About the Artist
Poppy Morgan is an artist living in Hampshire. Poppy creates her sculptures alongside her work as an NHS physiotherapist 30 hours a week, and veterinary physiotherapist 20 hours a week. Poppits started in June 2015, and since then the dinky darlings have been filling not only shelves but the emptiness left by a lost pet.
Poppy sold a painting for the first time when she was just 13 years old. Since then she has continued to develop her own unique style and sell her work successfully both privately and through exhibitions and galleries.
Poppy has grown up around a menagerie of animals, smelling of the sweet perfume of horses, fighting the deadweight of snoring, dreaming canines for the duvet, and clearing the pride of cats from the kitchen table to eat breakfast. She currently owns Lizzie, a show horse and Tassy, a 31 year old New Forest pony she has had from childhood. Dolly the staffy is her best friend and living shadow, and Rhani the cat enjoys marking his pawprints on her work when unattended. All these furry friends are her main inspiration for her sculptures and paintings.
Poppy is a physiotherapist, a profession she has always wanted to enter, but sculpting and painting will always be something she will enjoy as a sideline.
She has always loved to draw and paint horses, and in 2011 she started painting characteristic illustrations, specialising in horses. These shortly became known as "Poppy's Ponies", and became popular amongst the horsey community.
In 2015, Poppy began to dabble with clay. With an increasing satisfaction of bringing slabs of clay to life, Poppy joined an art group and started attending pottery classes, learning how to work with the medium and expand her skills. In June, she established her business Poppits, and shortly after became busy with custom orders and sold her work on Etsy and Ebay. Over the summer she has worked on developing her own style that people will recognise as 'Poppits', with a cute appearance and big, glass eyes to brighten up every room.