Isn't it wonderfully comforting to have a special mug that you like to use each day? Or a beautiful pot that you just love looking at and touching? Pottery is so personal, we use it every day, so why not enjoy it? My approach to making pots is with a little bit of humour, a touch of quirkiness yet also functionality. I mostly throw on a pottery wheel but at times I'll have a phase of hand building. I have a studio at home and a small kiln so I'm limited to making small batch items, often one off pieces. Individually handcrafted items are special, made with love and a sense of creativity, but also hours of painstaking physical, technical and scientific work. It comes with a smattering of frustration and disappointment but often elation and joy when a plan comes together. This will be my second Artweeks and my second year being face to face with potential customers. This past year has taught e a great deal about making to sell but I also keep to designs which please me and I hope also please those who come to see me.
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