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challenging than other craft markets I had experienced and the quality was very high.

I joined the mafia last year and sold at ‘Handmade Haven’, their monthly market in Mono throughout the year. The group is about supporting one another and sharing skills as much as about running markets and it has been great having that network to share experiences, advice and fun with.

Where do you create your work, please can you describe your work setting?

My workshop is in a shop unit close to Glasgow city centre. I have a room in the back for my kilns and glaze mixing area, a small kitchen and toilet and a larger room at the front where I run classes and make

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my work. It is a lovely bright space with big windows at the front, I was really lucky to be offered the unit as it is not very easy to find affordable workspace which doesn’t leak, is heated, has natural light and is spacious in Glasgow.

Govan Housing Association, the owners, along with local arts charities Roots in the Community and Plantation Productions raised funds to refurbish the interiors and exteriors of five shop units along part of the main street in Govan. The new shops are full of arts organizations, so although I work on my own, there are lots of people around I can chat too and if necessary call on if I need help with anything. I often work in partnership with the other organisations, running ceramics classes for groups they have set up

or getting involved in local festivals and events.

You recently did a wonderful ceramic installation for “the house for an art lover” can you tell us the inspiration behind the installation and how that came about?

‘House for an Art Lover’ is a beautiful building situated in Bellahouston Park in Glasgow. It was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901, although was not built at that time. He had designed it for a competition but was disqualified for late submission. It was however, built in the 1990s and is now established with a sculpture park surrounding it, a programme of exhibitions, a design and craft shop and restaurant.

I was approached by the artistic director, Jimmy Cosgrove; he had Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90  |  Page 91  |  Page 92  |  Page 93  |  Page 94  |  Page 95  |  Page 96  |  Page 97  |  Page 98
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