LEE PAGE HANSON
I’ve been here for 20 years now. I make a variety of things including vases, bowls and tiles with different surface patterns; I’ve been using birds as my inspiration for a while now. I was working on a trade fair when I met a woman visiting from Brooklyn who wanted to sell my bird tiles at The New York Gift Fair. I was making around 1,000 tiles a year here in this small space. It was hard work at the time but knowing my work has been sold all around America, from New York to San Francisco, was amazing. It really blew my mind.