What’s the story behind your product?
Whilst visiting the Barbican Centre I was inspired by the Brutalist architecture and the use of concrete. My love for using concrete began with jewellery, ( I am a trained jeweller of 45 years), from these creations I started making bowls and items for the home resulting in my final product: a bowl that has many uses from a jewellery holder to a larger version that makes a statement table decoration.
What’s innovative or unique about your product?
All the bowls are hand – made which makes each one slightly different, the rough concrete exterior compliments the lustrous interior. To create the vibrant colour and shine I line each bowl with coloured foil and seal with a transparent lacquer. When used with a tea light or fairy lights the effect is quite luminous.
Who is your product's target audience?
The target audience is any person who likes hand – made items to enjoy in their home, the bowls make unusual and personal gifts.