From the time Linda was little she was happiest making things from tissue paper and sellotape. When she was ten she helped her neighbour – a potter – prepare for a craft show. Going to art college was her dream but priorities in an economic recession led her instead to accountancy! These days as a Health Life Balance Coach she encourages her clients to do more of what they love and reconnect with some of their childhood dreams. Crafting, making and creating were never far from Linda’s mind and six years ago she bought her own pottery kiln and began to indulge in her playful side. Then in October 2015 Linda married Paul. Their wedding became the perfect place to share their creative passion. Wine bottle lamps and ceramic name tags for each guest were among the many things decorating their venue. With encouragement from the wedding planner and many of the guests Linda was inspired to begin selling her work.
Mairead is a writer, life coach and maker who discovered the magic of creativity late in life! She is a recovering perfectionist looking for perfect enough in the mess and ugly of everyday life.
Her work is inspired by the Leonard Cohen quote, “There’s a crack in everything that’s how the light gets in.”