If you've been to our Westerham brocantes, you will have come across Vanessa and Caroline, the super-talented creative duo behind The Bluebell Studio and Bloomsmith & Clay, consisting of Vanessa Smith (a floral designer) and Caroline Robinson, a ceramic artist. Find out a little bit more about them what they do, here...
What is The Bluebell Studio?
The Bluebell Studio is our gorgeous studio (our home from home!), in Horley that has been running for eight years now and is known mostly for pottery painting, with individual painting sessions and parties for all ages. We still host our pottery painting workshops, but now also run clay and floral workshops, the perfect opportunity to gather some friends and get creative in a relaxed and friendly setting. It has also recently become the home of our new brand, BLOOMSMITH & CLAY.
So how did Bloomsmith & Clay come to be and what do you do?
Bloomsmith and Clay was formed last Summer when Caroline and I (Vanessa) met and became good friends.
I had just started a small floral design business called The Bloomsmith after a 29-year career in education when our paths crossed. Caroline was thinking about how to develop her love of creating beautiful ceramics at that time and was ready for a new challenge. We soon realised we had a shared passion for all things creative and vintage and were both ready to explore how we could have fun, combining and developing what we were both doing…so Bloomsmith & Clay was born!
Together we create beautiful hand-crafted ceramic and floral design that reflects our love of natural and botanical elements, combined with a touch of vintage.
As well as workshops, we create stunning florals and lovingly handmade ceramics for weddings, anniversaries, christenings and other special events and our studio also doubles up as a beautiful shop showcasing a range of gorgeous handmade ceramics, stunning florals and vintage items.
Caroline and Vanessa are a fabulous duo who put their heart, soul and warm personalities into everything they do. Look out for them and their collection of ceramics, vintage and floral designs at fairs and country markets throughout the year. They'd love to see you at their studio, it's well worth a little drive over to Horley, or you can visit their website or social media for more information and examples of their services and creations!