Amazon Rain Forest

“Can you paint the outside toilet as a jungle?”

What a request! – And an absolute delight this commission turned out to be. The Painted Teapot is a popular pottery-painting studio in the heart of Dronfield in North East Derbyshire. Paula Newcombe who recently took over the business, wanted it to inspire people who come to paint their pots. I’d painted an Enchanted Wood on the walls of her customer’s toilet at her other business Planet Pot in Sheffield, so we both understood what was expected. I brought along my friend Kaja Switalska along with me and before long we were painting it together. This is what we produced.

Here are some of the customer’s beautifully painted ceramics.