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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New England..

I`ve just got back from New England and it was just as amazing as I thought it would be….beautiful white churches

the ‘colour’ as Americans would say!

Martha`s Vineyard, Edgartown as seen at the start of Jaws..!

Cape Cod Provincetown..

Lovely Falmouth on Cape Cod..

bike rides by the sea

beautiful houses everywhere, but I especially like these ginger bread houses on Martha`s Vineyard..

Lake Winnipesaukee

The light was amazing so everything looked like a painting…

Claydon House…

I`ve had a little break going on a road trip around the south of England, which has been so nice to stay in the UK for a change. On our way back we stopped off at Claydon House near Buckinghamshire. It is one of the most beautiful stately homes I have ever been to!!  The detail was amazing….all of it was carved out of wood.It was the perfect end to a lovely break.

Wedding invite….

I`ve just finished laser cutting my wedding invitations I`m so excited I can finally post them out!

The design is inspired by the dome in the statue gallery of Newby Hall…

and the final design…