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Humble Cottage, literally is just that - me working from my small cottage in cornwall, designed, upcycling and making vintage inspired tiles, upcycled china plates, photographic prints and collaged prints and cards. After years of working as a Community & Youth worker in Bristol, I decided to make a move, both geographically and with work - and here I am.

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My work is inspired by my love of china, interesting finds from flea markets, old story books and my love of cornwall. 

Cornwall is part of my childhood and there is a sense of nostalgia informing my work, this is then given a quirky twist by mixing images found and designed with quotes that make me smile.


A lot of my work includes words and quote's that make you smile,think or reflect. I like to share these thoughts with other's and enjoy seeing people's response to the things I make.

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This is one of my first photograph's and though not one of my most accomplished, it still holds a strong resonance and intention. It's a photo of an older lady, heading out to the sea with a homemade wooden surf board. Its later in the day and quite cold, but the woman is striding forward with intention and a strength that I admire and hope to replicate maybe a small amount in my work and life.

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My work originally began with just my photographs, and has since evolved to be about found things and the stories they conjure up. My recent work has been quite colourful and led by words and quotes, but I am currently experimenting with mixed media techniques and more subtle colours that are more related to the colours I absorb within the
landscape / seascape of Cornwall.

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I love being self employed and am grateful to be able to do so. You learn a lot about yourself working alone but also seeing people's response to what you have been making. I have learnt to be more self disciplined, resiliant and to trust my instincts more - all good lessons in life!

 





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