Graeme & Inga of Buird (2 min Read)

Radical Giving - Buird Pottery

What's your life motto?

Do what you love.

What have you learnt so far?

Set yourself achievable goals. Don’t take on too much too soon. Make things that you enjoy making and want to use yourself. If you can do work that feels like it’s part of your life because you enjoy it, then that’s a great thing.

Where is your favourite place?

There are quite a few, but Loch Fyne on the west coast of Scotland comes pretty high on the list for both of us, as does Wirksworth in Derbyshire where we live. It’s a really interesting and creative small town surrounded by green hills and woods. Well worth a visit!

Name your three favourite words?

Kitten. Family. Sunshine.

What do you think makes a good company?

Flexibility, generosity and staying true to your original vision.

Can you describe your workplace?

It’s a small workshop with lots of windows, lots of shelves, a view of the garden and Buzz, our cat, watching us work.

What is your favourite food?

Graeme - Anything slow roasted. Inga - Anything from the original Cranks recipe book.

What can you not live without?

Graeme - A sense of home. Inga - Family.

What is the last thing you bought?

Graeme - A book by Paul Theroux. Inga - a(nother) pair of shoes.

What advice would you give to the younger generation?

Don’t do something just because someone else thinks it’s a good idea. Be true to yourself. You can only do what you think is right at the time. When you’re younger, you don’t have to decide what you’re going to do for the whole of your working life. Be open to the opportunities that life offers you. Go for it.

Proudest moment?

Inga - My children give me many proud moments, both on and off the football pitch!

What’s next?

To continue developing our range of Buird pots and balancing this with working full-time too. We are looking at developing some Buird table linen soon. It’ll also be handmade in Derbyshire.

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