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Keith's Collaborative Designer, Jane Foster, Talks About Being a Mother

20 March 2017 12:51

We hope everyone is ready for Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday? Don’t worry if you’ve still got a bit to do, there’s a little bit of time left… if you’re quick you could still get the KBJ ‘mum’ mug - a personalised and perfect gift.

Keith is a father, not a mother, so we can’t interview him until Father’s Day in June. Therefore, we’ve got Keith’s collaborative designer, Jane Foster, to answer our questions instead...




Jane is a fabulous mother to her lovely daughter – 9-year-old Polly – and here’s what she’s got to say…


 In what ways is Polly just like you? And not like you?

She’s like me in that she loves drawing, loves wearing stripes and loves chocolate pancakes. She’s not like me because she’d love a pet rat, can do the splits and likes swimming under water! 


Can you remember one memorable event with Polly, something she has said that surprised you, amused you or impressed you that still sticks out in your mind?

We live in a quirky 60s house with a funny shaped slanted roof - she recently asked ‘Mummy, why is it that your friend lives in a chocolate box house and we live in a cheese wedge house?” 


Looking back now, starting with your first thoughts of becoming a mother as a little girl, how does it feel to watch your child grow up?

It’s incredible as I couldn’t have imagined the sheer utter joy that being a mum brings to each day. Children live in the moment, are so spontaneous, funny and on the whole, very kind.


What is the hardest thing about being a mother?

Trying to avoid saying “be careful” all the time as taking risks is often a good thing and is how we learn. The most rewarding? Seeing the world as a magical, fun place through a child’s eye. 


If you want to check out Keith and Jane's collaborative collection of ceramics and homeware then head over to Keith's company website MAKE International! Or follow Jane on Facebook!

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