The Story Behind Faulty Stone
Who is Faulty Stone ?
Hi there ! My name is Simon and I’m the person behind the one man business that is Faulty Stone ! I’m originally from Québec City, Canada (French Canadian) but I’ve now been living in the United Kingdom since March 2018. Back when I was living in Québec, I was working professionally as a Barista in the Specialty coffee industry. I even competed in latte art competitions (yes, I swear it is a thing). I’ve always dreamed of having my own little business and I always thought that a café & fresh bakery would be where that dream would take me but upon moving to the UK it took a different turn.
What is Faulty Stone ?
After being in the UK for six months, things started to get a bit boring and lonesome. One of my co-workers at the time had told me about that little evening pottery session she had booked at a studio in town and she recommended I should try it… What would I loose in trying ? I had never touched clay prior to this date and it was love at first sight. After finishing the first block of classes, I had already booked in the next twelves other weeks. I quickly became obsessed and became a member of the local studio and from there Faulty Stone was born for the main reason that I wanted to stop spamming my friends social medias with my pottery related stuff. The name Faulty Stone came to me a bit out of frustration, everything I was making at the start had little faults or little defect that made them unique. It took me a while to let go of the idea that all pots need to be perfect and that it’s those little difference and imperfection that makes each item truly unique.
Where is Faulty Stone ?
Slowly building my name in the city of Leicester, things have been moving forward in the space of two years. In November 2020, I decided to start looking for my own studio space. I had quickly outgrown the communal pottery space that I had been a member since my very beginning. Luckily for me, I managed to find a little studio gem over at StudionAme, on the outskirts of Leicester city centre. I invested in a brand-new wheel & kiln and some little furniture and have been making from there ever since.