Amy has been asked to take part in Hothouse 2012 as a "buddy" to Nottingham based ceramicist Anna Hunt. Hothouse is a unique programme of support from the Crafts Council for emerging makers as part of the Crafts Council Collective scheme. The buddy programme has been developed as a new framework of peer support. The Crafts Council and its partners match the participants with a relevant peer from the sector to share experiences of first starting out and setting up a practice, and offer support and advice. Amy is looking forward to working with Anna over the coming months.