I live in Gosport, Hampshire and love where I live. I do a lot of volunteering and am in St. John Ambulance and a Beaver Scout leader. I am addicted to Pinterest, love collecting, finding, hoarding, upcycling, growing, making, writing and photographing things. I cycle everywhere and try and live life to the full with my partner of 6 years- Miles. I’m still figuring out what my dream job is and volunteering to hopefully achieve this. . . . eventually.
Hello, I have a Fine Art Degree from the University of Portsmouth and with support from being a member of Southsea Greenhouse Cooperative, I started doing my own craft stall occasionally. I would love to run and/or assist with childrens creative workshops in places like schools and museums.
The vast majority of my work is about up-cycling, reusing and transforming objects and materials, into new lovely unique pieces. My main type of craftwork is wood burning, burning phrases/ sayings onto found and collected pieces of driftwood. (using just the sun and a magnifying glass) I also make paper mache bowls, bangles made from old rolls of sellotape and earrings made from old jigsaw pieces. I love working with paper as its such a cheap material and is around us in abundance, but can be used to make something truly beautiful with a minimum amount of money and expensive tools and resources involved. I’m always trying new crafts and so my stall is a eclectic mix of pieces. I also love doing ‘proper’ art work however as this isn’t so commercial, it tends to take a bit of a back seat, but there are some examples of my artwork on this page, and I would appreciate any feedback on the works.