Allan Manham‘s pots have a wonderful organic quality that drew me to them from the first time I saw them. So you can imagine how excited I was when Allan agreed to show me around his studio.
My very own Allan Manham pot
Walking down the alleyway that leads to Allan’s Putney studio is like stepping back in time. Continue reading
I’m always very inspired by seeing the spaces creative people work in; the tools they use, the things they keep around them for inspiration, the effect of their environment on their work – so this is the first in a series on that very subject; featuring Bernard Leach’s studio and the Leach Pottery in St Ives, Cornwall.
I am a huge fan of Sarah Hillman‘s work, having acquired my first piece after Origin 2008 and my second piece for my 30th birthday in 2009.
Sarah Hillman's petal pod
My fiance and my best friend have both met Sarah in the process of buying these pieces for me. I was secretly heartbroken to discover from them that…
As many of you will know, I am a massive fan of People Will Always Need Plates
. So much so that I even designed my wedding invitations in an homage to their work (albeit with much lower skill levels involved!):
PWANP-style wedding invitation
So I was delighted to discover that they too got married at the Pump House Gallery in Battersea Park and in fact designed these plates to commemorate the occasion:
Very excitingly indeed, I have been accepted onto the Friends of Putney School of Art and Design committee. I will be helping them with attracting younger people to take part in their events and fundraising by putting in place a social media strategy, starting with a Facebook page, which is in progress as I write. In the meantime, here are is my second ever project created at the art school, my Godrevy vases; inspired by ‘Jamaica Inn country’, the North coast of Cornwall, where my Dad lives:
They play with the contradictory ideas of soft bends in a hard substance, and echo the colours and textures of the North Cornish coast. The art school has a very special place in my heart…