A question I get quite a bit is why do we have studios in Australia? 🏖️ 🇦🇺 🐚 🐨 🕶️ ☀️
Well, two big reasons.
As the fates would have it, in 2009 I met Patricia Bevis. An Australian on a traveling adventure pretty much across the world. Pat answered our craigslist ad looking for a Nanny to our three very wild homeschooled boys. Well, as they say, the rest is history. Soon after we met Pat's wonderful, then boyfriend, Luke Mckelvey.
Photo: Pat and I on a beautiful Australian Beach!
This week we interviewed Pat and Luke about how they became involved in 4Cats and what the future holds for 4Cats Australia!😁
Pat: 4Cats has a magical ability to show you and prove to you what you’re capable of. Which is generally more than you ever thought possible. This is true for families coming in to the studio to create, whether it be for the first time or the fiftieth and artists joining our ever-growing team of dreamers. We’re constantly changing and growing for the better. There is never a dull moment inside the studio.
Luke: I often feel that this job was meant for me. Like fate had prepared me for this. I love meeting new people and hearing all their stories. I love fun, and everyday in the studio is fun. This way, I never have to grow up and can achieve my mission to live the Peter Pan lifestyle. It’s so rewarding to see people enjoy their own creativity and being proud of their creation. I love to watch their own individual personality, emotions and feelings come out when creating. It still amazes me every single time. Each project that goes home is different. We celebrate difference here.
Pat: There are a few!:
Luke: Pat has already covered so many, but for me it is every time you hear someone yell “this is the best party ever!” It never gets old. I genuinely LOVE hearing that.
Patricia: Leaving Australia 🇦🇺 on a plane ✈️ back in 2008 for a 12 months round the world trip 🌎 and finally returning home 5 years later after exploring the United States 🇺🇸, Canada 🇨🇦, the UK 🇬🇧 and Europe 🇪🇺, living in England 🇬🇧 and Canada 🇨🇦, and being lucky enough to return home 🏡 with a career, a new business and a fiance.
Luke: Meeting Pat and realizing I’d found the person I wanna share everything with was pretty awesome. Since we’ve met, we’ve traveled, started a business together, lived in loads of awesome places, got married and now we’re having a baby! Before Pat, I did some traveling all over the world. I feel super lucky to have visited so many different countries and to have met new people all around the world. Always looking forward to the next memorable life moment.
Pat: Planning adventures. Whether they be day trips, morning walks or a full-blown holiday. I LOVE seeing new places, new things and new people. I also love going back to explore areas I’ve already been, just to make sure they were real and not a dream.
Luke: Travelling/exploring, the beach, photography, woodwork, exercise, movies and music.
Pat: Enthusiasm, humour and positivity. I will look for the silver lining in everything.
Luke: Energy! Talking! My wife calls me the chihuahua. I’m always running around and I never stop yapping.
Pat: Travel, writing, reading, movies, history (especially pop culture), learning, business, growing.
Luke: The world. I will do everything I can to see it all! Motorbikes, cars and burgers. Exercising so I can eat more burgers.
Pat: Growing 4Cats Australia and growing a human.
Luke: Renovating the Lindfield studio, planning Australian studio number three, keeping Pat sane while she grows our human
Keep calm & spin on
Create a beautiful ceramic bowl on the potter’s wheel. Or you can practice! If you have already taken the intro class you can now take the workshop as a practice class!
Why will you love making this new cookie jar?