Box of Beautiful Things

Box of Beautiful Things

email kate@boxofbeautifulthings.co.uk

Kate

Kate Horner is a practising artist with a B.Sc. (Hons) Textile Design (Woven Structures) and a M.A. in Design Studies (Textiles). Kate has taught in Secondary School and Further Education for many years and is a thoughtful educationalist. Her artwork explores many forms of textiles, centred on felt making. Her sketchbooks are vital to the work she makes and these are extended and explored through the computer. Her themes are about herself and her relationship with people and places. This focuses on her family and friends, and their environmental and peace work. She has exhibited nationally.

Kate

Maggy

Maggy Lightfoot with her husband Gary runs a company importing wool fibre from Norway. She has successfully completed her Level 2, Level 3 certificate and Diploma in feltmaking. She internally verifies courses in feltmaking for ArtyBird and is now part of the teaching team.

Maggy

Alison

Alison Seddon is an ex pat Geordie and has been living in Carnforth since 2005. She has worked in insurance for 20 years before deciding to use her training in "nit picking" and "attention to detail" to her own ends. She set up her own Girl Friday enterprise, providing office based tasks on a "by the hour" basis and was delighted when she was asked to become an Artybird, although she is more of a Clartybird than an Arty one!

Alison

Gary

Gary Lightfoot runs Norwegian Wool with Maggy. Following a career in engineering, sales and marketing, Gary is a retired business consultant and provides some business skills support and event admin. He also has some minor artistic skills having done a course in Creative Imaging with Artybird, so does no feel totally overwhelmed when mixing with proper arty types like Kate, Rosie and Maggy.

Gary