One of the best things about sharing my images of my artisan boards on social media is seeing how people react to my designs and hearing feedback. So it’s always amazing when I see other people sharing my work. Over the Christmas period many of you sent me pictures of your artisan boards in action!
Some of you were using them as cheese boards, pizza boards, food serving boards, chopping boards for vegetables etc. I LOVE how much you guys love them! My aim when creating and selling my work is to offer original art at an affordable price, so that art can be accessible to everyone.
As I adapt and grow as an artist, so does my body of work. When I first moved into my studio (around March 2016) I didn’t quite know what to make, so I had a wonderful few months of experimenting. I soon realised that creating abstract seascape and landscapes was what spoke to me, inspired me. I am very lucky to have visited many places in the world (it is in my aim to slowly see the entire world over a lifetime), so a lot of my inspiration comes from awesome landscapes that I have seen.
After 6 months or so of creating abstract landscape wall art, I began wondering how I could take things to the next level. It was then I started to create artworks on boards which could be used in the kitchen and home. I initially made a few pieces (probably around 15-20) and took them to the Wilmslow Artisan Market. I was BLOWN AWAY by the response – they sold out almost immediately! I began experimenting in my studio with different board shapes, various kinds of wood, colours and designs etc. Over the next few months I began making lots of different artisan boards, selling them online via my website shop or Etsy shop, and taking them to local art and craft fairs.
As I mentioned earlier, I’m always looking for ways to improve and take things to the next level. So I have introduced coasters and bowls to my collection of artisan home decor. To make sure that my coasters would be able to sustain everyday wear and tear I took a set home with me months ago, and they are still looking great!
I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has so far sent me images of their artisan boards in use – do send me your own pictures, I’d love to see them! I’ve got lots of new and exciting pieces coming to my shop soon, so be sure to keep an eye out!