My idea is...
I am a Nottingham based papercraft artist specialising in unique origami jewellery and home accessories, all made using recycled and reclaimed books.
As a child I was fascinated by books, stories and papers, and during my time at university this interest developed into a passion. After graduating in 2011 with a BA(Hons) in Decorative Arts, specialising in paper manipulation, I set out to start my own business selling intricate origami jewellery and accessories.
Funding will enable me to buy sorely needed equipment and help towards the cost of opening my own Retail Shop in Nottingham in conjunction with another talented maker, Hannah Stevens. Our goal is to create a space where local, and specifically newly graduated makers, can display and sell their work – where the local creative community can come together for workshops and exhibitions, and local residents can support hand-crafted work, designed and made in Nottinghamshire.