Hi lovely people,
I’m Amanda & here is some stuff about me,
I am the maker and owner of R R Home.
Rocket and Rose was established in December 2015, whilst I was on maternity leave from my much loved florist job. Always a plant and flower lover from an early age thanks to my Mum. It was evident I would end up doing something creative.
I have truly been on a creative journey over the last few years. As most of you would know I am a florist and I was a concrete artisan. My products were sold in my online store and through stockists over the last 4 years. But unfortunately due to a bad neck injury I had to sadly sell my concrete business in mid 2019.
Feeling a bit lost I decided to venture into the world of clay and go back to my other love.. flowers! Hoping I would be able to continue to create pretty things still without so much pressure on my poor neck...So far so good, my neck is manageable using clay and designing bouquets. I’m back to working with flowers yay! Which I missed incredibly.
I’m currently creating vases for my dried flower creations, to vessels and even small trays. I must admit I’m practicing everyday and experimenting like crazy. I’m so new to this so I have loads to learn. Clay is certainly a lot different from working with concrete for so long.
The amazing thing I love about clay is that I can simply create a new design by hand at any time. No need for silicone molds or form. Which I honestly feel in a way restricted me while making concrete products. Working with clay is so freeing. I absolutely love it.
I’m currently enjoying the change of pace and I can’t wait to learn more. I have a wheel thrown course coming up soon with the amazing Jo Norton from Norton & Norton. Wish me luck!! I’m excited and I can’t wait to share with you all what I have learnt.
I hope you enjoy my current work and thanks for following along on my journey.