All of the creations that you see on my website are designed and handmade by me. Jasper is my gorgeous Tibetan Terrier and Head of Marketing.
My background was in marketing and then teaching children, however, I’ve always been creative and have done a number of freelance creative projects. I was a relative latecomer to clay, starting a weekly pottery class at Putney School of Art ten years ago, which I still attend. The first sculptures that I did were of my two English Setters and I enjoyed the process so much that I challenged myself to sculpt a variety of different breeds and before long I was approached to do my first dog sculpture commissions.
Having previously owned a Welsh Springer Spaniel and two English Setters, I’d always dreamed of owning a Tibetan Terrier. When I lost my two English Setters from old age, I found out that a neighbour had just purchased a Tibetan Terrier puppy. Needless to say I was straight round to theirs to find out more about the new member of their family, and to get the breeder’s details!
Jasper came into my life six weeks later. I met him when he was no bigger than a fat guinea pig and it was love at first sight. When I went to collect him, two mischievous eyes and a very waggy tail greeted me and I knew I had found someone very special in my life.
Jasper really is an amazing dog and truly is my best friend. He’s rarely more than two metres from my side, as is his beloved red ball. He’s tremendous company and loves meeting people which makes him a great Head of Marketing (although I do wish he’d get his head around Excel spreadsheets).
© SUZIE JASPER 2019