Recollection project at The Holburne starting 28th April 2016

Recollection and Afternoon Tea

A weekly project for people with memory problems and their carers

Recollection is a project I co-created back in 2014 with artist Gillian McFarland  and art psychotherapist Rose Pickett for people with memory problems such as dementia and their carer, a relative or friend. It’s an amazing project in collaboration with The Holburne Museum and No1 Royal Crescent both based in Bath. The project runs for 12 weeks, this time it will be based at The Holburne Museum for 6 weeks and No1 Royal Crescent for 6 weeks.

The project offers participants a chance to recharge their batteries and have a break from everyday life, to immerse themselves in the relaxing, non clinical environments that the museums offer. Over the weeks we take a look at different parts of the museum’s exhibits, have afternoon tea and get creative with non threatening activities where all levels of ability can achieve something.

The previous two projects have been a great success, and have been an important part of the week for those who have attended.

For more information, take a look at the video we had made during the first project:

If you are interested in the project or would like to find out more contact Rose Picket on 01225 371414



Creative Hen Parties in Bath

Craft Hen Parties in Bath

If you are planning a hen party in Bath or the surrounding areas and are looking for a fun crafty activity for a couple of hours then look no further. I offer a mobile service while my venue is being renovated so I can come to your home or accommodation or can find a suitable venue for you. Get in touch to discuss options and prices on 07889119907, or fill out my contact form here. I am open to suggestions if you have an idea for an activity that you can’t see below, just get in touch to have a chat.

Options Include:

Hen party Rosettes: Create your own one of a kind, personalised stylish rosettes to wear throughout the celebrations and keep as a memento of the weekend. Using a large selection of fabrics, ribbons, lace, buttons and adornments as well as stamps and stitch as you choose.

Garters: Have fun making your own garters with beautiful lace, ribbons, buttons and adornments.

Tote Bag Printing: Print your own one of a kind tote bag and remember the hen party every time you go shopping! a large selection of stamps and stencils are available to use or cut your own stencil for a unique touch.

Memory Books: Produce a unique collaborative memory book; customise it with photographs, collage, stamps, drawings and doodles and fill it full of stories and messages for the bride to be to keep to treasure.

Bridal Bunting: Spend a couple of hours in the company of old and new friends and produce a unique string of bunting for the bride to be to keep and treasure as a momento of her fabulous hen party. Choose from a large selection of fabrics provided and bring your own special/meaningful fabrics to include if you wish.

The above activities are for 2 – 2.5 hours and start from £26 per person depending on the size of the group.

Get in touch to discuss options on 07889119907,,uk or fill out my contact form here.

Symbolism in Japanese Design workshop – kimono books

I love going into schools and working with pupils on Japanese culture, I particularly enjoy running workshops around symbolism in Japanese design. These Kimono book covers have been produced by some very talented year 3 pupils.

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Bath Artists’ Studios Open Studios 2014

Open Studios 2014 e-flyer

26-28 September 2014
Friday 26 September, 6-9pm
Opening Party with live music and barbeque
Saturday and Sunday 27&28 September, 11am – 5pm
Studios to explore
Free workshops for children
Gallery exhibition

Visit: for more information

Bath Artists’ Studios, The Old Malt House, Comfortable Place, Upper Bristol Road, Bath
BA1 3AJ | Tel:01225 482480 | Email:

Family Fun – Two Day Screen Printing Course

One of my two day screen printing courses this Summer has been with a lovely family (mum and two daughters), they had a great time learning to screen print whilst spending time together. They all produced some great prints, below is a selection of what they produced.

“Thank you so much for a great two days. We learned so much and were very pleased with what we did. It is great to learn in a small group so that everyone can get on at their own pace and I am sure that with your notes we will be able to do some printing at home.”

If you are interested in attending one of my screen printing courses, please take a look at my workshops: or get in touch via 07889119907 or and please be aware that I will only be running these until the end of the year as I will be going on maternity leave at the end of December.

Bridal Bunting Hen Party with Vintage Afternoon Tea & Fizz in Bath

A fantastic afternoon making bridal bunting with another lovely group…. Looking forward to seeing photos of it up at the wedding.

Take a look at this and the other options available here:


“Had a fab day making bunting for my friends hen do! Paula was lovely and very helpful. A great day was had by all. Lots of fun!”

“Paula created a wonderful environment for our party. Everything was thought of and help was on hand for any embroidery nightmares. It was fun and an incredibly relaxing day. Highly recommended”

“Had such a great time being creative and making something special for our hen to use at her wedding”

“Brilliant! I haven’t been this creative in years”

“This was an amazing experience. I have had a wonderful. So relaxing, a perfect hen party for me. Thank you so much”

Fabric Brooch Making Hen Party in Bath

A really great morning with a lovely group making fabric brooches.

Take a look at this and the other options available here:

Mel Kew’s Exhibition 2d but 3d at Bath Artists’ Studios

Mel Kew Exhibition

Mel Kew’s exhibition at Bath Artists’ studios 14th – 16th March 2014 was fantastic, utilising found waste objects she created stunning installation pieces which were full of colour, texture and pattern. I was happy to donate a variety of metal objects and acrylic sheets I was getting rid of after my studio clear out and Mel put them to excellent use!

Mel is a ceramicist who graduated from Bath Spa University, definitely one to watch….