WORD CLOWN • SIGN MAKER • ARTIST
2009 – 2019. Co-founder and creative director at Merrimaking.
2015 – present. A long-term fascination with words, fonts and fairgrounds came together 4 years ago when I made a sign for my wedding. And it sparked something in me!
I pretty much dropped what I was doing at the time and launched Show Pony, hand-making custom and entirely bespoke signs for galleries, events and individuals. And I love it.
Cut and hand-painted from my studio, I create illuminated artworks & fairground-inspired signs, often embellished with gold leaf and fitted with glass lightbulbs. I work from my home studio by the seaside, mostly at bizarre hours (I have a toddler), and often fuelled by a lot of coffee (I have a toddler!).
I like to work with empowering and positive words, it’s uplifting, and I believe in the positive impact it has to see them every day. Especially in the home.