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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Manchester Festival Experience……

I checked out 11 rooms at the Manchester Gallery i don`t know what i was expecting, but it definitely surprised me…….definitely worth a visit and my tip ( take something with you that you don`t mind giving away and the more bizarre the better!), it`s only on for a week so put it in your diary. I also went to Picadilly station, (after cream tea at cup), to check out the sound piece there…….the experience of all the station sounds been blocked out was quite surreal, i found my mind wandering and remembering all the memories the station held for me and realised i had memories that spanned fifteen years. I always think stations are beautiful, but it gave me the opportunity to appreciate it even more….

Victoria Baths……

I have been wanting to go to Victoria Baths for some time as i had heard about the restoration project and a vintage fair there finally prompted me to go. I would highly recommend going to have a look,(unless you have a fear of empty swimming pools,(like my friend), in which case i wouldn`t advise it!) The stained glass is amazing, although wrap up it is really chilly inside. 

Inspiring Interiors……

I have to say i love to visit heritage venues……i find looking at wallpaper and interiors always inspires me. I had such a pleasant day at Dunham Massey today so wanted to share with you some inspiration i took from it. My favourite room was the bedroom below…Role on the Spring i can`t wait for more heritage venues to open!