Liz Jones

‘Marthas Grandad’

‘Martha’s Grandad’ started when drawing and making clay work with my young daughter Martha. Collecting flowers on our walks and learning the names of the garden birds with Grandad began the first series of ceramic work that are all individually handcrafted.

Based in the beautiful coastal town of Conwy in North Wales and within walking distance of the castle and picturesque quay, Martha’s Grandad studio is set in a stone outbuilding in the backyard of my home.

The coastal paths and country walks have been a continuous source of inspiration whether being the flowers and grasses found along hedge ways with the buzzing of bumble bees or the various garden birds flying in and out of birdhouses.

The Martha’s Grandad collection also features vintage lace which is a nostalgic nod to my Grandmother’s petticoat and is recognised for its strong cobalt blue. A strong feature of the range is the embossed pattern which is emphasised by gold or platinum lustre.

Other fond memories include afternoon tea and cake with Uncle Frank & Auntie Edith, which is reflected in the blue and white flowers associated with my Grannie’s blue & white tea cup.