Every month our Online Stalls showcase the very best creative sellers. This months theme is “The Power Of Love”, we have 18 talented creatives on show. Be sure to go and peruse the Stalls to find that perfect gift!
How did it all begin?
Back in my teens I was never far from a sketchbook and spent hours capturing the landscapes and animals surrounding me on my folks’ farm – pigs were always a particular fave, not least because my name was Jo Ham. The hobby became study and after I finished my fine art degree I spent five years working in a design agency. In the summer of 2010 I left my job and started writing a business plan, a year later HAM was born.
What are your all time favourite product you have produced?
It has to be the Bouncing Rabbit tea towel – Rabbit is so aloof, he’s completely involved in what he’s doing and having a very lovely time in the process.
What is your biggest achievement to date?
Getting HAM from an idea on paper to a British made product in people’s homes.
What’s your best-kept secret?
Now that would be telling!
What is your dreams/plan for the future?
To keep sending Pig, Rabbit and Horse on little adventures, and I’d love to have a stand-alone store one day.
Do you have any top tips to help other creative sellers?
Test your work with family, friends and potential customers before you commit to production – feedback, good or bad, is always useful and will definitely open your eyes to things you hadn’t considered.
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