TRADING PLACES

Combining family life with a home-based business can be challenging if your property doesn’t accommodate both comfortably. ‘My business was part of the reason for choosing this house, as it had the retail space as well as the room we wanted,’ says Sara.

The family decided to relocate from west London to Somerset, to attain a more family- friendly lifestyle. ‘Steven still had good transport links to the capital, I was keen to work from home and we both liked the idea of a big house project,’ explains Sara. The couple certainly had their work cut out with the 400-year-old,

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THE RIGHT STRIPES.

With her experimental approach to design, nothing is quite as it seems in ceramic artist Sara Moorhouse’s colourful world…

In Cardiff, a building is shaking. Fragile ceramic bowls tremble and rattle. One inches dangerously close to the edge of a shelf but Sara Moorhouse slides it back to safety with a well-practised hand gesture. ‘The railway line runs right behind our building,’ she says, as carriages thunder past the window of her airy first-floor studio. ‘So every now and again, somebody loses a pot.’ This is Fireworks Clay Studios — home to 20 artists, who share kilns in a converted

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