Last June I went to The Contemporary Craft Festival at Bovey Tracey for the first time with a dear friend of mine. We toured the amazing stands, spoke to brilliant, friendly and enthusiastic makers, saw some wonderful work, bought things we couldn't resist and drank a lot of tea, watching the stars of The Great Pottery Throw Down share their skills with humour, aplomb and encouragement to all. We wandered into the StartUP tent full of new makers showing for the first time and then queued outside a converted Camper Van for our vegetarian salads which we ate in the sunshine, sitting on funny little primary coloured hexagonal stools, getting slightly overheated and extremely sun burned. It was a really great day out and I thought to myself, how wonderful would it be if, one day, I could show my porcelain and lustre in such a fabulous, exciting and inspiring setting. Well ... I'm thrilled to tell you that this June I WILL be there, in the StartUP tent myself! I am beyond excited to have been given this opportunity and I've got till June 9th to make, create, experiment and fine tune! I'm on it - watch this space - and come and see me!