My Professional Profile
Art has always been Maria’s first love. Firstly as a fine art artist from a young age and now creates attractive items working with different fibre mediums and many forms of artistic techniques.
Maria's art background / qualifications includes A Level Art, has attended various arts and crafts workshops and has a qualification a City in Guilds Level 3 in Creative Textiles Techniques qualification.
Maria comes from a creative family, whom are artists, machinists, knitters and embroiders. She was introduced to felting when watching a demonstration on holiday. Since then Maria has continued to experiment with felting to an advanced level. She uses different felting techniques and also adds in other mediums such as hand and machine embroidery. Her inspirations come from nature; looking at structure, texture, colour and pattern.
Her work is exhibited in handmade-based retailers shops and galleries in England and Scotland, and at Contemporary Art and Craft events around England.
Maria loves to share her knowledge to others by demonstrating at the different events she attends and when invited to talk and demonstrate at local institution and guilds. Her monthly felt making and creative textile workshops have also drawn a variety of people from all backgrounds to learn this wonderful art form.