Pot Yer Tits Away Luv
Pot Yer Tits Away Luv all started with a pot for my boyfriend’s Christmas present! I made him a pot that represented me and someone else really loved it and asked if was planning on making anymore. I then made five pots and sold them via my personal Instagram. People got in touch and asked if I was doing commissions, which got me thinking about how I didn’t know of anyone else making customised tit pots. I wanted my work to be more inclusive so in the last few months I’ve been creating pots that represent a wider range of women. I think people are so hung up on how we look these days so it’s nice to strip it back and say, “Everyone is different, stop worrying, concentrate on bigger things.”
As young as I can remember I was wearing clothes that expressed who I was. My mum and I have very similar taste so I definitely get it from her. As I’m getting a little older I’m spending less money on clothing and more on homeware. You can tell just as much about someone from what their home looks like.
I’m so proud to be Scottish. Scotland in general gets such a bad rep. Apparently we’re shit at everything, miserable and the weather is crap. I couldn’t think of anything further from the truth, apart from the weather—that is true. My experiences of Scottish people are that they’re very true to themselves. They’re social, kind and funny. I definitely wouldn’t have the sense of humour that I do if it wasn’t for being Scottish. My work has definitely been influenced by my sense of humour.
It took me a long time to feel brave enough to share my work with people. The pots I create are a replica of someone else so it feels easier to show. They’re way less personal than other stuff I’ve created over the years. Pottery to me is half therapeutic, half frustrating as fuck. It’s always felt like a good outlet for my energy because it’s enjoyable but it’s something I’ve really had to work at, and for the first time I’ve found something to be dedicated to. It’s really nice pushing yourself to become better.
Starting a business has made a massive impact on my life. I’m really proud of what I’ve achieved in the past 18 months. When things go wrong I love a good rant. I’ve just always had to verbalise how I feel before moving on, otherwise it’ll just eat me up. Failure isn’t really something I like to dwell on, you just have to learn from it and move on.
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