“I love the excitement of opening the kiln after firing, the treasures and surprises from the experiments conducted every time! I’m so inspired by the beauty of nature all around as I work in the outside most days and enjoy finding fossils on the nearby Jurassic coast and plants around the farm and garden.
It all started when I was a small child making tiny bowls with clay scraped from behind the classroom. I returned to ceramics after a breakdown in my teens and it helped me recover. I bought my own potter’s wheel and gas kiln in my late teens and worked as a sculptor in Dorset.
For many years there was no time or room to do pottery with 4 young kids until my youngest started school, I went back to pottery lessons and was asked to help teach the class. My husband built my 1st pottery studio under the damson trees, where I taught pottery and made my own work.
We now live on a small farm in the beautiful Devon countryside where I work mostly outside. We have a few animals, bed and breakfast rooms and a holiday cottage. I will be teaching pottery in the Spring 2017 and we are hoping run pottery retreats on the farm.” – https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/damsontreepottery?ref=condensed_trust_header_title_items#items