Heres the fourth Installment in my Weekly Feature *Folksy Seller Interviews* Get to know your faourite Folksy sellers and find new favourites!
Folksy Shop: Tait Gallery
How Long have you been on Folksy? About a year
Describe what you create: I make small ceramic gifts and handthrown pots.
How did you get into your craft? I have just completed 8 years at art school starting from scratch and working up to an MA in Contemporary fine art that I finished this month. I first learned about ceramics during my foundation year in 2003 but i haven't had the chance to use clay again until I set up my own pottery (really a draughty garage with squirrels nesting in the roof) about a year ago.
What inspires you? My Fine art practice is quite complex in its motivation. My ceramics are concieved in a simple format and then enhanced each time I make new ones with different ideas, patterns and designs. My handthrown bowls range from the humerous to the purely decorative. I'll be listing more of them over the coming months in my folksy and etsy shops.
Which item for sale in your Folksy shop is your favourite? My customers are drawn towards the bride and groom ceramics and the necklaces are also very popular. I prefer the 'may contain nuts' bowls and I'm very fond of the pi dish as well.
What makes you unique? I've never seen anything like some of my pieces. I design in response to things my custmers ask for and these things enhance the range of pieces I make. I'm currently making 80 ceramic placecards for a wedding in August. The bride wanted a bird theme so I made ceramic doves which are now available as a bride and groom set in my Folksy shop.
If you won the Lottery how would you spend your millions? I'd convert the garage into a real workshop with glass sliding doors and a kiln that fires to stoneware temperatures. I'd also buy a new winter coat.
If you would like to see more of Tait Gallerys Wonderful Ceramics visit http://www.folksy.com/shops/taitgallery