Welcome to my new venture, Charlotte Simpson Designs! Having spent fifteen years in the Financial Sector I have decided to take a leap of faith and pursue my passion for all things pretty.
I have been making little clay jewellery bowls for many years, experimenting with different styles, techniques and types of clay. I love the swirls and marble effects I can obtain by using polymer clays and whilst I adore all kinds of ceramics, I find there is something almost magical about the way the patterns and colours develop as I work with this type of clay.
Changing my career so drastically has been an exciting challenge, requiring a complete change of lifestyle and lots of hard work with an incredible amount of financial risk, but I have never been happier! I have learnt a lot over the past year – that money doesn’t buy happiness, that time passes far too quickly, and that the most important element of our brief time on Earth is the people with which we surround ourselves. In this regard, I’m the wealthiest person in the world.
I’d like to offer my endless thanks to Kelly Stewart, my wonderful photographer and even better friend, who has taught me so much about self belief, confidence and the things that actually matter in life. I’d like to thank the incredible Lara Hughes (who has been such a fabulous friend for well over twenty years!) for all of her advice, know how and technical input – thank you for allowing me to borrow your intelligence in the absence of my own! And thanks too to my husband, Earl, my daughter, Isabella and my mum, Toni, who have been so patient with me and have every (probably misguided!) confidence in my ability to succeed. I love you all. xx