Updated: Sep 28
It has taken 30 years for me to arrive at the point where I feel Renée Kilburn Ceramics has become a business.
Meanwhile, I have been through
🌱 3 creative educations.
🌱 3 positions of being a pottery assistant.
🌱 Running a ceramic production company with my husband.
🌱 Raising a family and looking after ill and dying Mother and Father inlaw.
🌱 Starting my own company and realising where my strengths and skills lie. Also learning everything around the business aspect itself.
As a one man operation, it can become very intense sometimes.
Researching....and so on.
I do have a wonderful husband who helps with plaster work, setting up exhibitions, deliveries and other bits and bobs. Like cutting and grinding all the flower stems.
It was mainly as I started focusing on making ceramics for the garden, when selling became more frequent. I find it easier to display work in a garden setting then to fight for space in a shop or gallery.
Living in England where there are a lot of National Trust properties and other large houses with gardens surrounding them, and where they hold regular outdoor exhibitions for garden sculpture, helps us artists and sculptours a lot.
Especially now in Covid times when the outdoor events could start up again.