The first few months of the year seem to be the best for reassessing and planning the year ahead. So for 2016 I’ve been learning all about the online world by taking part in an Etsy resolution programme. It has been enlightening thanks to the involvement of the Design trust and some lovely fellow makers. It’s going to take a while to digest the things I’ve learnt and let it filter through to the different aspects of my work. My fine art ceramics, photography and Art Pottery Workshops.
During the process I set up an online shop still very much a work in progress www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ChalkBluePottery This an offshoot of my community based pottery workshops. Examples for various projects/pop up markets and gifts for friends has built up over time and for the purpose of the Etsy programme I put them all together to create a small online business selling personalised ceramics. It’s a separate business from my fine art work as an artist, a way to supplement my income doing what I like doing making ceramics.
Amanda Rachel Toms