It’s my haven of creativity, colour and beautiful, handcrafted treasures.
From my studio in the Forest of Dean, I specialize in creating small batches and one of a kind pieces of home-wares, gifts and accessories for all the family, along with my ever popular keepsakes. (The “Sunset Bears” collection aims to capture special and sentimental memories within a bear (or other creature) and bring a sense of hope and happiness to it’s surroundings. If my bears/creatures make you smile, they’ve achieved their goal!)
My work is strongly influenced by my surroundings and I draw inspiration from the forest setting, along with coastal influences, from my upbringing in the coastal town of Portishead. These sources of inspiration combine with my memories of a life changing trip to India that brings an element of colour, sparkle and texture to my creations.
I love variety and experimenting with new creative ideas, so my product range is fairly eclectic and I strive for an Aladdin’s cave of handcrafted items to explore.
The focus of my collection is on the use of sustainable and ethical materials. I love to use heritage textiles and traditional techniques within my work. Indian embroideries and Harris Tweed® are particular favorites of mine. I also use a lot of organic or vintage fabrics and a variety of other natural and/or recycled/repurposed materials, to support my sustainable & low waste policy.
I also work with a project in India called United Artisans of Kutch, to bring traditional artisan products to the UK market. It’s a platform established to help local, independent artisans of the Kutch region, in Gujarat to sell their products worldwide and allow them to earn a fair price for their work. It is a project very close to my heart and I like to use pieces of the Indian embroidery within my own creations.
“Making small but positive changes in the world.” (United Artisans of Kutch).