A little something about me…

I’ve been making ever since I was small! You could always find me happily absorbed in craft projects; quilling, fimo, decoupage… to name a few. I was always experimenting with different materials melting wax to create flowers! ( not sure how safe that was!), marbling with PVA! I can’t imagine a life without creativity !

I still enjoy experimenting with different materials and craft is still at the heart of what I do, but it`s about making the craft my own and I do that through play and experimentation. I now make jewellery, which I treat like wearable works of art, paper art and installations. After studying a mixed media degree in Fine Art in the friendly city of Cardiff, I moved to London to do a two year MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art. I began my degree by painting, but soon started creating miniature paper installations and by the time I started my MA I was creating room sized textile installations. I now use a mixture of fabric, paper, wood, perspex, which I laser cut to create my work.

I am passionate about spreading the word about how wonderful creativity is! so I do lots of workshops and projects with different communities from school children to adults suffering with mental health difficulties. Two years ago I started a postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, which I loved! (I have almost completed it). Last October I had my beautiful baby girl Ruby! I`ve been popping into my studio whenever she sleeps!

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inspiration

Postcard from Portugal….


I`ve been lucky enough to have a week in the sun. I just wanted to read and relax, but i couldn`t helped being inspired too…

dramatic doorways…

lovely tiled houses…

a palm tree on a balcony…

birds in cages need the sun too!

coastal walks with exotic wild flowers…

has made me feel inspired and relaxed!

Miniature house workshops…


I have spent the last couple of Saturdays at the Haworth Gallery and Rosendale Museum, having lovely afternoons making these miniature rooms…here are a few of my favourites…including happy robots, ghosts, blue dogs there was no limit to the imagination that was used!  Thanks to everyone who came along.

Rosendale Museum is a cabinet of curiosities- AMAZING! and so inspiring.


Haworth Gallery is equally as inspiring with so many stories behind the gallery…

Jewellery as installations…


I`ve been working on turning my jewellery into installations and creating miniature spaces. Here is a little look, i`ll post more pictures another day….

The floating detail is peacock feathers…

I think they look like floating flowers!

 

Hampshire inspiration..


I have been so excited at the thought of my long weekend in Hampshire (i loved Howard`s Way as a child!) and have been dreaming of antiques, cream teas and quaint country villages!

We arrived in the quaint village of Lymington as it was getting dark and thought we`d discovered a hidden away harbour with a lovely pub for our tea….

Not so hidden away after a proper look around the quaint village of Lymington the next day.

It rained a lot, but everything still looked beautiful…

I want to live here!….

or here….

Oyster cottage had the view below….

or in a cottage with this miniature wonky doorway…

The best thing about Hampshire was it made me feel so relaxed it was like we were abroad, i was excited to discover ponies wandering around at the side of the roads…..

say cheese……

there were vine yards and farm shops on the road side, which made me feel i could be in New Zealand or France…. amazing pubs with real fires and homemade food, cream teas, antique shops and harbours everywhere routed me back in the englishness of it all!

 

New brooches for spring and Cecelia bracelet…


Spring is peering round the corner…yippeee! so to celebrate two new brooches are in the shop now! Scarlet brooch with scarlet grossgrain ribbon, guinea foul feathers and laser cut motif painted white and Stripey ribbon brooch with stripey ribbon, guinea foul feathers and laser cut motif painted white.

Cecelia bracelet made from laser cut walnut painted duck egg blue with natural cord, the perfect touch to any spring outfit. Cecelia is available to buy now! I`ll be putting a scarlet and sea blue Cecelia in the shop soon..

It fits snugly on the wrist…if you want it made to the size of your wrist just e-mail and i`d be happy to do that for no extra cost.