I am back after a spell away from writing this blog. I didn’t mean for there to be a gap. Life took over. we sold the house and had four weeks to move, moving in just before Christmas. As soon as we were unpacked, house warmed and Christmas celebrated, we got stuck in to demolishing the old sheds in our new garden and putting up a new one – our new pottery studio and woodshed (with windows!). I needed a prompt to get back into writing and that prompt has come through Dream, Plan, Do – this lovely red book is just part of a package I won in a Creative Scotland competition – I also won a place in something called Club 111 – run by the Design Trust. Patricia offers business mentoring for creatives.
It has been challenging – so much work to do to create the studios, learning how to mix concrete and lay foundations level and put in insulation, a whole new skills set. I have to admit I couldn’t have done it without Chris who has the vision and motivation and skill to make these things happen, but I was happy being his sidekick.
Another challenge has been trying to keep up some pottery orders – although I am not way behind, so apologies again to any of the galleries waiting for a seatree delivery. I have had the pleasure of sharing the space of my friend Pauline at Sea Drift Pottery – I am very thankful for that but also glad that today I have unpacked my things into my own space – at last!