Children’s Workshops at the New Brewery Arts, Cirencester

For the third year running, I will be facilitating workshops at the wonderful New Brewery Arts Centre in Cirencester.

Eco Jewellery, Monday 27th October, 10am – 12.30pm, Age 7+

You can make very funky jewellery for boys and girls out of everyday household materials like sweet wrappers, straws, beads, buttons, ribbons – or anything else you like. Be inspired to recycle. All abilities welcome.  – See more at:

Little Book of Nature, Monday 27th October, 1.30 – 4pm, Families

Illustrator Sarah Millin will help you create a special book of nature using drawing with collage to develop a storybook in words and pictures. Write about your favourite animals, birds, plants or landscapes. Designed for adults and children to work together. – See more at:



Guest speaker at Worcester University

I was invited to be a guest speaker by the Education department to talk about my career in arts and education at Worcester University.  I was introduced to some very enthusiastic first year students who were in the process of deciding whether to teach as a career or whether to work in an alternative based education career.   All of the students were doing joint honours degrees with education as one path combined with another subject.



Coffin handles for the Coffin Works

Its been an exciting month making coffin handles with Nelson Primary School in Birmingham, yes ‘coffin handles’.  I am delighted to be working with the Coffin works, a museum  which will be opening next year in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.   Please visit:

coffinhandle pic

It has been one of the most challenging project so far, making coffin handles from scrap materials.  They will be exhibited at the Coffin Works next September when it opens.  In the mean time, the next schools will be making shrouds and coffin stamps.


A Little Book of Nature.

Presents A Little Book of Nature

Wednesday 30th October, 10am-12pm and 1-3pm

Location: The Hive, Worcester

Tickets £2 from The Hive & Worcester Live

Create your very own special book of nature with illustrator Sarah Millin. Sarah will encourage you to draw and use collage materials to develop a story in words and picturesdepicting the world of all things natural. Topics can vary based on your choice i.e. your favourite animals, birds, plants or landscapes. You will be taught the elements of how to write a book. The workshop is designed for parents and children (children need to be accompanied). The session will last 2 hours. All materials are provided, just bring your imagination. Spaces for these workshops are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Suitable for ages 6+.

To purchase tickets from Worcester Live Box Office visit Huntingdon Hall, Crowngate, Worcester, WR1 3LD or call 01905 611427

Tickets for events at The Hive are available to purchase in person from the Level 1 information pod in the atrium and from the Explore the Past desk in Level 2


‘Smiler’ the Onion Jelly Fish at Worcester City Flower Show, Aug 2013

For the second year running, I was asked to judge the arts and crafts at Worcester City Flower Show.  It really is the highlight of my year, seeing the wonderful array of children’s creativity in my nearest park.  Here is one of the fabulous winners!

‘Smiler’, the onion jellyfish won first prize for an exotic animal or bird made from fruit and vegetables.  So very inventive.