Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Christmas at Crown

So I realise this post is a little late but December has proved to be extremely busy. I'm now working at a live events company in Shepherd's Bush, London called Crown. I'm doing all sorts of bits and bobs from manning Reception to market research and even mouse hunting. However, after talking to the Creative Department (Dan Osman and Casey Evans) they decided to let me design and create the Crown Christmas card this of course I whipped out my scalpel and made a paper cut (check out the Christmas pudding 'O').

The final paper cut was photographed and converted into a PDF by Dan Osman (

Here is a link to the Crown Blog where you can see more of the cut out and other lovely creative posts:

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Words Of Wisdom

So all my work with text has been about quotes. Seeing as my course was 'Fine Art' I thought I'd look at the old masters and the words of wisdom that they have to offer. I produced a little A6 book as I figured it was nicer to have it as a collection.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Commission Poster

I have been asked to make 'The Birds' into a poster for somebody, which is something I hadn't actually thought of doing...especially if it's not paper cut! I've been preparing to open up a shop on Etsy so it's something that would work quite well on there considering postage etc. Maybe it's something that I could do to a lot of my work...convert it into a printed poster? Here's a mock up...(the block lines obviously won't be there, that's just to illustrate the edge).

Free Range at The Old Truman Brewery

What can I was amazing. Fantastic experience and there was some great work there that week. This is my area that I exhibited in at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane. Both 'The Birds' and 'Psycho' sold at the show to two very lovely people who I hope will enjoy the work. Sorry about the quality of the pictures.


So I haven't been on here in ages...sorry! It's been pretty mental recently with moving out of my lovely house in Bath back in with my Mum. Plus of course there has been our show Free Range on Brick Lane in London. I got perforated postcards made for all of the pieces of work that I exhibited (all of which went!) and some cut out business cards which Ben Mottershead very kindly laser cut for me...there was no way I was going to cut 200 business cards by hand! 

Tuesday, 7 June 2011


So our Degree Show is coming up pretty fast...this Friday in fact. For the show it's general practice to have business cards/postcards to promote yourself so I had these postcards designed for me by Stuart Gough. The postcards are perforated at the top so that they can easily be ripped off...something that reflects my work slightly! Here's Stuart's website:

Wednesday, 1 June 2011


ARGH so today is the day of our Third Year hand in. Scary. My work is on the wall and I have a modest pile on my assessment table, which is looking pretty thin for a years worth of work. Panic. Here's a cheeky peak of the hang in progress and after with 'the pile'.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011


My last Hitchcock cut out and my last cut out altogether at Bath School of Art and Design! We start setting up for assessments tomorrow...getting VERY nervous now! This one is to pair up with Rear Window.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

The Birds

I didn't think that I would be cutting out any more flipping birds, but it turns out I have. Going with the Hitchcock series I thought it would make a lot of sense to do one themes on 'The Birds', so here it is...

Rear Window

So I'm making a mini Hitchcock victim so a classic suspense I couldn't wait to do was Rear Window. This one is slightly different as it's layered and you can actually see a colour! Shock horror.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011


So, after learning from my huge mistake with the last piece, I spray painted the back first and then cut it out. This quote as you may well know is from Psycho....amazing film. I popped it in a floating frame and it works quite well?!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

When A Stranger Calls

This went wrong. The quote is from the 1979 version of When A Stranger Calls. I was attempting to contrast my romantic film quotes with some horror film quotes. The idea was to keep the plain white paper on the front and have block red on the back so that it would glow on the you can see this hasn't happened with this one. I cut the quote out first and then spray painted the back red, not really thinking it through. The red went onto the front slightly, so I bought some 'shock white' spray paint to spray the front.....'shock white' isn't white, it's dark cream! Needless to say it looked awful and apparently you can't buy bright white spray paint (I tried another, which again turned out to be cream). The cream just looked so bad against a white wall that I gave up and sprayed it all red. I'm also not hugely happy about the layout so will rethink that one. So basically this one failed and I learnt to spray the back of the paper red BEFORE I cut the quote out!

Romantic Medley

So I had loads of off-cuts from the A1 romantic film quotes and thought that I may as well do something with them. I layered them all together in a floating frame, looks pretty cool in person, you can vaguely make out the different quotes. Apologies for the picture, was taken in my room!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Gone With The Wind

Ok so this piece is MASSIVE. When I went to Rob Ryan's studio for the day he asked to look at my sketch book and suggested that I do the cut out the fit the wall. So I have. It's 3 metres in length in total with the actual cut out at 1.1 x 1 m. I have to do the cuts backwards so that there is no pencil marks on the front so at the moment its the wrong way, until I figure out a way to get it down safely (this one is VERY fragile!). The piece is on a roll of fabriano, using the roll as a weight at the bottom. I'm hoping it's one of the pieces I'm going to show in our Degree Show in June. The last picture here is the piece but flipped, to get an idea of what it would look like the right way.

All Four Romantic Film Quotes

Some slightly better photographs of the A1 romantic quotes that I've made...

Old Bird Illustrations

So here are two examples of the bird illustrations that I used as templates for my bird cut outs. I found them at Walcott Market in Bath, they're single pages from a book that ,unfortunately, I can't find out the name of, or the illustrator.

A Little Something

I haven't been blogging lately due to the approaching 3rd year deadline so been panicking slightly! Thought I'd post a few little things that I've been doing etc...

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Notting Hill

I haven't blogged for a while...been busy with presentations and stressing about my life! But I've managed to whip up this bad boy. It's 6 layers of A1 paper and although it's clipped at the top, if it's not clipped at the bottom then the paper makes this interesting 'sagging' which I'm not sure if I'm gona keep...

Friday, 11 March 2011

Three Romantic Film Quotes

So here they are, three of the A1's...still not presented how I want them to be but I've been away for a couple weeks so haven't had the chance yet to experiment yet, plus I have one more quote to go...

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Annie Hall

Here's something in the pipeline...the lovely quote said by Woody Allen in Annie Hall. I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing with it yet. I've put the quote into the original poster format with the same font. NO IDEA what I'm going to do with the image that's on the poster. Don't think it will work being cut out of paper so may leave an empty rectangle where the image should be. Duno!

Friday, 11 February 2011

You Jump, I Jump, Remember?

So here's the other A1 piece of the series: You Jump, I Jump, Remember? That lil gem of a quote from the tearjerker that is Titanic. I had a trial day at Rob Ryan's studio in London last Tuesday and showed him some of my work and he said that I should go a lot larger than A1, but we'll see how much time I have if I can whip one up. Again....sorry the picture is useless!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

We'll Always Have Paris

Here's a cheeky preview of the 1st A1 I've completed of the romantic film quotes...Just three more to go!

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Film Quote Trials

Notting Hill

This one was made of 6 layers as it's difficult to link the ascendants and descendants on the lower case letters so support each other in each line.



These are awful pictures I know so apologies about that, will do them properly soon. These are some of the designs I've been creating for my new project. I'm using romantic film quotes in white paper to reflect the romantic and innocent qualities of the material. The type I've used are all from the actual film posters so I've tried to keep them as consistent and relational to the film as possible. These are all A5 trials, but they will be enlarged to A1.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Rob Ryan Exhibition in Stafford

So here he is again...Rob Ryan, a hugely influential man for me! I happened to be in the area at the time visiting my boyfriend over Christmas, when I found out he had an exhibition on in Stafford, which I was thrilled about. The work was incredible with a variety of mediums from paper cutting, tapestry and silk screen printing. The photos aren't great quality I'm afraid, I didn't have my camera with me so these are from a mobile.

Here's the website if you would like more information on the exhibition and Rob Ryan: