Making the second pair of mosaic Magpies has been just as rewarding as the first pair, perhaps even more so – I’ve now met my client and we’ve become firm friends through our obsession with vintage ceramics. I’ve seen her collection and I know we are kindred spirits in our attraction for Midwinter pottery and all things designed by Kathie Winkle!
I was so pleased to be able to deliver this pair of double sided mosaic Magpies in person and see them being placed in the garden of my client in Melton Mowbray. It was a pleasure to see them being enjoyed in situ from the kitchen window of their new home and to finally meet the lady who commissioned me.
My fascination with birds was instilled from an early age – my father was a keen bird watcher and I’ve definitely inherited a love of birds from him. I often wish we had gone bird watching together when I was young, but back then I hadn’t appreciated that those opportunities might not be there when I grew up.
Nowadays, when I design my mosaics to create birds, I think of my father fondly and I imagine he would have found them amusing, especially since I recreate their feathers and forms using up-cycled vintage crockery!