Potter and founder of Adrienne Ceramics shares titbits about her personal life and her routine as a full-time creative.

Portrait of Tammy Strobel

What gets you out of bed in the mornings?

Work – or the thought of a new adventure. If I could, I’d prefer to stay in bed all day!

What gets you to sleep?

Knowing I did a good job.

What is one music track you like to listen as you work?

Come Home by Anderson Paak.

Your favourite pets?

I had the sweetest Netherland dwarf rabbit called Marley, but she’s gone to bunny heaven.

What natural element inspires you?

I love lakes, so I’ll say water!

Fondest childhood memory?

Heading to Popular bookstore with my dad for books and CDs. 

Is there a particular style you never want to see again.

Nothing in particular. I think bad styles have to exist for me to know what’s good.

What is your personal design style??

Working with layers and different processes, but keeping to a minimal aesthetic.

What would your last meal be?

Japanese omakase.

What is one cause you will fight for and why?

I’d like to help our migrant workers. Our country is built largely with their labour but they are often not given good living conditions. We can all help to recognise their efforts by starting in small ways such as volunteering to raise funds to provide them with basic necessities, like better soaps, towels, and mobile phones.

Which room at home do you spend the most time in?

I work really long hours in the studio, which is physically exhausting. Once I get home, I shower and crash in my bedroom. On non-work days, I can hibernate between 12 and 15 hours.

Is there one movie that you have watched more than once?

Spirited Away. I am always amazed by the aesthetic and references of the movie – and the theme of a girl finding strength to persevere in a difficult place is inspiring.