After having my second child, I made the decision to take a couple of years off from launching a new collection of work. However, when I saw that the theme for Purbeck Art Weeks (our local arts festival) was ‘Out of the Depths’, which fitted perfectly with some ideas that had been bouncing around my head for a while, I decided to join in the fun!! With the front cover image competition deadline looming, I made a prototype to test out a new type of clay. Once fired, I took the finished sculpture down to my local beach in Swanage, Dorset. I took some photos and promptly entered the competition… And amazingly I won! The only problem is now I’m going to be spending every waking hour getting a new body of work together… not going to be easy with a toddler and a home-educated 10 year old to look after!!