2Spots is owned and run by me, Sarah (see below for more about me!), from my home in Colden Common. There are various elements to 2Spots: handmade ceramics, hand and footprint items, pottery painting, clay clubs and pottery classes, workshops and parties.
I generally work by appointment from home for baby hand and footprints although I can travel to your baby/toddler/NCT group if you are in the Winchester/Eastleigh area. I also hold “pop-up” sessions for painted hand and footprints at The Leaf & Bean Cafe in Winchester.
I hold regular adult pottery classes at my home or, if you have a family group or group of friends who would like to spend an hour or two getting creative, I can offer tailored sessions for clay workshops and pottery painting. In the school holidays I often hold pottery painting afternoons at The Leaf & Bean Cafe in Winchester.
I can also offer pottery painting parties or clay workshops for children and/or adults at your home or party venue.
I am a mum of two girls and have had a passion for pottery for over 20 years. I love anything crafty and one of my favourite things to do (besides making things) is to spend time with my family near the Dorset or Cornish coasts in our campervan Daisy.
By trade I am a mechanical engineer, but after having my children I decided to try a change of career and turn a hobby that I love into a business. I am very lucky to have a “handy husband” who built me a workshop in our garden.
It’s wonderful to be in my workshop making stock and developing new products by throwing on the potter’s wheel, rolling out clay slabs and hand building – particularly when it’s cold outside and the kiln has been on to make the workshop warm! It’s also brilliant to have a job where I can work creatively with a mixture of ages from babies to adults.
Pottery is a fantastic medium to work with as it holds no bounds – the possibilities of form, decoration, texture and pattern are endless! I feel really inspired when I am near the sea and enjoy looking for natural items to create patterns and texture in my work. I also love looking at (and collecting!) vintage china and seeing how the decoration has been created.