Today, I’m handing over to my very talented friend Suzanne, the creator of such beautiful porcelain and clay products as this…
Aren’t they gorgeous? Read on to find out what inspires Suzanne and what’s on her home interiors shopping list…
Hi Suzanne, welcome to Glass Jars & Photographs. Can you tell us a bit more about yourself?
Hi, my name is Suzanne King and I make pottery at my husbands farm in Stratton on the Fosse which is close to Bath. I hand throw pots on the wheel in red clay and white porcelain. I have been doing this since I was 20 years old, and learned in America. My work is designed to use. I have visions of lots of family and friends making memories with my pottery, living with them.
What does your work life look like?
I am self employed and I only work one day a week on my pottery and lots of evenings and weekends. I have been running my business off and on for 15 years and love the freedom of making things I love. I do kids parties and teach sometimes too. The rest of the time I work with the homeless as an outreach worker in Mendip, based in Wells.
Where do you get your inspiration?
I love making things that people like using or putting in their home. I am also a fine artist and paint and make sculpture, but for pots it’s a very intuitive thing. Pots are made very physically and I love this – I used to be a dancer so I think a lot of my inspiration comes from letting the clay tell it’s own story.
What does your own home look like?
My home is quite functional. I don’t think my creativity is best displayed there! I realise that most of my creativity goes into making things and I find it harder to make my home one of these places. It’s funny, but it makes me nervous! My home is more of a collective of many different styles. I like it, but it’s definitly not my best work!
What would your ultimate home buy be?
A big slab coffee table in raw wood, or a huge kitchen with a massive table in the centre.