Nostalgic natural impressions............
My main range is Ceramic Botanist by Louise Condon Designs is based purely on botanicals. I create vases from minis to large scale statement pieces, jugs, wall plaques, splash backs, plates, large statement platters, garden style sculptural pieces and a recent addition lights.
I work with stoneware clays, crank and porcelain. My work is fired up to 1260degrees. I create a glossy effect on porcelain pieces and stoneware pieces are glazed on the inside to hold water. I glaze all over upon request. I colour my ceramics using oxides and stains to highlight the imprints left after firing by the plants. Every piece i create is unique as i use real plants to capture that moment in time.
I work on a variety of personal commissions creating pieced using botanicals from gardens which is a popular gift idea for plant lovers. I find it intriguing to see which stems people select to represent their connection to their gardens.
Creating everlasting pieces using the floral wedding bouquet is a lovely gift idea for family and friends and a statement piece to mark a special day.
I also create sensitive and subtle memories of a loved ones funeral stems or garden flowers.
Designing and making one off pieces by hand in my garden studio in Chester. Recent works have been on display in Galleries including Oriel Mostyn, Country living fairs, RHS shows, Curated Makers,Working with florists, flower farmers, Flowers from the farm, and the Great British Gardens UK.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show I was awarded 4 star presentation for my stand and featured on the BBC.
RHS Tatton Park Flower Show I was awarded 5 star presentation for my trade stand and Best Botanical Tradestand award.