Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ceramics For Everyone!

I love handmade ceramics! Ceramics for Everyone has the most beautiful plates and cutest cups! They look way to pretty to use :)


 *Where are you from? Tell us a bit about yourself.
I was born and brought up in Wales and then spent many years living away in London, Spain and other places in the UK before returning home five years ago.


*How did you decide on your shop name? Why did you start your business?
I started Ceramics for Everyone in 2009 after being inundated with requests from shops, companies and friends to produce a lower price gift ware service to cater for the Welsh and English markets. The credit crunch had started and customers still needed lovely handmade gifts but at a lower price.


I used to have a company that produced limited edition bespoke bone china tableware but its price point was too high when the credit crunch hit.


Previously to this I was a sole trader producing porcelain batch production tableware using various processes as jigger-jolley, slip-cast and thrown ware.


I grew up with lots of little ornaments that I had to dust so now I only seem to want to make items that have a function as well as looking great on the wall, dresser or table.


*What are 5 things you want people to think when they see your product?
I can only think of three.
1.WOW!
2. It was made in Wales!
3. I want one!


*What’s your supply addiction; is there a specific color or type of supply you just can’t pass up?
I love anything that I cannot make myself. I love to see craftsmanship, skills and old fashioned techniques that large companies will not produce due to costs.


*What do you do when you’re not being an artist? What activities do you enjoy?
I’m a bit of a gym bunny! But yoga tries to keeps me in the now. I also have two teenagers, hence the yoga! I also love baking super size cakes and growing vegetables in pots apart from that I’m always writing notes and ideas, doing scribbles, drawings. I don’t think you can ever stop being creative. It’s the only constant, regular and reliable thing in my life.


*Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
The next new item is always the best! I get bored easily so working with clay is great as you are always using different tools, machines and processes to produce an end result.


*What keeps you motivated?
That is such a difficult question.
Feedback from customers are absolutely fantastic especially if it’s been a tough day.


If I am having a lethargic week. I take a deep breath and ask if I’d rather be doing something else, the answer is always no. I love my job. I think I’m very lucky to have found clay and the thought of my creations being passed down to generations long after I live is mind blowing.




*If you could give a piece of advice to a new shop - what would it be?
I’m pretty new with the Etsy shop compared to all the amazing shops on there.
Dream, Believe, Achieve and I also pray a lot!!!


*Are there other places on the net we can find you?
www.ceramicsforeveryone.etsy.com
www.ceramics4every1.twitter.com
www.flickr.com/photostream/ceramicsforeveryone
www.ceramicsforeveryone.blogspot.com

5 comments:

  1. I think it's cool that she's constantly looking for the next thing to make. That keeps it fresh for customers!

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  2. The cups and plates are too cute. I love them.

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  3. Audrey, thanks for introducing us to this great shop, her items are gorgeous! Off to see them all!

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  4. Oh my! I'm in love with this shop, and I love that it's on my side of the pond, and further more, in Wales!!

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  5. Great feature and shop! I laughed at the yoga/teenager remark!! :)

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