I'm the potter, maker, photographer, box packer and the person you'll chat with if you contact us.
I was drawn to the world of pottery after watching the very first episode of The Great British Throw Down.
I was truly mesmerised. Not only of what could be made from what is effectively a lump of mud, but of the hypnotic spin of the wheel. Of how calming a perfectly centered piece of clay can be. Of how 'centering' the whole slow, deliberate making process is.
After seeing me transfixed to every episode of the TV series, hubby did some research and kindly bought me a 10 week course of pottery throwing lessons at a local studio, here in West Yorkshire. Feeling the coolness of the first ball of clay resting in my hands made me feel so happy. Of course that first ball of clay didn't morph into anything beautiful, but rather a somewhat clumsy heavy mug. But it's my clumsy heavy mug which still sits proudly on our welsh dresser.
Moving on from that initial lesson I now have my own little pottery space in the cellar where I can create to my heart's content.
Thank you hubby for buying me those initial lessons xxx
I very much consider myself to be a small batch potter, creating small numbers of handcrafted wheel thrown pieces, fitting my creative time in amongst family life.
I love creating functional ceramics - everyday kitchen pieces from spoon rests for the keen cook or baker, berry bowls for those delicious seasonal berry harvests, through to candle holders and the occasional dinky cake stand for the all important chocolate cake!
When not spending time with Walter, my pottery wheel, I can usually be found snuggled up with our furbaby, Chester, baking a cake or loaf of bread, or taking a walk in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside with hubby.