Confession: I like things to be pretty and styled and perfectly placed… but I’m just as happy with natural, simple and easy. I don’t mind mess (I actually enjoy making it – It’s the cleaning up process that I find quite draining!). I don’t care about getting dirty. In fact I love mud.
As a 3 year old my parents would find me most days in the backyard, sitting in the dirt at the bottom of our slippery slide, mixing dirt and water together to make mud. Once it was the perfect consistency I would scoop it into cake tins and deliver it around to my neighbours, gifting them with a delicious (obviously that’s rather questionable!) pie.
In my early twenties I started a business baking and decorating cookies and cakes. I’ve spent thousands of hours standing in the kitchen whipping up sweet treats. I’ve tested and trialled recipes until I think they are just perfect (tough job). It was and still is very important to me that my edible creations taste as delicious as they look and my chocolate mud cake is a definite crowd pleaser.
And now, in my early thirties, I have just launched an online store (YAY!) which predominantly sells handmade ceramic and clay (or in other words mud) products. When I started working with clay I was instantly filled with joy and inspiration. Just like baking, this business venture started with love, it started with a passion for creating and a passion for sharing my creations with others. Working with clay is like entering another world – a world where things go slower. It’s quiet there. It’s a world of solitude, where I can do what comes naturally to me – create. It quite possibly takes me back to the place I was when I was 3. Obviously it doesn’t physically take me back to the bottom of the slippery slide, but it transports my mind to a peaceful, creative, limitless place; a place with no fear, worry or judgement; A place of complete creative freedom… A place I love.
I have thoroughly enjoyed working with different mediums and I’m so excited that my journey has brought be back to a place where I am once again sharing my creations with you. Please let me know what you think. I am so very grateful for your support and I would appreciate any feedback x