One day on the ship I noticed this little table set up in the ‘lobby’ area with china teacups and business cards. I am kind of a sucker for really great bone china, cups, plates, pitchers, little creamers, etc. So I grabbed a business card with the intent of looking up the website when I got home.
The trip goes on and each evening, because this was a photography symposium, we all gathered in the presentation room to go over the next day’s itinerary, tips and trips and to go through a few images that the passengers submitted. Being photographers, we do what photographers do, we chat, we compare techniques, talk gear (me not so much), and we share our own experiences with each other. Through this process, I had a few conversations about back button focusing in particular with Susan, a very lovely woman from Northamptonshire, England.
When I got home I pulled out the business card and once I got on the website I realized that Susan was Susan Rose of Susan Rose China! I never knew that on the ship! Patiently I waited as I knew from her own posts that she was working on an Arctic mug! I’m so excited to have these – my new favorite mug to drink tea from.
So thank you, Susan, for your amazing artwork! I love seeing what and how you create the beautiful pieces you create and I do hope that someday (maybe next year!) I’ll be able to visit the factory in person!
If you want to follow Susan’s work you can find her here: