On top of the interiors that I love doing, I also love to help children & adults get creative.
I run workshops in sculpture, decorative pieces for the home, paper and plaster work for adults through The Workshop Cabin. These tend to be 2-4 hours long depending on the pieces being created.
For the past few years I have also been working in schools delivering specialist Art lessons for 4-11 year olds, plus large Art Weeks for whole primary schools. I work with my partner in crime Marianne, and our mission is to unlock and encourage the artist in every child. It is amazing to see what children can grasp and learn artistically, they don’t seem to have any restrictions that some adults feel. There is nothing better than seeing a child who starts the day saying ‘I’m no good at Art’ develop into a confident and thrilled artist within as little as a few hours. It is such a great feeling to work doing something you love, and it also leaves us both time to pursue our other interests – I love interiors and upcycling and Marianne is a master at jewellery making and textiles, so we reflect these in the activities we create for the children.
We work mainly in the South of the UK, although we do travel further afield if it is for a whole art week, and have created all sort of things from Living Willow sculptures to huge group artworks to individual projects for schools. We teach the children a huge range of techniques; sculpture, textiles, printing, photography, etching, pottery, jewellery making and more. We throw in Art History to the sessions as well, so that the children get a historical and social perspective on certain forms of Art.