Suzie has a degree in Fashion and Textiles and worked as a fashion buyer in London for many years. She grew up in Totnes, moved back here and immediately undertook an intensive ceramics course. From the moment the course started Suzie was hooked on ceramics and couldn’t stop experimenting with clay. This is how One & Eight was born! She’s grown it from being just her in her spare room to employing 4 people and having a lovely studio and office in Totnes.
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
Last year I went to Costa Rica with my husband and kids. It was the most incredible holiday destination. We did everything from stay in nice hotels to trek through the forest with not another person in sight. There was so much wildlife to see and I can’t even begin to describe how amazing the sunsets were.
Tell us something about you we don’t know…
I love interior design. In another life I’d be an interior designer. I’m always looking at new trends and if I had endless money would redecorate my house all the time.
Describe your ideal Sunday afternoon…
A hike over the moors followed by a nice glass of wine in the Live and Let Live in Landscove.
Where’s your favourite place to go out?
The Old Bookshop, Bristol. I went there for the first time recently and loved it. Live music, great food, I went with friends and we had the best night.
Give us your 3 One & Eight best picks…
- Gold semi circle hoop earrings - These are so popular and I can see why, they are simple and go with everything.
- Gold Tolvan Earrings - I’ve just designed these and I love them, they go with everything.
- Teal dipped necklace - We’ve had a different coloured dipped necklace in the range for the last few seasons and they’ve been so popular. They are tricky to make but we think totally worth it.