An art business

A couple of times recently I’ve been asked how much of my time do I spend making my art and both times my reply has been a surprise.  This got me to thinking…the reality or running an art business is obviously not as ‘glamourous’ as it may...
Commissioning an artist

Commissioning an artist

Looking for a piece of art but can’t find exactly what you want?  Have you considered commissioning an artist? Not all artists accept commissions but sometimes this can be the solution to finding just the right piece for that special place or person.  It’s...

Wellbeing and clay

The many positive contributions making in clay has on wellbeing. I have always been a passionate believer in the wellbeing benefits of making in clay (well, making in general but particularly in clay😁). The number of times participants say something like “this...

Gifting an experience

Have you thought about gifting an experience rather than an object to keep? As we near the festive season I’m working on getting my online shop in the best shape it can be and it prompted a conversation with colleagues the other day about gift vouchers and...

Creative butterfly or evolutionary?

Are you a creative butterfly or evolutionary? Or something in between? As I’ve been preparing for my show this weekend I’ve been choosing what pieces to take with me to create the best display I can and it’s been interesting to chat with members...