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Esther Coombs
by Christine Hembling (http://www.paperandcloth.co.uk)
that I couldn’t be without making quit my full time job and started
art work or having some kind devoting half my week to the new
of craft outlet. I was looking for application of my drawings on to
something to give my doodles ceramics and glass. Now I work
some meaning when a friend half the week at the lovely Victoria
commissioned me to make a cake & Albert museum in London and
stand for a wedding. The theme half the week I do arty things in
was grannies and so it began… my home/studio. Currently it’s
After a lot of deliberation and a mix of drawing, making cake
several more commissions, I stands, doing window displays,
You may have already spotted
Esther Coombs and her illustrative
work on ceramics but read on to
find out more about how she got
started and what inspires her.
“I have always doodled on things;
I guess it is the thing I really
feel at home with. Even when
I feel like I’m not doing it very
well, drawing fits. I have a BA in
Applied Arts. I have worked in
and run vintage/design shops,
museums and galleries. I’ve done
a bit of travelling, enjoy living in
London and realised over time
2 ukhandmade Winter 2008
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