When I was at Larmer Tree festival this summer Vanessa had a stall in the artist's market and she swapped one of her beautiful handmade ceramic bowls for a headdress that I made (I think I got a pretty good deal!).
If fairies had tea-parties they would get their crockery from Vanessa. My bowl is from the Secret Garden collection and features whimsical woodland creatures with Alice in Wonderland-esque out of proportion flowers on the inside, a lace pattern on the outside and beautiful delicate gold edging. I love it so much so it is purely a decorative piece in my home as I'm far too clumsy. However Vanessa's work can be used practically; imagine having a whole dinner set!