Keeping it in the Family

I've been incredibly busy getting ready for The Contemporary Craft Festival at Bovey Tracey, June 9 - 11. Do come along if you can - it's a brilliant day out with so many fabulous makers to meet, talk to and buy from, and I will be there too! It's even easier if you buy your tickets now in advance from - you can swan straight in, bypassing the queues! I have completely loved being in such an active making process and seeing what shapes emerge - the kiln is on almost constantly as my pieces transform from raw porcelain into gold and platinum, and a body of work is appearing that I'm very excited about. With many years of marketing expertise under my belt, I really shouldn't be at all surprised at the amount of things I have had to consider for the festival, but there are so many decisions to make!  Apart from 'making' I have had to design my stand and think about my display, then there's posters, post cards, business cards, packaging, boxes, tissue, ribbon and photography ... the list goes on.  Rather handily, my brother came for Easter and, as a photographer - he is never without with his camera - we had fun creating some new product pictures for postcards and posters and then, when I wasn't paying proper attention, he took some shots of me working.  I like this picture because this sums up the joy of making for me - just a bright warm space, a chunk of porcelain and a pair of hands. Find my brother here at: