Stallholder Profile for Sunbird Pottery
Your name: Jan Hornett
Your business name and facebook/website name and link: Sunbird Pottery is the name I use for my Etsy shop
The suburb/town you live in now: Bowen
What is it that you make and what skills do you use?: I make pottery items, mainly wheel thrown, and altering some to make a more interesting piece. I make both functional as well as decorative pottery.
What inspired you to start your business?: Looking for an interesting hobby on retirement I learnt pottery and then needed an avenue to sell it so I can make more.
How long have you been creating?: 18 years
Is it a full time/part time hobby or business?: Part time hobby/business
Where do you sell your creations?: Etsy shop (on line), local exhibitions, home sales,The Handmade Expo
What makes you so special or different?: I specialise in crystalline glazing, which few potters tackle due to its challenges. It is labor intensive and more expensive. The results are worth it in the long run.
What is the most rewarding part of what you do?: That’s easy - opening the kiln and having others appreciate your work.
What is your favourite product to make?: Sculptural pieces that are unique and let the form develop as you go.
Do you teach classes or workshops?: At our local pottery club “Bowen Potters Group” I help out every Wednesday. Anybody who wants to learn can come along. We are well equipped and have clay, etc, for sale. We are at 18 Beach Ave Queens Beach from 9am to 12md.