I had a lovely return visit to Bollington last week for the project, I met three wonderful ladies and had a fantastic day which included a bit of mosaic making, delicious home made scones fresh from the oven and an amazingly relaxing neck and shoulder massage !
The first of the three ladies on the blog is Debra and although I describe her as a mosaic artist her creative talents seem to be endless, when I met her she was still on a high from the premiere of a feature length film she had written for Bollington Festival.
Debra isn’t only passionate about creating her own work she is also very passionate about inclusion and shares her skills and passion with the local community, I made my first ever mosaic (albeit small and simple) under her guidance and was also honoured to be the 826th person (but not the last) to place a tile into a mosaic she was making for a local church, various schools and community groups had been involved in the creation of the mosaic.
Having seen the display of Debra’s work in the corridor’s outside her studio I find it amazing that she actually stumbled into mosaic making accidentally. She was teaching various crafts to adults and was often asked to teach mosaic making but initially resisted, eventually she agreed to teach a class which was so successful that the mosaic making spiralled and eventually became the wonderful business that she now has.
Debra’s website is www.thecreativespacestudio.com. You can find her Facebook page here and she is on Twitter as @CreatvSpcStudio.
(All images ©J Broughton Photography www.jbroughton.co.uk.)