FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Commissions/Collaborations

I am always happy to discuss potential commissions and collaborations. Collaborations are fantastic for remaining artistically engaged! I love working with chefs and stylists to find ways of presenting food and homes in a beautiful, aesthetic and artistic manner.

I love your work but am not sure how to go about commissioning or designing pieces?

Design/Commission Process

  1. Talk to me – I need to get to know you and what you are looking for.  If you are a chef or venue, what experience are you trying to present? I have many samples of styles and finishes that allow me to demonstrate the range of possibilities.
  2. Development and prototyping – a small fee confirms this next stage of the commissioning/design process.  I will produce small forms that give an indication of finishes, shapes and colours.
  3. Selection – we work together to make the final selection – it is a collaborative process with feedback at each of the initial stages.
  4. Order – Once we are happy on the form, colour and finish we can discuss your order.  I will send you a quote outlining the costs and timeline of the project.  I ask for a 50% deposit to secure your order.  Please remember though that my work is bespoke, handmade and a reflection of years of learning, practice and skill.  I am not a machine and there will be minor differences in size, I work to a tolerance of +/- 1cm.  I use all natural oxides to colour my work and sometimes the quality of these oxides does change and is out of my control.  I carry out a rigorous testing process to minimise any minute colour changes.
  5. Production – Once the deposit has been paid, I will begin making your bespoke work.  I apply my years of practice, learning and skill to ensure that each item meets my high standards of quality.  All stoneware work is designed for durability and function.  Unless mentioned otherwise it is foodsafe, dishwasher safe and oven proof.  All bases are carefully polished to ensure a smooth surface and all jugs are tested for pourability!  All my work is designed to look good, feel good and perform the task it was designed for!
  6. When everything is finished I will let you know and send you a photograph of your finished work.  Delivery will be organised upon payment of the balance.
Gosh, it takes a long time?

Not really given the experience and skill that goes into making each piece.  On average it takes me 4- 6 weeks to turn around orders.  Large orders (for instance a full restaurant service can take up to 3 months design and development and then 8 weeks production).  I work from my specially designed home studio and make each piece individually on a wheel.  It is worth the wait! I have many happy customers!

I’ve seen a picture of a piece I really like but it’s not on this website?

Please contact me with specifics and I will let you know if it is possible to make or backorder.  It is not possible to list everything I have ever made on my website.

Where can I buy your work?

You can buy direct from me or my stockists.  I am in the process of setting up an online store to make purchases easier.  In the meantime, please get in touch

Can I stock your work in my gallery/store/online store?

I’m always happy to discuss stocking with you – please contact me and we can talk about it.

I am a stylist – I’d love to use your work in a shoot – do you hire work out or can I borrow it?

I’d love to hear from you – please get in touch and I can let you know what is available.

Do you teach?

I do indeed. I love teaching and run classes for both adults and children.   I offer classes in Kintsugi techniques (from beginners to advanced) and also run a series of handbuilding and throwing classes.  At the moment I teach via Fremantle Arts Centre and the Tresillian Centre, Nedlands in Perth, Western Australia.  I am always open to running workshops or special one off classes in other locations and interstate. Please get in touch if you are interested in setting up some specialist workshops.