Recently an interesting email dropped into my inbox – I’m not always able to fulfill requests I get. This time I was able to! I was asked to provide a set of dinner plates and tea plates for a photo shoot. I usually style all the photos I take myself so it’s really an opportunity to see what other people do with my work. It’s nice in a way just to be able to sit back and look at the photos!
The request was for a set of six and they’re glazed in vanilla cream which helps to create a rustic and simple look. The six dinner plates have a center swirl finish and the tea plates have the flat finish. This was mostly because of what I had to hand at the time of the shoot! It’s also pretty rare that I have plates on hand at all since they’re all made and glazed to order.
The setting for these photos was the beautiful Middleton Lodge just outside of Darlington. I’d never been before but it’s a really great venue. There are a variety of flexible spaces for hosting events depending on how many people are in your group. The main house is large and elegant but there are also smaller coach houses and a variety of gardens from formal to wild woodland.
The photos were styled by L27 Weddings who provides professional wedding planning. I particularly liked the floral arrangements here – all the cream colours with a slight purple hit give a soft effect. Thanks so much for the invitation to contribute to your shoot!
I also recently got an email from Feedspot telling me that my blog had been selected as a top 10 pottery blog. It actually made me feel a bit guilty about how little I’d been posting lately! Still it’s good to know there are actually people out there reading it haha!