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. I have recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, which I loved!

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Pattern Design and Laser cutting in Clitheroe……


We only have two weeks left now, so we have started to look back and think about how much we`ll miss our friday mornings…one group member said,”Coming to this course has made me want to make more things and now i want to do everything!.”

It was our last chance to finish off our designs on friday so we were really busy trying to get everything ready….

We put our necklaces on chains/ cord and they looked amazing!…

For the next two weeks we decided to create an origami book of all our designs over the past ten weeks. 

Pattern design and laser cutting in Clitheroe….


Time seems to be going so quickly….we finished our beak books and started to get our circular designs ready to be laser cut into mirrors….

 

We`re going to get this lady`s beautiful drawing etched into walnut and made into a picture. We break up for Easter so there is no session this friday- i`ll miss it!

Dr Lovelace`s soap!…


I`m working on a project with Cartwheel Arts, where i`ll be working with a local high school on a book project starting soon. I had the opportunity to explore Rochdale archive to gather inspiration for the project…i started looking through the Rochdale Observer in the 1920s and found the most beautiful adverts….i couldn`t help laughing at the wording…

Pattern design and laser cutting in Clitheoe…


We finished our circular patterns…we`re not sure entirely how we will use these maybe to create a three- dimensional card or picture…

We carried on working on our beak books….

We designed bookmarks taking inspiration from this one i found at a heritage venue….

Here is one of the designs….we`re going to get all the bookmark designs cut out of walnut…