Catherine Daniel Ceramics

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Saturday, 12 May 2012

Second Birthday Giveaway

So, in honour of my second blog birthday which is on Thursday, two lucky followers can have one of these above or one of these below.

You can have an off-the-peg one or if you want to wait a few weeks, you can specify your preferred design and colours and I will make one especially for you.
All you have to do is be a follower of my blog and it would of course be really nice if you could mention my Giveaway on your own blog.
More detailed pictures can be seen in my last post but one - scroll down.
Good Luck and I will prevail upon my baby boy to pick a winner out of a hat on Thursday 24th May.  
In the meantime I will leave you with some pictures taken at the various National Trust properties we have been delivering to over the last few weeks, where deliveries and jolly days out have merged into one!

Ickworth House - the Rotunda.

Below-stairs .....  where I always feel more at home, than in the grand rooms above!

Maybe it's because I just love a huge dresser crowded with gorgeous platters, copper pans and jelly moulds.

Wouldn't have like polishing His Lordship's boots, though!  But, then, his 'man' probably did that anyway.

I'd probably have skived off my duties to enjoy the grounds on the estate full of new-born lambs.

And Anglesey Abbey near Cambridge was equally lovely with glorious grounds just made for wandering through on a bright spring day.

We also delivered to Sutton Hoo and Peckover House, both in torrential thunderstorms, so no photos!
Hope you enjoyed the tour!
Leave a comment if you wish to be entered into the Giveaway.  Will be back in a few weeks to announce the winners.



  1. Cathy, your work is stunning and I'm sure will be a great success in the National Trust venues. I follow you with interest, and I would love to win a piece of your work! Definitely going to recommend people drop by in my next log!
    Heather xx

  2. I love your work and I would be thrilled to win a piece!

  3. Wow what a generous giveaway! I would love to win a heartthrob, so will keep my fingers tightly crossed!! Good luck with with NT sales - how exciting xx

  4. Wow, what a lovely giveaway, I would love to win one. Happy bloggerversary too, and good luck with the N.T sales, I'm sure they'll be reordering from you really soon :)
    Sue Xxx

  5. I know it is work related to have to visit these properties, but what a bonus that they can be so stunning and interesting. Very lucky.
    Thank you for the chance to win some of your beautiful work. Cheers.

  6. Hi Cathy, hope you had a great time visitng your Stately Homes - did you ever get a call fromWitheringly - Chilly Hall?? - and how proud to see your pottery gracing the shops there-in.
    I would LOVE a lovely little chicken if picked out of the hat; I hope all I have to do is be a follower - which I am, and mention you -which I will. Because (never start a sentence with because) if it was dependent on copying/pasting a button I would be fresh out. I have TRIED time after time, but I am a technopoop (like a nincompoop only cack-handed.)
    So happy Bloggaversary - hah! I love the whole concept!Byeee!

  7. Hope the sales go well- people should be falling over themselves to grab a chicken.Ickworth is a very odd house, a rather cold atmosphere I felt when there, apart from the kitchens, but Anglesey Abbey is just fabulous-was the pear tree that is trained right up the whole end wall in bloom when you were there, hope so, it is stunning.

  8. Good luck with your NT sales.I shall look out for your pottery when we next visit Anglesey Abbey when we are at our son's in Cambridge.I would love to be entered in the giveaway.I love the hearts.

  9. Happy 2nd bloggy birthday!

    Hope you get loads of sales!

    I love the hearts - please may I be entered for your super giveaway?


  10. Hi,
    I would love to enter your giveaway. A heart with any red bits would look great in my kitchen which has a red theme. I come from Burwell which is not far from Anglesey Abby and visit it when seeing my Mum. I now live in Cornwall. best of luck with the NT venture. Will your work be in all NT shops? I shall blog about this. Is it ok to borrow a couple of your pictures?

    1. Absolutely - borrow away! Just the East Anglia shops - that's enough for now! Thanks, C.

  11. Hello Catherine, thank you for popping over to my blog and leaving a lovely comment. Congrats on your 2nd Blogiversary! I would love to be put in your draw but Blogger wont allow me to follow any more blogs but I can out wit them....I put a link to your blog on my side bar!
    So I will do that and mention your giveaway and add a link on my next post anyway as it is such a lovely giveaway.

  12. Thank you for stopping by and visiting, I'm happy you did !
    Your pottery is just beautiful, what a talented lady your are....
    I'll be stopping back by later, in the meantime I am entertaining visitors, it's Mothers Day here across the pond, so sharing a little family time :)
    Have a lovely day.

  13. happpy blog birthday! I hope there is cake! I hope the National Trust shops are hugely successful outlets for your lovely things, and what lovely places to have to deliver to! x

  14. Happy Bday Dear Blog
    love all your work
    If miracle happens and I win I would LOVE happy flowery chicken

  15. Chickens or hearts... they are both beautiful. I'll have to look out for them next time I visit Anglesey Abbey. Happy 2nd blog birthday!

  16. I would LOVE a dresser like that too, and a nice big Victorian kitchen to match. Can you convince the NT that we need your stuff at the Attingham shop?

  17. Great to see the tour of your Stockists - well done!

  18. These are just gorgeous!
    Thank you for your lovely comment.
    Nice to meet you

  19. Hello! .....and what gorgeous pictures.

    Nina x

  20. we went to Anglesey to see the winter garden at the end of last year but must go back to see the rest.

  21. Gorgeous! I'd love the chance to win, it would have to be a heart for me to add to my collection. How lovely to be able to visit such wonderful places - even if it is for work.

  22. How pretty. I'd like to enter the giveaway. And delivering to NT properties is an unexpected treat.

  23. Hi - thanks for your comment. What's going on with 'white aversion'?! I'm so pleased to have found your blog. I would love to enter the giveaway please. Your makes are amazing. XX

  24. Hi Cathy, wow now that is some range that large house has...sigh....we have a huge house here on the island with similar big kitchens they always have such an atmosphere, would love to have seen them in the grand old working days when they were a hive of activity and life.

  25. I have just discovered your blog and have just become a follower. I love your ceramics and would like to enter the giveaway.

  26. Would love to enter this give away. Such fabulous ceramics.

  27. Congratulations on your blog birthday!! Blog on....

  28. I love your little hens so much - they look so happy. Hopefully we will be back to Norfolk again soon.