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’.
History – As a child I was always drawing and trying out different crafts. I went to art college, a Foundation in Art & Design (Oxford Brookes University) and a Degree in Fashion Design (Kingston University) – 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.
Design – I returned to design 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.
Make – I have made photoshoot props and designed ‘making activities for magazines/blogs and workshops.
Storysacks – For 11 years I have been Storysacks Librarian and maker at Myatt Garden Primary School; designing, making and mending toys and games.
Music marketing – I manage musician/composer William D Drake.
Lisa Bennett • firstname.lastname@example.org • 0785 344 3426