. Isn't that fun? 😂
Also, this photo is from my Insta-friend @muddyoakhenhouse. 🙌
I am waiting for the gold kiln to cool down. I will take a sneak peak and do a live kiln opening later today if the sneak peak on the top shelf is not disastrous 😂#gottabereal
New design! ✨✨✨
Unicorn mug with clear quartz point surrounded by stars ⭐️🦄⭐️💎
Which colour glazes do you think this little magical mug should be and also do you like this new unicorn design or did you prefer the small unicorn I made previously?
Another one in progress... hamsa hand mug with a gorgeous green ghost phantom quartz crystal point on the handle and a stunning stripy green labradorite cabochon under the hamsa symbol. This one has to be a nice jade colour. 💚✨🔮💎 I can’t wait to see the finished product of this beauty!
Ohhh my gosh you all! Check out this gorgeous work from @dirtworks_ceramics !!
🔮✨🌙 I am already so obsessed! I gotta get my hands on one of these babies soon 😻
Who else agrees?! Tag someone you know would love this below! 💜
A few of you lovely people have asked for me to create a ceramic planter so here it is! A moonchild planter with stars all around it has a clever little drainage plate at the bottom which is attached to the pot making it easy to look after your plant 🌿🍀💚
What colours do you think this unusual planter should be? I was thinking black and purple iridescent with gold stars? 💜⭐️
Little Buddha and citrine mug in progress. ✨🧡✨ this one will be one of my favourite glaze combo, amber brown with drippy greens as I don’t think I’ve ever made a brown Buddha mug! I love the shape of this mug 🧡
Working on this lovely moonchild mug with an amethyst stone! I know a lot of you are after a moonchild so I’ll try to make a few this time around. Which colours would you like to see for your moonchild mug? ✨💖✨
Collagen is awesome, but collagen creamer is NEXT LEVEL. I use it in my lattes daily (the creamy trick!) and don’t go anywhere without @vitalproteins creamer to boost my matcha, coffee & herbal lattes with healthy fat and protein. Result: dreamy creamy lattes + feeling fueled and nourished. Side effect: strong nails and healthy joints. P.s. try it in your smoothies too. #feedyourbeauty#sponsored#breakfastcriminals
Работа мастера @modernmud_ceramics Happy Wednesday! I’ve been busy working on lots of new pieces in the studio, I can’t wait to show them to you! Meanwhile, here are some pretty mugs. I’m loving the “stained glass” crystal mugs✨😍 Which one’s your fave?? There’s one crystal mug available in my @etsy shop ✨ #crystalmug#lilacgalaxy#modernmud
Took over @thethirty stories today to share my cacao ritual + top 3 morning superfoods. The truth is, no superfoods will help if you’re not getting good sleep. I can recommend a life-changing podcast on that if you’re curious. I can also recommend an insanely cozy mattress - our new @indigo_sleep is next level. We’ve been looking for a new mattress since we moved in together almost a year ago, and finally found THE ONE. It has two sides so you can switch from firm to soft anytime (I’m the kind of person who always switches around the firmness of my bed & pillows!) And of course (we wouldn’t go for anything less than that) it has no harmful chemicals (non-toxic!), is made in USA and creates less waste as you only have to replace the top layer every 5-7 years, not the whole mattress. We’re in sleep heaven. Use code SWEETDREAMS for $50 off a classic mattress and LUXURYSLEEP for $150 off a luxury mattress. Enjoy. #indigosleepmattress#breakfastcriminalsHQ
Here is a throw back to 2015 for mug shot Monday! I was living and working in my 500sqft studio apartment. Basically I had a bed and the rest of my space was for clay. I moved into that building in 2008, I was 19. It was the first place I moved to from my mom's house in Bothell (where I grew up) I lived in that beautiful apartment on 5th and Blanchard for 8 years. It was the first place that ever truly felt like home. I had an amazing view. It was where I taught myself to throw on the floor watching YouTube videos. I LOVE Seattle but Seattle has changed. Dont get me wrong I THRIVE on change. But Seattle is no longer a financially responsible choice for an artist. I used to have this "last artist standing" mentality. I didnt want to be pushed out of my home. But then I started hitting a million road blocks when trying to expand my studio. I dont want to struggle this hard anymore. I have very supportive people around me but I have never had any help financially. I've been on my own for a very long time. I've spent a lot of time in Portland and the more I go down there the more I see that it feels like Seattle did 10 years ago. The cost of living and rent is just so much more possible. It only took me 3 days to find a perfect rental house that already has the electrical hook up needed for a kiln. In a 600sqft basment. I'm so excited to be able to expand my business. I'm also so sad to be leaving my beautiful city. So here is a photo of my crystal cup and saucer and a view of Seattle. Thank you to everyone who believes in me. I'll always be Another Seattle Artist at heart.
I just wanted to thank you all for following my work and a big thank you to the lovely new owners of my mugs who rushed to get one of my mugs! They are all packed and ready to go to the post office tomorrow!
It was my biggest shop update so far and I thought what better day to do it than a full moon! 🌝 my next one will also be on a full moon! I’ll have two weeks off now before the summer is over and get back to it with more ideas and a refreshed mind!
A relaxed mind is a creative mind✨
There is one mug left in my shop for grab! 😘