After completing my degree in illustration, I came across I print room in Birmingham and since haven’t stopped screen printing things! But deep down I think it’s a love of the handmade and having a lovely influential family.
My Uncle and cousin have been world marbles champions, which my boyfriend said that that was the first thing I should have told him.
I've (stupidly) walked through a crocodile creek in Australia.
I like sticks of celery with peanut butter.
I'm always smiling. Smiling makes the world like a playground and people should smile more - Don't worry about the wrinkles!
What got you started crafting?
I think it was a combination of the people I met along the way, influences and also trying to grow what I do. After completing my degree in illustration, I came across I print room in Birmingham and since haven't stopped screen printing things! But deep down I think it's a love of the handmade and having a lovely influential family.
What is your source of inspiration?
A lot of people ask me - how did you think of that??! And I sometimes really don't know. It just pops up from somewhere, maybe from the part of the brain that we don't use? I think I get my ideas from snippets of conversation, general people and their strange ways, funny situations, family and friends and things I see from day to day. I tend to push the possibilities of any situation to get something that tickles me!
What have you made recently?
I've recently printed a limited edition print inspired by the old song- 'you are my sunshine' which I designed especially for an exhibition with Girls Who Draw. I drew the writing and scanned it into my mac. I then make up the different layers I want to print in photoshop, print them out in black and take them to the printroom where I put the images onto screens and print out the colours one by one. (the process it a bit more complicated but in a nutshell..)
I number and sign each one, and like to use nice thick paper and lovely inks. This piece is perfect for the summer and is really simple but nostalgic.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I sell my work in various outlets, online and in shops and galleries over the UK.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
Because it's individual and you get a real sense of care and quality with handmade products. Everyone needs handmade in their life!