Meet Amelia Rose Potts, a contemporary British artist and painter whose work is largely figurative with a strong focus on bold colour. Amelia likes to surround herself with beautiful and interesting objects, and explains why she enjoys the ritual of tea from our Samphire Green Teapot and finds our Tumblers so useful to her work.

How much does your childhood inspire your work as an artist? 
As a child growing up my Mum would always take me to galleries and museums. I read so many magazines, tearing out pages and pages to save for scrapbooks. I watched endless movies and spent the weekends rummaging at car boot sales. I like to surround myself with the lots of beautiful and interesting things I’ve collected over the years. I think my childhood taught me that it’s important to always be discovering new things and being inspired by the world around you.

What does colour mean to your work?
Colour is integral to my work. I studied fashion and textiles at university and I feel like this is when I became very connected and drawn to the importance of colour.
With my paintings I like to layer colours and mediums using expressive strokes to create a mood and energy. I feel so inspired and excited by colour everyday.

Do you have a favourite Falcon colour?
Samphire green has to be my favourite, it is so rich and beautiful. Using the Falcon teapot whilst I’m working feels like such a nice ritual.

Do you have a favourite Falcon product that you use to support your work?
The tumblers are great! They’re so useful to separate out my different materials so I can see them all, which is super handy when you need to grab something quickly.

What does Winter hold for you?

I see Winter as a time for relaxing and hibernating, I love staying in. Lots of cooking and eating good food, I’m excited to try out some new recipes this winter! I'll be mending my most treasured clothing items and giving them a refresh whilst being cosy under all the wool blankets I can find. Getting outside for walks, especially when the sun is out, makes me so happy, which I definitely need in the Winter time.

Are there any local companies you'd like to shoutabout? Where do you usually eat, drink, and source ingredients in your local area?
Being based in South East London is wonderful, so much goodness on your doorstep! I’d recommend Brockley market which is on every Saturday, they have the best seasonal produce, there’s also a stall that does cardamom buns and they’re incredible. There's an incredible deli in Ladywell called the Larder. Favourite coffee in the area would be Browns Of Brockley and Nola. Best dinner spots are The Camberwell Arms for an amazing roast and Theo’s for the pizza.



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