Vintage jelly moulds become chic clay tealight holders in the hands of potter Tom Gloster
I told you I had some beautiful finds and inspiration to share with you – just think I’ve been keeping these things to myself all this time! Aren’t I terrible? When I spotted these stunning handmade jelly mould tealights it was love at first sight and I will be most definitely treating myself to a couple in the near future.
They are handmade in clay by potter Tom Gloster in his workshop garden shed in Wales, where he also runs a charming looking coffee and craft shop called Pethau Melys with textile designer Myfanwy Griffiths. When I saw them I instantly got in touch with Tom to find out more about these endearing little tealights.
Tom told me how the jelly mould tealights came about. “I like to find things that have one use and change the use by making them out of clay. The jelly molds are a line of work that have been inspired from vintage metal jelly moulds, which I found when helping my mum.
She was clearing out her old kitcken as she was getting a new one, and thought I could do somthing with them. They where handed down from her mum and she used to make jelly in them for me and my brother when we were younger, happy days!”
If like me, you’d like to get your mitts on one (or more!) of these charming jelly mould tealights, then you can buy them from the Pethau Melys (‘Sweet Things’) coffee and craft shop or in their online shop. They cost £6 each.
If I’m ever in this part of Wales I shall definitely be stopping by for a slice of cake and to take a look at the beautiful crafts made by Tom and Myfanwy, as well as other local Welsh artists. I’d also like to meet their dog Arthur!