I should have gone to the press preview at Masterpiece but time got the better of me. My husband keeps on saying ‘let time be your friend’ which is what my children’s running coach keeps on telling them about running downhill. That doesn’t help much either.
I was thinking how to make a little time for myself. Time to empty my head and create space to be inspired again. Then what happens? The persuasive Melinda Ashton-Turner pops round with chocolate and Guinness cake to discuss plans for her Creative CoOp. How can you say no to Melinda? She is the co-founder of a creative collective, a bespoke group with varied experience in the media and publishing industry that volunteer their services to talented designers and crafts people.
One of those talented crafts people is British ceramicist Hannah Morrow and her company called H for Hannah. Her passion is English bone china, made beautifully.
The Hedy and Elem collections both celebrate the ceramic tradition of fine bone china handmade by a small family run manufacturer in Stoke-on-Trent using techniques used for hundreds of years.
Each piece has a quiet beauty that is deceptively simple. The quality is evident in every piece, so wafer thin that the light shines through them. Shapes are crafted in soft curvaceous forms that are lovely to hold and use.
Hannah’s signature style draws from many influences, which range from her grandmother’s Austrian roots and modern aesthetic to all types of design, Japan, TV and food. Her aim is to design beautiful products that may become objects of desire but are for people to enjoy every day.
Creative Co-op created a new set of images for H for Hannah by celebrated photographer Anders Gramer and stylist Melinda Ashton Turner.
I said yes to helping with PR. Perhaps by giving something back to an industry that I love and has been so good to me over the years should be my pause for thought.