Monday, 2nd May, 2022. Tudor paper rose craft sessions as part of Headstone Manor Museum's historical May day celebration event. This simple craft is a 'drop in' for all abilities as part of their Tudor themed festivities. Tickets and more info for the event day available through the Headstone Manor Museum Website https://headstonemanor.org/events/may-day-at-the-manor/
Sunday 15th May, 2022. Seed paper flower making for families. Learn the simple craft of paper making and create your very own biodegradable seed bomb in the shape of a flower. More information and booking through the Headstone Manor Museum website https://headstonemanor.org/events/family-workshop-seed-paper-flowers/
Wednesday 3rd August, 2022. Funky Paper Mache Birds. Create your very own designer bird from paper and everyday household essentials. More information and booking through the Headstone Manor Museum Website https://headstonemanor.org/events/family-workshop-funky-birds/
I knew I wanted to be an artist ever since I could hold a pencil. I'd spend ages observing the world around me and trying to capture and process what I'd seen. At 7 my mother took me to her homeland, Uruguay, for the first time and my senses were enlivened by the rich farming heritage and vibrant culture there. It seemed like I was related to everyone, and they were all artisans, like me. Everything that was farmed was used and nothing was wasted. It felt honest. Simplistic. Harmonious. The colours of carnival seeped into rich tapestries hanging over the mantlepieces of family homes and scents of fresh leather, wool, wood and sea water filled my nostrils. It awakened my soul. Peach stones were polished into necklace beads. Seedpods charms for earrings. And the raw ingenuity stayed with me.
As I made my way through contemporary fine art with a degree in my twenties, worked the carnival scene and later studied for an MA in art therapy I realised that my first love, was the only one that mattered. I went full circle. Back to the simple responses of a child in their environment. Registering tacit delight by sculpting and weaving in a technological world of increasing sensory deprivation.
I currently live in Watford with my husband and 2 small children. My studio is in Croxley Green where I reflect, run classes and events.
I produce bespoke, woven wall art and sculpture using a variety of traditional textile crafts that I hope display my honest desire to connect with earthen and oceanic landscapes (creation) and find my place within it. I have a deep sense of reverie for the natural environment and hope that the materials and subject matter I choose convey a longing for the restoration of this which I promote in my schools and community learning work with WRAP and Headstone Manor Museum.