Monday, 14 January 2013
A little Laura Lee History!
Group Graze - Raddle
My sheep design was first created in 2001
I was 21, living in a little Gate House, with my partner and our baby daughter, Amber
Gate House sounds really posh, it was in fact a pre-fab. bungalow built in the 60's.
The main house was being re-developed by our landlord, so our nearest neighbour was nearly a mile away
We lived in Dorset surrounded by countryside near Hambledon Hill (for those of you who know the area?)
Many of my early pieces were inspired by the countryside, animals and farms surrounding our home.
I remember the old farmer who used to visit me on his rounds, to see if I needed any manure for the rose bed, he had such a thick accent that it was only on his third or fourth visit that I actually worked out what he was talking about!
Back then the design looked like this
The design was called
Painted free-hand, no two sheep are ever the same!
My customers loved the idea of naming them or counting them!
In 2012 the Green sheep design retired to make way for new designs
I created a few brown sheep pieces which were very popular but I missed the vibrant colours that I am used to in my work
At the end of 2012 I created "Raddle" a Colourful version of my sheep design!
Introduced as a mug in December 2012 I am looking forward to adding tea set pieces and to growing the collection!
That's it history lesson over for today!
I hope you have enjoyed learning a little more about me and my work