My open studio at the weekend was the busiest yet. I have been taking part in Artists at Home since 2003. This year I showed my new bottles and vases inspired by the still life paintings of Giorgio Morandi, as well as my usual porcelain tableware. The new bottles sold really well, particularly the grey and mustard ones. I also sold seconds of my manufactured mugs and plates, which coincidentally featured in the Sunday Times Home. This year the open studio weekend coincided with midsummer and the roses in the garden were at their peak. We have a rambling rose which climbs along the fence on one side of the garden. It has clusters of white flowers which gradually turn slightly pink. Luckily, it only rained on Saturday evening just after closing time and on Sunday we had record numbers of visitors.