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About Mandy McKenna & news on 2019 community art project

I love to paint & create .....
Artist Mandy McKenna` Taste The Colour` make Christmas & seasonal ceramic decorations, fairy figures & unique artwork
  •  An established Artist of over 35 years in a variety of mediums!
  • Designer, creator & painter, from clay to water colours.
  • Ceramics have been designed & created with attention for detail to the characters, particularly my fairies & Christmas tree decorations
  • A great range of colour & techniques
  • My love of floral designs are shown on ceramics, water colour &  acrylic
  • My designs bring warmth to all homes, bright colours & cheerful designs
  • I trained originally  as a chef and then specialised in confectionary & ran & owned successful Celebration Cake business for many years, creating art with sugar & icing  producing novelty, wedding cake designs & sugar flowers.Teaching others along the way.
  • My artwork  ran alongside this & then I retrained in ceramics. I turned my hobby into my career & then set up Firing Earth Pottery Painting Studio specialising in baby prints,pottery painting ,clay workshops,painting parties & more ...
  •  I then launched `TasteThe Colour`-Artwork by Mandy McKenna, my personal artwork producing fun seasonal ceramics & gifts for all the family & for  many special occasions.View my Fairy ceramics ,watercolour & acrylic artwork, painting and cards are available.
  • 2019 I am putting my fairy book which I have written & illustrated together .
  • My future with a paint brush or clay in hand is very busy as I run both my studio and own artwork together
  • I love and enjoy my job.I work in my studio in the beautiful countryside of West Sussex surrounded by wildlife & flowers, giving me an abundance of ideas 
     Latest News from Firing Earth & Taste The Colour `Haslemere Hounds` Community Art Project launched .Main Auction 25th September held at
  • The  Lythe Hill Hotel ,Haslemere £20.00 tickets per person purchase! 
  • My company have sponsored & I am the artist of two 3ft hounds.
  • First one in my floral & fairy artwork based on my new fairy book ,view my personal range .Main auction later in 2019.
  • Julie Walters the very talented & loved  actress kindly visited the studio & signed my hound. Please  My hound is named `Ziggy Star Dog` raising money for Cancer Research.
  • My 2nd Hound, sponsored by fashion model `Jodie Kidd `her hound is now named `Half Moon Hound` raising money for Chestnut Tree Children`s Charity .
  • Playing live at the Opening of this event Haslemere Hounds  Haslemere Museum was my daughter Molly  McKenna  `New` singer songwriter.
  • If you wish to listen & support her visit You Tube &  Soundcloud and  listen to her new tracks visit  and New  additional tracks are being recorded at present .Molly plays live in a variety of locations and regularly at The Onslow Arms Pub , Loxwood West Sussex

Hound Details...….Artist Details-Ziggy Star Dog

  • -Mandy McKenna-Artist/ Owner of `Taste the Colour` my personal artwork  view & Firing Earth Ceramic & Art Studio Established studio based in Ifold,West Sussex inspiring all ages & all abilities to pick up apaint brush, piece of clay & have a have a go. A passionate artist in ceramics, watercolour &acrylics.
  • For 2019, I am the sponsor & artist of `Ziggy Star Dog` designed & illustrated showing some of the characters in my new fairy book, raising money for Cancer Research`Ziggy Star Dog` has been signed by the delightful & very talented actress `Dame Julie Walters` who visited my studio. I was the artist in 2018 for the sponsors Milford,Haslemere & Godalming Farmers Market for Haslemere Hares, look out for the hare; she attends themarkets on regular market day

Artist Details-Moon Hound Dog 

  • Mandy McKenna-Artist/ Owner of `Taste the Colour` my personal artwork view & Firing Earth Ceramic & Art Studio Established studio based in Ifold,West Sussex inspiring all ages & all abilities to pick up a paint brush, piece of clay & have a have a go. A passionate artist in ceramics, watercolour & acrylics. `Half Moon Hound` sponsored by Jodie Kidd ,fashion model, race car driver & television personality, on behalf of her pub The Half Moon at Kirdford, West Sussex raising money for Chestnut Tree Children`s Hospital. Design based on the stars & solar system,producing magical mystical moon hound                                                               
  • Enjoy your shopping
  • Hope to see you in person at one of my an outside events
  • Commissions taken
  • I wish to thank the following, my husband & children, family & friends for all your help & patience over the years in letting me be me ,creative all the time!
  • My husband for always supporting and believing in me, even threw my tears,supporting my shop in Surrey & then in 2014, building my home studio in West Sussex where I work from today in 2019 
  • Laura ,Emma-Jane & Helen for helping me building my websites & guiding me how to put it all together .
Thank you very much , Mandy xx