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always had a creative streak, but opted out of art in order to do other subjects at school which I also enjoyed, and ended up doing a degree in Molecular Biology! I feel very far from that now, but I’ve realised that in many ways I’m still doing the same. I prepare experiments, mix different ingredients, draw my conclusions and present my results - I’m just having more fun in the studio than in the lab!

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DIDN’T really plan to start a paper-making business; it just sort of happened. On a whim, I bought a basic kit and started to experiment. I almost gave up straight away after a few failed attempts, but I soon got the hang of it and I now produce a variety of unique and textured papers, which can be functional or decorative. I like to create beautiful things from rubbish, so I recycle waste paper into new sheets which take on a completely different form. Most of my designs are inspired by a lifelong love of nature, and you’ll also find petals and other plant matter within my papers. I’ve

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