There is something really satisfying about creating pieces of work to order.
I’m not sure whether it’s handing over the completed item, knowing it has been made with a particular person or story in mind, or the relationships that I build with my customers along the way, but I like that I can help make someones vision a reality and that the end result is always a personal one.
Either way, when I’m packing up my pieces ready for delivery, I can’t help but get a mixed feeling of nervous excitement and anticipation, and despite the fact that I’ve been doing this for a very long time now, I still find myself asking the same two questions. 1. Will they get there in one piece? 2. Will they be everything they hoped they would be? So far, so good.
The pieces below were for an intimate May Day Wedding. I hand made and coloured each of the 50 guests a heart shaped favour with a hand written message from the bride and groom on the back. The hearts were painted with a smooth clear matt glaze, and finished with a sweet pea decal and co-ordinating ribbons to compliment the flowers in the Bride’s bouquet.