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.
Read a bit more about me here: Little person, Big emotion
Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy 2018
Level 5 Teaching Diploma QTLS: London 2015
Model Making Short Course: Bournemouth University 2013
Illustration and Print Foundation Degree (Distinction): Plymouth College of Art 2012
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
- 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
Designer Toy Awards Finalist 2016: Best Non Plush Design
Nessie Show, Martian Toys, ToyCon UK, March 2019.
MINI, Mize Gallery, Florida, March 2019.
I Am Board 2018, ToyCon UK, London, April 2018
Boo: A Spooktacular Show, ToyCon UK, London, April 2018
Lysistrata: An all female show, Mothership Art Gallery, Philadelphia, February 2018
Play for Change, Medialia Gallery, New York, Nov 2017
Identity Crisis – Crazy Shark Custom Show, Martian Toys Booth #1123, Dcon, California, Nov 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
Toy Art UK 2018
Oh My Handmade Interview, 9 Stories from working women, 2015
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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