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2minty studio

Art and crafts handmade in the heart of Devon
Created by Girts and Jan Gailans
In Crediton, Devon
Small Market seller since Nov 2020
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About Us

Hello! We are a husband and wife team at 2minty studio.

Mostly it all started when we moved house and had a real studio, on site, with plenty of space. It was amazing and very quickly we both wanted to act on creative ideas which had been bubbling in the background for a while.

Girts, a retired architectural photographer, has always been intrigued by hand-built ceramics, the possibilities with shape, texture, glaze and decoration just really engage him. So a new kiln came to the studio and all sorts of things began to disappear from the house, empty bottles to use as moulds, kitchen scales, and lengths of material to create textured clay all found their way there. He shapes the clay by hand rather than using a potters wheel.

When the kiln is opened after a firing and the waiting for it to cool down is over, the lid is lifted with great excitement. Will it be triumph or tragedy? Thankfully, usually the former.

My paper weaving started some years ago when I was doing test prints of abstract photos I had taken for book publishers to use on their covers. The fine art paper was so lovely and velvety I couldn't throw them away. Later I came back to them and cut one into strips, and the rest just followed naturally.

I love how the colours and textures interact when woven, it's quite a slow progress but I love to watch it take shape. It's exacting and methodical work but I find it relaxing. I have quite a paper stash, lots of old maps which I love, old books and shop catalogues. Always the paper is acid free and matt.

Recently I've really enjoyed making something that is three dimensional and the cotton rope bowls have become addictive. So many ways to decorate, and an infinite number of possible shapes, all so useful. In our house, every prototype bowl gets filled very quickly!

Jan

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Here are just a few creations from 2minty studio, click on an image or visit the product page to find out more.

3 Reviews

16/03/2021
White textured ceramic wraparound vase
Beautiful vase that looked even more stunning than in the photographs. A perfect gift, and great responses from the seller who was amazingly helpful.
01/03/2021
Ceramic rings pattern trinket dish
I couldn't be happier, this is such a beautiful piece. The depth of colour is amazing and the texture of the glaze is wonderful. Postage was really quick and it was packaged with so much care. Thank you 2minty! : )
12/02/2021
Rope bowl with beetroot pink trim
Absolutely beautiful bowl, with lovely details and texture. The postage was quick and so carefully wrapped, couldn’t ask for more. Brilliant, thank you 2minty!

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