I’m taking part in the 2010 Handmade Olympics, and you can too, its fun!
It’s all being run by the Rikrak Studio, where the handmade world comes together to celebrate making handmade items. Its easy to participate – all you have to do is click on one or more of the 8 different events and nominate a designer/crafts person or their work which you think deserves to be mentioned in that category. You can even nominate yourself if you want to. There are some amazing prizes to be won if you take part. Have a read of the rules on The Rikrak Studio’s blog and start nominating!
I have been cheeky and nominated myself for the “Favourite item that inspires loveliness & wellness” (event 4), and I’m going to be even cheekier and ask you to vote for me too! If you like my work and the thought behind it, please nominate me for this category or any other that you think my work fits into. I’d be extremely grateful! You can choose from any of my work for sale on my website or a wider selection at my Flickr account. Thank you so much!
I nominated my Terra Cotta Structure. This piece was handmade in response to nature and growth. The way it was constructed reminds me of a tree trunk, growing upwards and outwards in an organic form. What I love about nature is its unpredictability – you never see two marks, patterns, shapes or forms exactly the same, and it is this particular aspect that my ceramics connects to. This Terra Cotta Structure was decorated in a generous and loving way. It would make a lovely focal piece sitting in your home or garden to admire or use to hold dried sticks.