I am a mum of two wonderful children and a trained Fine Art lecturer, I started my business PaperBased in September 2019. After 10 years teaching at Chesterfield College I decided I wanted a better work life balance for my family.
I teach a range of workshops from my studio at Kingfield Hall on Brincliffe Crescent and at different locations around the city, which include various bookbinding techniques, paper flowers, paper cutting, printmaking, paper jewellery and rubber stamps.
As a visual artist I chose to work primarily with paper, as I feel it is such a diverse material that can be made into so many things. I make artist books in my main practice and use techniques such as printmaking, paper cutting and collage and create framed pieces using paper cutting and collage, using old magazines. I also make notebooks using old envelopes, wedding albums, guest books, paper bouquets and badges, using words and imagery from books. I sell my work at fairs and through private commissions, on-line and from my studio.