… It was going to be irascible due to broken sleep, lukewarm coffee and that invasive drizzle Sheffield specialises in. Then I went to Bragazzis and their xmas shop newly reopened. One cappuccino, two sandwiches (shared!) later and I’ve gone for an Italian tribute to my uplift in energy. On a quick browse I’m not into the ‘especially used to describe a woman..’ definition. I like this one ‘lively in temper, conduct, or spirit’.
… Let’s see how long I manage this. As part of Write On Be asked us to choose one emotion to sum up how we were feeling at the beginning and end of each workshop. This popped into my head this morning when I was swimming for only the second time since Covid-19 broke out. Aside from the pure joy of being in the water again I was thinking about the day ahead where I’m taking part in This Way Up 2020 giving me contact with dear colleagues and peers. Also the podcast on hope I heard last night, to be a post in it’s own right soon.
I’ve been delighted to collaborate with Dan Thomas of Film Culture Ltd. We recently completed an entirely remote consultancy for Birmingham City Council and Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP on business model recommendations for Film Birmingham.
I finished an online creative writing course with Be Manzini yesterday evening. Two hours a week for three weeks and the best decision made this year. I’ve worked with Be before so I had a sense of what to expect. She is incredibly warm, thoughtful and encouraging. I still under-estimated how powerful the feeling of being taken seriously as a writer would be.
The occasion of The Hepworth Wakefield Contemporary Ceramics Fair moving online has led me to make work available to buy online. It is good to prompted to get around to things but it also feels odd. I am used to people handling my work as part of a conversation about what I make and why. That is hard to recreate and I didn’t feel I had a catalogue of products suitable for upgrading to an e-commerce site, yet.
That said, I would love people who’ve discovered my work for the first time through this year’s fair or those I’ve met before to be able to buy from me. I have set out key considerations you might have if you’re interested in owning any of the pieces on this page:
The majority of my work is not suitable for posting. You can collect from my studio in Sheffield at a convenient time for you or we can discuss me delivering to you in person.
If you would like to buy a piece please email firstname.lastname@example.org I will be available for the duration of the fair. I will confirm your purchase by replying as soon as possible and supplying my bank details for payment.
I am very happy to talk about my work, over email or on the phone, to discuss existing pieces or new commissions.
I have supplied dimensions of each piece available and photos that give a good sense of the piece. Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.