Who is your favourite artist/designer out there at the moment?
My favourite artist/designer at the moment is Sue Blackwell, her amazing paper cut art inspired my degree work a year ago and I was lucky enough to be able to get to see The First Cut exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery last year, I still find her work incredibly exciting.
What is your favourite thing that you’ve ever made?
My favourite creation is my degree sculptural pieces (they come as a pair!), they inspired a whole collection of much more wearable pieces and were very eye catching when displayed at the exhibition.
When life gets a bit monotonous, dreary, predictable and dull, how do you motivate yourself to keep going?
I take a break from what I’m doing and go off on a tangent; I do some origami or draw, completely forget about jewellery and go for something completely different but still creative!
Where do you get your inspiration?
I get inspiration from all around, I particularly like looking at old techniques at modernising them like crochet and weave. I also get inspiration from exhibitions and craft fairs as well as Pinterest!
Why did you start crafting?
I started crafting because my mum taught me techniques when I was young, I learned crochet and knit as well as paper crafts, this stayed with me throughout childhood and I ended up taking Art and Textiles at A level, Textiles at Art Foundation and Textile Crafts BA Hons at Degree Level.
How do you spend your free time if you aren’t crafting?
I spend my free time either baking, playing videogames or watching tv with my lovely boyfriend and our cat!