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Creative ID: 114

Art form(s): Craft/Object, Design, Leather, Carved Pictures, Stamping, Dyeing, Upcycle, Restore.

Based in: Hillcrest Hamilton.

When I'm available: Mondays and Tuesdays.

Where I'm available: Hamilton or close by.

My arts or creative practice (including details about my specific focus within that art form/practice and my strengths)

  • Maker of bags purses pouches belts knife sheaths and articles on request.
  • Renovate restore upcycle repairs.
  • Steampunk and costume.
  • Worked at Weta workshop total of 40 years' experience.
  • Jandal making.
  • Self-employed.

My track record of experience and success - or the track record of experience and success of the creative or artist that I will partner with

  • Run classes through Adult Education at a high school also through a Leather Association.
  • Working displays at Craft Fairs.

Describe the experience you have had working with children or young people, teaching or facilitating creative processes

  • Adult Education.

Why I want to be part of the Creatives in Schools programme and how my involvement will link to my creative practice

I want to pass on skills which are being lost. I think non-academic students would benefit hand-eye coordination discipline of focus making useful things. Potential pathway to employment.

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