Often if you are interviewed one of the key questions is what inspires you. I don't know about you but I find answering this succinctly really quite difficult! So much is osmosis... but I'm making an effort now to try to be a little more analytical about what I am doing. You never know - a cohesive collection may emerge next year - ha!
Looking at my work over the past few years... (not that I've been sitting leafing through it all as it likes to hide from me ;)) I do notice a few threads. One is old china.
I love, love, love these colours and the delicate little details too. I've had this plate for years and I use it. It either belonged to my great grandmother or I found it at a boot sale. I can't remember which, rather awful of me - do you see what I did there? Talking like those gels in Downton Abbey (early 20th century British drama).
This is part of my developing card range for ink.paint.paper. This is definitely modelled on one of the cups from great granny's tea set. Looking at this I see how much the patterns of the 192o's ( or 1910's?) clash with the 1970's curtains and teapot that I also love!
So - in conclusion - I'd have to say that crockery is a huge influence!!:)) What about you? Do you have a key influence?