25th May – 2nd June 2024 Creative Kernow

Cornish Tiddlers


Textural stitched art. Originals, prints & cards from soft plastics/recycled materials. Inspired by nature, sea creatures and moorland landscapes.

I am captivated by those little natural things that are in such close proximity to me- creatures in rockpools, critters in hedgerows and suchlike.

As an artist in Cornwall, I am joyfully inspired by the rugged landscape and glorious wildlife around me. You will be able to see me working, alongside another artist, in the Oasis Room. I will be embellishing my poly-fusion pieces, and stitching into them. I enjoy recycling and repurposing materials into works of art, unrecognisable from their original form. Stitching and printing are my key techniques and reflect my signature style. My pieces also link to my long standing interests in environmental concerns. My materials are a visual acknowledgement to the microplastics within the seas.

My technique started when I made carnival costumes from everyday packaging. My children were happy contestants- as two fishy tins of ‘Cornish Tiddlers’. I created homemade giant Pilchard tins out of cardboard and the ‘fish heads’ from soft plastics and general household waste. It worked out really well- and much fun was had by all. This was a seed of an idea for a technique I have carried on. I love the fact that items become something entirely new.

Plastic bags, sweet wrappers, waste materials, old books and textiles have all featured in my work over the years.

My iron and sewing machine blend together to make multi-layered pieces. I also print using tetra packs making intaglio prints as well as constructing relief collagraphs from cardboard waste and other ‘found’ textures.

Collaged plastics provide textures and patterns, although you have to look hard to spot some of the original base materials!

I am attracted to the ‘fabric and feel’ of the area I live in as well as how Cornish folklore and childhood stories colour perception and images of a place.

A range of framed originals, prints and cards will be on sale. Commissions can also be undertaken.

Opening Times
11am - 4pm

Opening Days
Sat 25th May
Sun 26th May
Mon 27th May
Tue 28th May
Wed 29th May
Thu 30th May
Fri 31st May
Sat 1st Jun
Sun 2nd Jun

The Oasis Room, within Lostwithiel Community Centre, is located on the A390 between Plymouth and St Austell. You can see the centre from the main road as you drive through Lostwithiel. Look out for our sign post at the entrance to the main car park.
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The venue has on site parking
The venue has toilet facilities
The venue is accessible to people with mobility difficulties
The venue is family friendly

Accessibility Information
There is free parking and easy access for wheelchairs.
Lostwithiel station is on the mainline between Penzance and Paddington. The Community Centre is a short level walk from the station.