Bone China Flowers
I have been making bone china flowers for 11 years now. It all started in May of 2004 when I offered to be a volunteer at Coalport China Museum during my final years at University. On my first day I was taught how to make roses out of bone china clay by a lovely lady called Mary who had been a demonstrator at museum for years. On day 3 of my practicing making these flower, 3 visitors to the museum asked me how many years I had been making them. This brought fits of giggles from me and I responded 2 days! It seemed my apprenticeship in rose flower making was over. However there were many other flowers such as the daffodil, daisy and the spiky one as I still call it which took a bit longer than 2 days to master. But I was a complete natural. I remember just knowing I would be able to make them before I even tried.
This voluntary role led led to being offered a job, as very soon Mary decided to retire. So from then on I have done the odd days work at Coalport China Museum.
I still love it to this very day and always look forward to my shifts at the Museum. I find it very therapeutic and rewarding. My love of flower making are what led me to develop my flower people.