little bits of printy things...
As a lover of story, print, textiles and graphics, my works are engineered from paper and mixed media producing unexpected combinations. My home is a treasure trove of found, pre-loved materials waiting to be used together with four old typewriters and a wide selection of collected lettering, as I love a ‘printer’s pie’ of type (old printmaking slang for jumbled, unsorted letters!).
I make everything myself using traditional bookbinding, assemblage, sewing, collage and print. With origins in happy childhood story sharing reawakened by my MA in Contemporary Craft where I discovered more about the need for storytelling and keeping traditional tales alive, I draw on vintage texts, rhymes and sayings to produce a collection of bookworks, larger paper characters, collages, illustrations, prints and keepsakes.
Often described as quirky and amusing, my work brings an original but personal connection to people’s own memories.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.