From the tender age of four I was always drawing or painting. Always had a pen in my hand or a bag of coloured crayons close by. It was all I ever wanted to do. But it wasn't until my late thirties that I decided to take the next step and get a qualification, if only to prove to myself that I had some talent, some creative ability.
In 2003 I left Winchester School of Art clutching my BA (Hons) Textile Design degree wondering what now? In the years that followed I made new friends and contacts across a diverse range of crafts and design as I worked freelance designing weave and surface pattern designs. You can see my woven designs on this site and surface pattern designs HERE.
When a holiday home in France became my permanent residence, the search began to find suitable premises to open a studio. After some false starts we finally found a lovely building crying out to be restored to its former glory.
A double-fronted, three storey complex with the oldest parts dating back to 1850 (as far as we can tell). The ground floor spaces were at times in their history a boulangerie on the left and a photographer's studio on the right (the latter dating to the 1930's).
After six months, the transformation is now complete and the building has been given a new lease of life as Atelier Quinze - the building being number 15. Here I can not only produce my own work but also offer workshops to those seeking to satisfy their own creative interests. I also have a lovely boutique where you can buy a range of goods, all hand made at the studio.
My background is not only textiles but other creative activities, and I can't wait to share my experience and enthusiasm for all things 'make'! So, if you would like to learn a new creative skill, or to simply join with others to have a social get together and make new friends, please get in touch.
(No longer four but still with a love of flip-flops!)
P L E A S E G E T I N T O U C H
15 Rue du General de Gaulle
86290 La Trimouille
Phone: 05 16 32 12 06
Mon, Sun: Closed
Wed, Fri: 10.00h - 12.00h
14.00h - 16.00h
Tues, Thurs: Closed for workshops
Saturday: 10.00h - 12.00h
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