Craft Industry Specialist, Accredited Coach and Mentor, Writer, Founder of The Maker Edit and Goldsmiths Entrepreneur in Residence.
The Maker Edit was created from my passion for maker culture. I have worked and studied in the creative industries for over ten years, mainly within Fine Art and Crafts sectors and spent several years researching the craft economy which included studying a postgraduate degree in Culture Industry dedicated solely to the research of maker entrepreneurs.
The results of my MA was creating a business plan and starting my dream business, The Maker Edit, with the purpose of empowering makers and enhancing the recognition of crafts value in our society.
In 2019 the UK saw craft sales of over £3bn (craft economy research report by crafts council) and that was as one of the most underfunded sectors in the creative industries.
So let’s call it how it is, we have amazing maker entrepreneurs in the UK, with funding, support and encouragement just imagine what the craft sector could achieve.
Coach and Mentor
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I offer services including writing articles, guides and resources as well as guest blogs, ghostwriting and content writing for businesses. I specialise in non-fiction and writing how-to content that supports people choosing to follow creative career paths. I am available for one-off pieces of work or longer-term projects.
Working collaboratively with higher education institutes, I have hosted creative careers and enterprise workshops, panel discussions and talks with some of the leading UK creative universities including, University of the Arts London, Royal College of Arts, University for the Creative Arts and Goldsmiths UoL.
CLIENTS & COLLABORATORS
2019 - 2020
PGCERT COACHING GOLDSMITHS UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
I specialised in coaching and mentoring in the creative business context during my training. Additionally, I studied coaching self-management as a stress-management intervention.
2016 - 2018
MA CULTURE INDUSTRY GOLDSMITHS UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
After working in the creative industry I was inspired to conduct a research project as part of a postgraduate degree in the Culture Industry. For my dissertation I travelled to different cities in the UK interviewing independent boutiques, on their experience of working with maker entrepreneurs, to work towards the topic of Routes to Retail: The Changing Landscape of Craft Retail in the Digital Age.
The Maker Edit is the result of my research which aims to provide practical actionable support to maker entrepreneurs in their career ambitions. I am continuing my research through The Maker Scale a research project focusing on makers and the creative economy.