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The original concept for the dresses and shoes came from the novel 'Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit' by Jeanette Winterson, which I used as the basis for my degree show at university.
This has not been a conscious decision, but due to the nature of materials I use they always spark memories for the viewer.
It is very hard to turn down paid work, so I really struggle to fit everything in.
I am trying to sell work, whilst trying new ideas, to run workshops, do exhibitions and undertake commissions, residencies and all the massive demands of running a gallery.
), producing publicity material , updating social media etc.
And I had such romantic visions of sitting sewing all day!
Toward the end of the course I started experimenting with different materials, weaving with orange peel, melting fruit bags etc.
Also there is a lot of paperwork to be done, which I didn't expect when I started out.
Tax returns, updating the website, replying to emails (I probably spend an average of 2 hours a day just on this!
The worst things are no sick pay, no holiday pay and VERY few days off.
I may be my own boss, but my boss is a slave-driver!