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One year on in association with Curocarte

I cannot believe it was a whole year ago that Curocarte came to visit my studio all the way from Mumbai, India. I am deeply indebted to Pragya Aswathi and Chhavi Saklani from the company, who first spotted my work and approached me about the possibility of marketing my Raku work in India. They really take care of their makers and highly value crafts. They are a rare company indeed.
I'm very proud of this achievement, and it's an opportunity you only get once in life! From showing at Edida the India Design Festival, a full page ad in GQ magazine and having a work on show at the Elle Design Awards 2017, it's been deeply touching to have seen my pottery works so valued.
It's not quite the same story here in the UK...but perhaps a move to India is on the cards..well perhaps!

Elle Decor Awards, Delhi 2016

GQ magazine double advert Nov 2016 Indian edition

with Pragya Aswathi the Procurements manager at Curocarte August 2016 


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