Very much so to both questions. Art was always my favourite subject, and where I excelled. My parents were very cultured people, free thinking and they mixed in creative circles. My father originally trained as a signwriter and he kept a sketchbook full of fantastic sketches and animations. I wish I knew what happened to that sketchbook.
Modern shibori textile design to suit the sophisticated bohemian.
I opened my Etsy shop in 2012 when I was creating screen-printed hand-made paper and some jewellery, but I only listed a few things and didn't commit to it or maintain it. It wasn't until early 2016 when I felt I had more of an artistic identity, that I transformed the Lava shop with new branding and shibori collections on Etsy and social media.
Where do you see your creative journey taking you in the next 12 months?
What's a typical creative day for you?
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What kind of music do you like to listen to while you work?
How did you find out about BrisStyle?
To connect with other makers, gain support, and be exposed to further opportunities.
I studied art casually for approx. 16 years at the BIA and experimented with many art forms, but I felt most alive and engaged when I did a workshop and a couple of semester blocks in Sculpture.
I see craft as something that brings art into your everyday life rather than being something to view and admire once in a while.