31 May 2012

A Conversation with Adele of Borrowed Earth

Adele and the team from Borrowed Earth create a beautiful range of handcrafted ceramic homeware reflecting the New Zealand identity and spirit and incorporating patterns/images of flora, fauna, colonial lace, pacifica and much more.  Here, Adele offers us an insight into her creative world...

Who is Borrowed Earth?

Borrowed Earth is me Adele and my partner Richard and Cathy who works part time with us.

What’s your “handmade groove ?”

We make a range of handmade ceramics and we are hoping to make a few other things as well. We currently have made a few Lamps and shades.

What’s on your bedside table right now? (hey, no tidying up or censoring)

I Am That by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaja, The Mayan Prophecies for 2012 and a bunch of magazines.

Who are your creative role models? What music, books, images, poetry spark your creative fire?

Thats hard there are so many amazing people out there doing inspiring things. Really everything is inspiration!

I like to listen to all sorts of music and be open minded to all grooves! Like to read books that make you think and help on the spiritual journey of life. Creative role models? Anyone who has the guts to put themselves out there and make honest work.

What could you talk late into the night about with like minded people?

Oh religion is a good one. Being Vegan and the benefits of a plant based diet on the soul the earth and animals. Technical clay stuff.

If you could go to three free workshops/creative events this year which ones would they be? What are they about?

Ceramic workshops in America they sound so awsome.
Crochet and Pattern making
Erckhart Tolle workshops

How do you balance your creative life with your family, life commitments?

I think everyone has trouble with this one. Let me know if anyone has worked it out and please let me know!

What is your favourite creative screw-up?

Trying manufactured slip cast ware, didn't work and made us realize that handmade is always best!

Kitchen table or studio?


Do you have a wish list? Can you tell us what’s on it?

On a personal level I wish I could find balance and somehow fit more into my day and have boundless energy! On a global level I wish everyone would find what they love and have the courage to do it, it would change so much.... Happy people make for a happy world! Oh and if everyone would stop eating meat and start loving the planet.....I could go on and on...xx

You can find Borrowed Earth products ... here
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1 comment:

  1. Just loving those cake stands, just popped over to your site, lots of cool colors,
    cheers Marie


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