The Queenhithe Mosaic Down by one of my favourite haunts on the foreshore of the River Thames can now be found a most wonderful mosaic charting over 2000 years of Thames life. Designed by Tessa Hunkin and made by Southbank Mosaics - I have captured it's det...
The slow shift of the seasons is underway with still, cool mornings moving gently towards the warmth of late summer afternoons. However I ' m heading to Paris to stay in a perfect little garret with my daughter & to explore some more, Flâneur style , wande...
I have been making large papier mache platters. This process involves many layers of paper and glue plus extensive drying time followed by making and applying numerous coats of traditional gesso. My present studio is rather small for my requirements so is c...
Marie Antoinette's sheep Feeling somewhat inspired by Marie Antoinette's sheep at her extraordinary farm in the grounds of Versailles, I have revived an old interest of mine, namely, spinning. Many years ago I began to teach myself how to spin by collecting...
The slow shift of the seasons is underway with still cool mornings moving gently towards the warmth of late summer afternoons. However I am heading to Paris soon with my daughter to explore a little more, Flâneur style , wandering with no particular place ...
- Hilary Bravo - Papier Mâchédesigner/maker/teacher, present
I travel whenever time allows and bring back sketchbooks over-flowing with ideas to work on in my studio as well as hundreds of photographs and various ephemera.
I research, write, paint, make papier-mâché bowls etc and jewellery, often made from fragments of my paintings. I also run workshops and make tutorials for my YouTube Channel.
I use papier mache, mixed media, resin, metal leaf and found objects such as fragments of clay pipe stems from the River Thames and beach-combing finds.
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