Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Modern Ceramic Planters

I can't believe it has been so long since I last posted anything here - but I have been alive and making as usual! A lot has developed these past few months (including buying a house!) and making lots of exciting new pieces at Cat's Ceramics HQ


These are my new Character Planter Pots which I've fallen in love with. They are great as planters for cacti, succulents and air plants. And just as good as a general bowl for anything you might want to pop in them.

I've fallen so much in love with them I've even given them names....





You find them all here in my online shop

And pick your favourite!

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Give it Away

I had a great time at a local Arts & Craft Fair the other day. It was in Henfield, where I live and everytime I do something within the community I am reminded just how wonderfully supportive and kind the people are here.

I've been thinking and reading a lot about being human. Ideas of anthropology and ecology, the way we treat and view the world. And a hell of a lot of it has truly open my eyes and mind. One aspect that keeps ringing round in my head is, how in this consumerist society we live in, everything and everyone is geared and programmed to think "what can I get". We wake up and the first thing we think is "What can I get today? If I go to work I can get money to acquire things that I think I need and this will make me happy". But how happier would we be and how much better the world could be if instead we said "what can I give today".

When I was at the fair I gave away the necklace I was wearing. I didn't even really think about strangely. The lady said her daughter would really love it so I gave it to her. She was shocked and didn't know what to say. It wasn't the most precious necklace to me but I liked it and thought "I've had it for a while and enjoyed it, maybe someone else can get some pleasure from it now". It felt good and right. And would of made my day if someone did that for me.

It was just a token and something like isn't going to change the world but you never know what these things might lead to....