"My practice had developed significantly since leaving University. It had been a long time since I had had an intelligent and considered conversation about the work and my practice as a whole. I had two aspects to my work which were intrinsically linked, yet putting that in to words, I struggled. My functional wares had developed from the decorative, but I had reached a point where, although related they felt leaps and bounds apart, that my attempts to explain my practice as a whole were jumbled and lacking. Through discussions with Melody, the ideas became clearer, ordered but also her questions made me aware of and open to areas previously completely unconsidered. This was furthered with her written response, so eloquently articulated and in doing so helped with my own understanding of my practice."
- Harriet Elkerton, ceramicist