Today I wanted to take you behind the scenes of packing orders. Okay, so it's maybe not the most exciting part of what I do, but it is a large part of what I do. And I've never really found the right place to talk about it. If you follow me on Instagram and Twitter you'll know I (over)share quite a lot of what goes on behind the scenes with photos there, but not so much the space to write about what I goes on.
I create most of my items in my studio in Wiltshire. This is sunrise from my house. (I know right), I feel so very lucky to live here. I work in my studio conservatory which has some good points and some bad points, perhaps we will explore these another day.
Pretty much everything you see in my shop is created or hand illustrated by me.
It can be a labour of love as sometimes the kiln gods are kind. Sometimes they are not kind.
I pack each order using recycled materials where possible. If none are available, I will do my very best to use materials which can be recycled once you have received your item.
With most ceramic items, I will use tissue paper to make a cosy bed for your order.
This is then placed into another box and padded out, usually with recycled materials. I have found empty tape rolls to be especially robust and useful!