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

La Dolce Vita!…


Rome is the one of the most romantic cities I`ve ever been to! It`s beautiful with an amazing church or some historical surprise at every turn, amazing food, the sun shines all the time, there is a nun or priest everywhere you look!, but my favourite thing about Rome is it`s vibrancy! Everyone seems to be in the moment enjoying life!

Rome will always be a special place to me……

 

Royal Exchange Theatre…


I`ve always loved the Royal Exchange, I went on a tour around it years ago, which made me love it more! They make and design all their costumes in house, all the sound effects AND they have a lovely shop.

I`m so happy my new Ile de Re Collection is now being stocked there….you can find my new Holly Hock necklace there amongst others.

Holly Hock is made from laser cut walnut painted peach, pale pink with guinea foul feathers layered over the walnut in the centre. Easy to wear with a long gold chain, natural cord strap and gold clasp.

Glasgow and Loch Lomond inspiration…


I think we`d missed the sunshine by a day, so when we arrived in Loch Lomond the weather was rainy and grey! The Loch still managed to look beautiful though….

One of my favourite things about Scotland is the lovely quaint villages…these houses in Luss were so cute..

Glasgow has the most beautiful Cathadral…