I love my job!!!
I teach fused glass workshops at Compton's Glass Workshop
The Court Street Gallery, and (when I get the time) I produce my own glass art.
I realise how lucky I am to be able to earn a living doing what I love, and I am very fortunate to have a small but loyal troop of glass addicts who have stuck with me from the beginning.
I started my business in 2015 in a rickety old portacabin on my dads pig farm in Bradford-on-Avon, also with a 6 month old son (who has since been joined by a little brother in 2017) and no clue of what a business plan was or how to write one (and that has not changed!)
My aim has always been to give people confidence in their own ability, and to make my workshops accessible to everyone, no matter what age, ability or income.
When I first started my workshops in the portacabin, I was also very keen to share the space with other artists, giving them the opportunity to run their own classes, sharing their skills and passion with others.
The Court Street Gallery is a perfect space to develop this idea further, we have worked hard to get a fantastic range of artists and crafts people involved to provide Wiltshire with a melting pot of creativity.
I am really proud of how far I have come, I have learnt so much over the past few years and have grown in confidence in my own ability to run a successful business, providing for myself and my two boys.