Professional painter and printmaker and mum of two, Jane Duke shares the story of Stoneflower Studio, her home business in York.
After exploring several different career paths, Jane went back to the drawing board - literally - and turned her painting and printmaking hobby into a business.
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Handmade crafts are an antidote to the disposable culture of mass produced goods. Through making products by hand, crafters are bringing something unique into the world each time they sit down at their kitchen table, workbench or armchair and knit, sew, pour, cut, warm, cool, hammer, paint or mould their creation into life.
Customers love the idea that they’re buying something unusual, something unique, something that’s been made by a human being and not a robot. So why is it that so many crafters seem to have hangups about charging a reasonable price for thei