I lived in Bath for five years so it was nice to re-visit the picturesque city to write this piece on it’s top attractions for Somerset Life magazine. Please excuse the late posting – busy times!
The 5 best hair straighteners 2017: Group test for T3.com
Which straighteners will give you frizz-free luscious locks, free from kinks and curls? I set out to find out for T3.com and can assure you every set I’ve put in my top five will. But which set are THE BEST hair straighteners? Read my group test to find out!
The best umbrella 2017: A group review for T3.com
In this group test for T3.com I set out to discover which umbrella will keep you dry, look stylish and withstand the test of time – have a read here.
Lead Holder Tutorial for Dogs Monthly Magazine
My latest craft tutorial for Dog’s Monthly magazine sees me turn a plain chopping board into a kitsch lead holder. If you’re a dog owner why not make one? Guaranteed to get tails wagging!
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Inspired By The Coast
I’ve always loved writing about the arts and as a hobby potter myself, it’s always an honour to meet a true ceramist. Early this summer I headed to beautiful Brauton, in Devon, to meet Jon Curtis, whose work is inspired by the coast and I discovered beauty at the breakfast table. You can read my feature, published by Devon Life magazine here.
The Natural Way
Earlier this summer I was lucky enough to spend a day at Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre where I discovered a kind, natural way of working with animals. You can read my feature, published in Somerset Life magazine here. I hope it inspires you as much as it did me!
HOLIDAYS OF THE FUTURE
Where will you be chilling in 2100? What does the future hold for thrill seekers, beach bums, technology buffs and eco tourists? In this feature for LV, I discover that our holidays will be ‘Out There’ in the truest sense…
Interview with award-winning editorial and publicity photographer Al Overdrive
“Even from my very early days, the feedback I got was that my work felt close, not voyeuristic or sterile.”
Al Overdrive is best known for making images which reflect his cinematic approach to fashion and portraiture. His work emanates an air of relaxed honesty, capturing a moment of calm which is both empathetic and revealing. Heavily influenced by the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi (perhaps in opposition to his previous career in forensic photography) he is able to reflect the personality of the people and of clothing he shoots in a way which feels natural. Unlike most photography which emphasises distance, his work embraces proximity rending the camera almost invisible. Read my interview with Al, published on the Autographer blog here.
The Art of Plaster
One of the things I love most about being a freelance journalist is the interesting people I get to meet – architectural sculptor Timothy Richards definitely being one of them. I spent a day at Tim’s workshop in Bath and discovered he’s actually a one-off in the world. In this feature for Somerset Life magazine I explore his exquisite models, which manage to embody the very essence of architecture. In these times when the mass produced seems to prevail, it’s so very refreshing to meet a true master craftsman who’s bucking the trend. Please have a read below.
Jess Pigott Art Feature
I recently interviewed the inspirational and very talented Jess Pigott, a 23-year-old art graduate from Somerset who paints brilliantly bold, emotive landscapes. Although she’s a new artist, she already has gallery representation and her paintings are selling for in excess of £2000 each. In this feature for Somerset Life magazine I talk to Jess about making her mark on the art world. Have a read below!