My Sculpture work is made from scratch, by hand, each piece is unique and made without a pattern or a mould.  Some sculptures (like the Paper mâché stags head or Beryl the badger ) start life as a rolled/crumpled up piece of newspaper 'rescued' from a neighbours recycling box...They are slowly built, layer by layer upon a tightly constructed paper armature and dried beside the stove in my workshop. I enjoy experimenting with different Paper mâché and paper clay techniques and I have spent many hours perfecting recipes for the hardest, lightest or easily sanded results. I hand stitch an array of foraged fabrics for textures and hand make clothes for the characters I have created.  I have even been known to use locks of silver human hair (obtained with permission of course...) or chicken, duck feathers and horse hair donated by my menagerie of animals. I love rummaging through scrap fabrics or finding old pieces of embroidery or doilies on tat markets or charity shops.  I indulge in using discarded / beautiful materials in a playful way often portraying my personality throughout my work.  Each character has a story to tell.......