Hello and welcome,
There is something quite magical about taking natural material and creating something new.
I was one of those children who entertained myself making mud pies, inventing rose petal perfume, building dens and creating mini masterpieces from anything that I could find it. Being both creative and practical has always been useful and a skill that I took for granted. My home was covered in murals and I was always making gifts for friends and making lots of things for my home etc
My first experience of making things from willow happened at least 15 years ago when I made some small willow items at a music festival it, I soon realized that I had a natural affinity with the material.
I now create my own sculptures, work on projects with a variety of organizations and businesses and of course enjoy providing the opportunity for others to join me and learn how to make one of their own
I am based in Southampton, Hampshire working from my home in a small studio in my garden. When I find the time I also paint and experiment with other media in a studio space that I share with other members of the Keepers Artist Collective based in East Street, Southampton.
As well as teaching and creating my own work I also provide experiences and activities at countryside events, fairs, and music festivals .(for more details follow the link below)
I also enjoy collaborative work and bouncing ideas and am happy to consider working on projects that interest me.
Member of the Basketmakers Association