I’m an artist and teacher, based on the edge of the Peak District in North West England. My main art practice is papier mâché. I create birds, animals and people, recycling paper, magazines and wire to do so. I enjoy recycling materials for my work as it brings an element of spontaneity. Colours are dictated by what I can find, and random words and directional text bring their own qualities to the finished piece. I use a cooked flour and water paste as my glue, which results in a very pleasing matt finish and the work is ultimately very durable as well as being wholly environmentally sustainable.
As well as my own art practice I also run regular workshops and classes, both in papier mâché and more general drawing and painting.