Sustainable art & craft
While I explore different media both in my own work and when facilitating workshops, I aim to use materials that are gentle on the environment. Art work is created with water based or vegetable based inks and paints, and where possible, paper which is FSC certified, made from waste from the cotton trade, or recycled. While the ceramics can't really be described as sustainably made, due to the extraction of clay from the ground, and then the high firing temperatures (currently in an electric kiln), I try to make items that are durable (so are frost resistant), useful and often in some way beneficial to wildlife.
It takes time to find the most ecologically sound and ethical materials, and I’m a long way from being able to say that all of the art materials I use are sustainably and ethically sourced, but as I find companies that are trying to supply ethical and/or sustainable art materials, I’ll add them to this page (click on the names to go to their websites). If you know of companies not mentioned here, or think that I have included a company incorrectly, please let me know and I’ll update this page.