Designer and maker of work aprons for artists and artisan businesses.
I live and work in leafy-hilly South-East London UK, with my partner and two daughters.
My career has been a meandering affair, starting with a Degree in Fashion Design, veering off into an exciting and varied decade in the Music Industry. A break having my two daughters, then a few years as the PR at a book publishers which specialised in contemporary architecture, art and culture…. before unexpectedly going back to fashion design (via an illustration course) producing appliques and print for childrenswear, making photoshoot props and designing ‘making activities for magazines/blogs and workshops. All the while continuously making ‘things’ and art.
Four years ago, our family life changed dramatically when one of my daughters was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome (Autism) aged 15, our home life got better but an ongoing daily fight to get support at school began, plus home educating in the evenings … it was a full time job, which meant little time for designing childrenswear collections and meeting tight deadlines……………..BUT, a Christmas project making aprons for everyone, set me off on ‘Aprons for Makers – A Dog Like Sparky’. With a flexi-hours work approach, it has been evolving gradually, building the range and taking on bespoke orders for artists and artisan businesses.
Meeting artists and makers and learning about their practice has been the most fascinating part of the “Aprons for Makers’ journey!
Lisa Bennett • email@example.com • 0785 344 3426