WOMEN WORKING FROM HOME – HER STORY
Michelle T Smith Ceramic Artist Brisbane Australia
Michelle T Smith
Tell us a bit about the business that you are creating?
I am a small batch nostalgia inspired ceramic artist.
What are your three core values in your working life right now?
Family, work/life balance, friends.
What’s the hardest part of running a business from home?
I miss creating with other like minded artists. I get distracted by things and people in the home. Sometimes I get lost in work and spend all day in my pj’s.
What’s the most rewarding part of running a business from home?
Sometimes I get to work all day in my pj’s.
I don’t waste time in traffic and worrying about things that need to be done at home.
My husband works at home as well so we get to see each other all day if we want to.
What fears did you have about starting your business?
Michelle’s Ceramice Work
Photograph by Michelle Smith
“My biggest fear is that people wouldn’t like me or find my work.”
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned in running your home based business?
How do you find the right balance between being a partner, wife or mother and running your business?
On a scale of 1-10 how much does your business light you up?OMG 9
Handmade Dinner Plates in Soft Yellow
Photograph by Carmen Darwin
Who is your support crew if you have one?
What’s the best piece of business advice you’ve been given?
What do you still want to achieve on a personal level?
I have realised that the number of hours you commit directly relates to the outcome of your skill and I am therefore always aiming for that next level of expertise. I know I will always be in learning mode with this craft and that fuels my enthusiasm and wonderment.
Where do you find inspiration for your work?
Who’s a woman you deeply admire?
Gwynne Hansen Piggo
What’s your favorite thing about your home workspace?
Until next time, Carmen x