Cherry Hirsch

I originally went to the London College of Printing to study photography but never worked professionally.  I have always been interested in textiles and started to make my own clothes from an early age.

We live in the Cotswolds with a view over the river Severn.  Gardening is my other passion and with over half an acre on a slope, this takes up a lot of my time and as I get older I notice the wild edges getting larger!  The colours and textures in the garden and surrounding landscape have always been a great source of inspiration to me.

I have experimented with all sorts of things – knitting, designing polymer clay jewellery, paper and silk paper making, felting, quilting.  I always have lots of ideas but don’t always know how to carry these through to completion.

In 2010 I became increasingly aware that I need guidance and discipline to enable me to develop an image from sketchbook to finished work.  In the  summer of 2010 I went on two week-long workshops that set me on this road and I am sure that further courses will continue to develop and improve all my creative skills.

"Exploration of textiles and mixed media is a huge adventure"