Hi, Welcome to another featured crafter article, V’s Pottery Shed who recently won our Spring Forth Wednesday mini challenge on Facebook with her lovely blue teapot with hand painted birds.
My name is Victoria Leggett and my business is called V’s Pottery Shed. I hand paint ceramics and host mobile pottery parties for various events. I am based in Norwich, Norfolk.
I started out about six months ago after a trip to Centre Parcs when staff at the pottery studio threatened to keep my work to display it in their craft room! I then realised I had a bit of a knack for decorative ceramics which is also something I really enjoy. When we got home I looked into starting my own pottery business and that’s when I bought my kiln and my fiancée built me a shed to keep it in. Hence, V’s Pottery Shed was born! I have since expanded to making hand crafted ceramic necklaces.
My item range includes coasters, door plaques, soap dispensers, teapots (all sizes), flower pots, vases, mugs, plates, oil burners, money boxes, trinket boxes, egg cups, Christmas decorations and other seasonal gifts. My range is forever expanding. All items can be personalised and hand painted to suit everyone’s taste.
I love nature; it’s the main inspiration for my designs. We see some ‘bootiful’ sunsets in Norfolk. I find that the array of colours, silhouettes and shadows created by sunsets inspire my designs. Some of my favourite pieces include my ‘spring morning chorus’ collection. All the work is of my own design and I hope you love them as much as I do!
Along with selling my original pieces, I also host pottery painting parties for all ages and events. I find these events are great fun for people; they can get hands on and paint a ceramic of their very own. I then take the items back to the shed to fire and return them within ten days. Kids and grown-ups can’t resist painting an item of their choice.
My passion for art began in childhood following in my father’s footsteps who was always doing something artistic and encouraged this in me. My career path has invariably been creative from hairdressing to cake baking to painting. The only training I have done is a one day course where I learnt how to glaze the pottery.
Most of my work is sold through my Facebook page and networking on other craft pages. Occasionally I will display my work at local craft fairs. I also take commissions from most sources. I have been overwhelmed by the lovely comments from my followers on Facebook and of course from the people who have bought my work. I find these kind words motivate me. It would be great for V’s Pottery Shed to become V’s Pottery Shop in the future!