Teaching art by day and creating art by night, Taylored Curiosities produces mixed media creatures based in fictional, quirky worlds, sprung from the depths of her bizarre imagination.

With a strong emphasis on anxiety aids and mental health awareness, she brings to life a variety of beings that help to reduce the stresses of every day life and to highlight some of the struggles we aren’t always encouraged to talk about.

A steady flow of herbal teas aids the creative process.

All items are 100% handmade in the UK and every piece takes careful work, to add the right amount of personality.

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EDUCATION

Level 5 Teaching Diploma QTLS: London 2015

Model Making Short Course: Bournemouth University 2013

Illustration and Print Degree (Distinction): Plymouth College of Art 2012

 

EXPERIENCE

2010 – Present

Independent Art Toy Designer/Illustrator

  • Designing and creating a range of mixed media collectible art toys that have featured in exhibitions and galleries worldwide.

2014 – Present

Art Teacher

  • Lesson/curriculum planning, creating visual presentations, and assessing GCSE and A-level work
  • Design and deliver lessons on a variety of art styles and methods

 

 

AWARDS

Designer Toy Awards Finalist 2016: Best Non Plush Design

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

Solo

Subconscious Dwellings: ONCA Gallery, Brighton, 27th October  2017

 

 

Group

Play for Change, Medialia Gallery, New York, Nov 2017

Identity Crisis – Crazy Shark Custom Show, Martian Toys Booth #1123, Dcon, California, Nov 2017

Baby Colossus ShowMartian Toys Booth, ToyCon UK, London, April 2017

Customania, The Toy Chronicle Booth, ToyCon UK, London, April 2017

Resin is King Series 3, Tenacious Toys Booth, Comic Con, New York, 2016

Open House, We Make (Design Week), Tillamook Station, Portland, Oregon, 2016

Technology: Utopian or dystopian Retro-futurism, Fray Pedro Subercaseaux Chamber, Chile, 2015

Modified Wool Show (curated by myself and Dan Perry), RayGun Comics, London, 2014

Around the World in 80 Toys, Espionage Gallery, Adelaide, 2014

Toy Heist Custom Art Toy Exhibition, The Concrete Gallery, Amsterdam, 2013

Dream in Plastic Custom Show, Dream in Plastic, New York, 2013

Nothing Gold Can Stay, Swoon Gallery, Los Angeles, 2013

Dragons Show, Sho Gallery, Cardiff, 2012

Heavy Metal Qee Show, Forbidden Planet, London, 2012

 

 

PRESS

‘Curiouser and Curiouser’, Clutter Magazine Interview (Issue 39), July 2016

Oh My Handmade Interview, 9 Stories from working women, 2015

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Stuffed Magazine, Winter 2013

Stuffed Magazine, Winter 2012

Stuffed Magazine, Winter 2011

Pylon Press, Support Structures, 2011

Stuffed Magazine, Summer 2011

Cranky Yellow, Compendium of Artists, 2010

 

 

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