Business name: Hyppanie Essence and Felt
Hyppanie was the name the children gave me in the Himalayas when I travelled in India, in 1997.
In 2000, My passion for Colour Therapy lead me to attend the City and Guild Felt making course in London taught by Lizzie Houghton. I found that the wonderful quality of Wool and colours permitted me to create bespoke useful items and made me feel good about myself and what I could achieve. It gave me great confidence to enrol in a teaching course, to share my passion. I now cater for primary schools and Language schools around Brighton and Hove.
I run after school workshops and all-year groups workshops. Up to 30 students per class. My sessions answer the schools needs for creativity for all the taught topics and allow every child -who might think they are not very artistic- to actually create a great piece of Art.
This year of 2020, I am part of The AntiMA programme, TheAntiMA is a peer lead, collaborative arts education programme based in Brighton. We are a collective- The AntiMA-, we are a group of ten emerging artists, and we are inviting curators to come and work with us.
The 10 artists in the AntiMA don’t currently have any funding and aren’t paid to be in the group, for us the skills and knowledge exchange, and the mutual support and collaboration is why we are part of the group.