What was the inspiration behind the piece(s) in not just a shop?
I love pressing flowers, I find it a beautiful and satisfying process. It’s a procedure that takes time; similar to printmaking. Printmaking is definitely one of my favourite artistic processes, so I decided to experiment and try them out together. I love how soft ground etching has managed to pick up all the delicate details of the flowers- creating a textured and subtle image. This process has inspired me to use my pressed flowers in screen printing and ceramics. It’s also made me realise that artistic processes are a form of meditation for me- it’s a time to flow through a method and just focus on what I’m doing.
How did you make the pieces in not just a shop?
It’s a soft ground etching.
Who has influenced your work the most?
The V&A fashion and nature exhibition.
When did you know that you wanted to pursue a career as an artist?
I wouldn’t necessarily call myself an artist; I’m more of a crafter and maker. I also love making small ceramic spoons, trinket dishes and spice bowls.
What else should we know about you?
I’m an avid yogi who loves to cook with lots of veggies but struggles to resist a Sainsburys £1.50 cookie haha!
What do you want viewers to take away from your work?
A sense of calm, presence and the importance of process.