About the Designer
My creativity lead me to train as a dance teacher at the London College of Dance and Drama and become a Fellow of the ISTD. As well as having my own dance school in Buckinghamshire I have freelanced around the country which has given me many amazing opportunities over the years including the privilege teaching at the Royal Ballet School White Lodge.
We moved our family to Scotland in 2001 to follow my husband, a landscape photographer. I became an administrator in our gallery putting my organisations skills to good use.
During our time living on the West Coast of Scotland I loved being by the sea and could spend hours just watching the waves on the shore and the mountains beyond. Lots of beach combing produced a treasure of stones, shells, slate and glass all shaped and smoothed by the sea. The collection grew but I didn’t know then what I would use it for.
A chance opportunity rekindled my love of all things creative whilst working in a friends wool shop. The colours and textures I was surrounded by inspiring me to start ‘making’ again.
At first it was crochet and jewellery making. Since moving back to Shropshire in 2012 I have begun to sew more , make bags and experiment with various ideas. It seems that the Scottish scenery still has it’s pull for me in some of the materials I have chosen to use.
Being self taught I am influenced by colours and texture and spurred on by all the designs and ideas in my head just waiting to emerge!!
Together with my husband, Richard Childs, who is a landscape Photographer we have a gallery in the Ironbridge Gorge at Maws Centre, Jackfield.
Lots more to see and we would love to meet you if you're in the area.