For many years I've shared images of work-in-progress with my clients. These updates, usually by email, offer those who are patiently awaiting a new commission a sense of the stage the project is currently at. The new 'Portal' area of the website is an extension of this - somewhere to share images of the materials, tools and techniques which are a part of my work and to offer a greater understanding of the many hours of work which goes into each one - something which we both seem to appreciate.
For each new handbag order a special page is created for the client. I tend to be very discrete about who I am working for and never share any personal details so they are all password protected. The hope is that these pages will act as both as a teaser for work-in-progress and as a record for work-completed.