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Creative vacation specializing in ceramic sculpture, pottery and two dimensional art in lush Australian forest retreat.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
This business has been operating for ten years.
2. What is your company's mission?
The company's mission is to provide a unique holiday experience to our guests of exploring their creativity and making art while living and working alongside a practicing artist.
3. What does your company specialize in?
Art - specifically ceramic sculpture and painting.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
Sally Hook - ceramic artist - owner and manager of Fired Art Retreat. Past activities are in establishing a functioning and productive artists studio, developing Ozmosis Plaster Moulds for slip cast ceramic reproductions of Australian themes, a long career in professional development and achievement as a practicing artist, international residencies in France, Turkey and China, teaching at art camps and Technical And Further Education (TAFE) campus in Coffs Harbour (nearby city).
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
Three or five day workshops. They allow maximum experience for learning skills in ceramics in short stays. They are particularly useful for people who have busy lives, and who want a short break with a difference.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
"If you're after a relaxing break with a creative flavour, you should look no further than Sally Hook's artists' retreat. During my stay I was able to unwind from a stressful city job, in the beautiful and peaceful surrounds of the Nambucca Valley. With Sally's expert assistance I created a work that I'm truly proud of. Sally and Dirka are a wonderful couple who put me at ease immediately and we shared some great conversations and music during my stay. The meals and accommodation are five star with a personal touch. I'll certainly be visiting again as soon as I can. Can't say thanks enough for a unique and special experience" - Michelle Brown