Pat Smith creates unique textile pieces, bags, and cushions. She has been enjoying her new found freedom in retirement and is now spending more time in her workroom creating new pieces.
“My love of sewing has grown and changed over the years. It started with dressmaking in the sixties, but has now evolved into more creative work.” she says, “John likes his pots to be functional, I am the same with my work: I have therefore begun to design and make silk evening bags, which I have sold at craft venues around the country, cushions in a variety of materials and a miscellany of smaller items, ideal for gifts that are that little bit different. A new addition to the range is a silk embroidered mobile phone/ipod pouch. A marriage of art and technology.
“Colour is very important to me and to enable me to combine this with my love of fabrics I am beginning to create in a purely artistic and decorative way. I am starting with small wall hangings and framed designs, but who knows, by the time you come to visit they may, like Topsy, have just grown!”
Pat and John run weekend pottery courses – Pat loves cooking.
“Cooking is also a passion and the thought of having a group of like-minded people around our kitchen table discussing their potting exploits and sharing a wholesome meal is very appealing. I hope it appeals to you. Please do not worry if you have any special dietary needs, as like most cooks I have many cookbooks that sit on my shelves, but rarely get used. I will therefore be delighted to produce a meal that you can enjoy.”