To celebrate the launch of our latest Grey Leopard Play Jacket available in both adult and child sizes, in the coming weeks we profile 4 inspirational mums and their daughters.
In Part 1 of 'A Day Out' we meet with Yon Kavvas, the talented creative behind beautiful ceramics brand Claybird and her 9-year old daughter Amélie.
Claybird is a boutique studio creating hand-made ceramics for the home and office. With a background in archaeology and a love of pottery, we love how Yon has merged her passions to create Claybird. Her designs are whimsical and delicate, with a modern colour palette and signature graphic patterns. Much of the earthenware features 9-carat gold highlights which add a layer of sophistication and elegance.
As well as running her successful business, Yon is mum to daughter Amélie (9), and sons Quinn (12) and Oliver (14). In her own words, the best thing about being a business owner is being able to fit work around the children and not the other way around.
Q1. In today's world, what do you think is the most important lesson to teach our daughters?
Our daughters should feel that their opinions and ideas matter. To be strong and not back down when they are challenged.
Q2. Which of your qualities has your daughter inherited?
Amélie has thankfully inherited my creativity. She is so courageous with her design ideas whether its crafting stories or artworks. I just absolutely love the clever things she creates. It brings me so much joy that she can express herself with so much passion at such a young age.
Q3. What does your daughter teach you?
She teaches me to listen. Amélie has so many wonderful ideas, she is bursting at the seams with words to express these.
Q4. How do you juggle being a mum and business owner?
Sometimes, I don’t even know how! I guess it comes down to having a routine. I know what my children have on so I work around them. I often have projects on that have deadlines - so I will go back to work in the evenings when the kids are in bed. You just make it work.
Q5. What tips have you got for mums wanting to start their own business?
Have a business plan. Get this on a big piece of paper with all your ideas. Keep coming back to it. I refer to mine constantly - changing/adding etc. We all have wacky ideas and when they are on paper they just get that much more real.
Q6. We ask Amélie, what is the best thing about your mum?
She has a golden heart. I love my mums hugs and when she snuggles me tight.
Thanks Yon and Amélie!