So when I finally stopped skipping around the house in a whirl of excitement, I met with National Trust chap at Blickling Hall to discuss it and left samples of my work with him to show his NT colleagues in London at a meeting in March. He thinks they will agree with him that my ceramics would fit well in their gift shops.
If it gets the go ahead, I shall be VERY busy, but VERY, VERY happy! He took some of these above and also the blue 'Winter Tree' piece that you all liked from last time - the one below is the green version.
And of course, he took one of my signature quilt-block bowls .....
and these stacking starfish which came out of the kiln a few weeks ago.
So I have turned what I laughingly used to refer to as my studio into a very SERIOUS studio. It now has lots of space, lots of shelving, lots of light and some new equipment. I even have my eye on a larger kiln, (second-hand of course), and frankly I can't wait to 'get stuck in'.
Even if they say no, I am so flattered that they sought me out and asked me in the first place!
But keep your fingers crossed for me! I'll let you know what happens ....