Designer/maker ‘In The Making – Aprons’ for artists, makers and artisan businesses.
I live and work in leafy-hilly South-East London UK
One Christmas a few years ago, I made lots of aprons as presents for family and friends – I enjoyed it so much I opened Folksy and Etsy shops. The range has been evolving gradually, and working on bespoke orders for artists and artisan businesses, learning about their practice is the most fascinating part of my work.
(24th Jan 2018 the shop name changed from ‘A Dog Like Sparky’ to ‘IN THE MAKING – aprons’.
As a child I was always drawing and trying out different crafts. I went to art college, a Foundation in Art & Design and a Degree in Fashion Design – followed by 10 years doing something entirely different, in the Music Industry, and a few years in book publishing. All the while continuing to paint and make, always with a project on the go. I was lucky enough to get work designing applique t-shirt logos for a well known childrenswear firm, for 8 years – I loved making the samples, playing with colour and beautiful fabrics – during that time I also made photoshoot props and designed ‘making activities for magazines/blogs and workshops.
Lisa Bennett • firstname.lastname@example.org • 0785 344 3426