Sunday, May 23, 2010

Alliday Artist: Meet Pottery by Jezz!

Tell us a little about yourself and your business.
I have built up several different ‘collections’ of pots, depending on the colour. Each colour is named after a county in England (as I’m English). This gives added interest and it’s a good conversation starter!

What do you create?
I make pottery bowls, mugs, vases, and have a go at all sorts of different pieces.

What do YOU love about the products you make?
They are definitely one of a kind!

Where do you find inspiration?
I have only to go into my garden and pick some leaves which I then use on a piece to give another dimension.

The Alliday Show believes that everyday should be celebrated as a holiday! That being said, which holiday do you wish were everyday and why?
Being from England, I still celebrate “Boxing Day” (26 Dec) because it’s an excuse to have a party with my friends!

If you could create a new holiday, what would it be and how would it be celebrated?
“pay it forward” day. Do something for someone and pass it on… have a block party in the neighborhood to celebrate the good life!

Any funny holiday memories or stories you’d like to share?
Will you be unveiling any new goods at Alliday? I have some new pieces that I’ve been working on… just come and have a look!

What are you most excited about for the upcoming Alliday Show?
Showing my ceramics and getting to know the shoppers interested in my artwork: Forming new friendships

Rapid Fire Questions!
Your favorite color
To wear: green

Medium you:
Love to work in: clay

Favorite all-time musical artist: Eric Clapton
Favorite food to eat: Indian Curry
Favorite food to cook: Toad–in-the-hole
Favorite place you’ve been: New Zealand
Place you’d love to go to: somewhere tropical