Mid 2018 I was contacted by a couple who said they loved my watercolour jewellery dishes and had a request; would I be able to make it on a larger scale? I was so glad they asked. I had been meaning to expand this range for a long time, but being a small business owner and wearing all of the hats all of the time can take it’s toll, meaning a lot of things I would love to work on have to get put on the back burner. But a request like this brings it all to the front again.
By the end of 2018 we’d worked out a few more of the details so when 2019 rolled in I was ready to start work! After experimenting on an older shape to see if the watercolour effect would work on a bowl (spoiler, it did), I developed some new shapes to their specifications. The set is to be 12 dinner plates, 12 side plates and 12 deep bowls, each set of three with it’s own colour combination. I finally had some successful tests out of the kiln last week, so this week I moved in to producing the bulk of their order. Most of the pieces have been poured and are awaiting firing/colouring/glazing. The first coloured pieces of the set come out of the glaze firing tomorrow! I am very excited to see how they turn out!