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Creative Speciality (eg Designer, Photographer)
Designer, craftperson, artist, curator and promoter
Briefly describe your creative business - or your interest in creative businesses
I am a contemporary craftsperson and also art liason officer for MerseyBio, on the University of Liverpool Campus
Tell us more about your creative business...
I make accessories and artwork from recycled materials including reclaimed wire and packaging. I have been working with recycled materials for about 20 years. More recently, I have also been making full size figure sculptures from reclaimed wire for commissions.
Your website address - if you have one
Information, ideas and contacts you'd like, to help you become even more successful in your creative business
I am currently taking a break from selling work as in this current financial trough, there seems little point so I am enjoying doing projects for no financial gain, curating and organising shows and networking groups.

For my job as art liaison officer for 2Bio ltd at MerseyBio, I would like to hear from artists/craftspeople who may be interested in exhibiting in our space.
I have set up a new group on Facebook called Art on Wirral - The Left Bank of the Mersey as a place for all Wirral based art related postings. This ties in with my networking group for Wirral based artists, With These Hands, who meet monthly.

Last year I was involved with a major project as part of the Independents called The Six Rooms Gallery, there will be three exhibitions during the time of the Independents. I will be running a recycling handbag workshop on the 25th of September, please email info(at)abscraft.com for more details of costs and location

I  also took part in the 7th annual Oxton Art Fair at the Williamson Art Gallery, with 19 artists showing their work but this year I am having a year off after 8 shows.

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Please vote for my hat

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My Peacock feathered hat is in a competition and the voting starts very soon, could do with your support…


Posted on August 15, 2011 at 8:48


Feel Good Fairs

Abscraft will be at the Feel Good Fairs on Liverpool's famous waterfront on

Saturday 17 July and Sunday 18 July from 12 until to… Continue

Posted on June 27, 2010 at 11:43

5th evening With These Hands

Our June "With These Hands" meeting for all Wirral creatives will be

7pm on Wednesday the 30th of June at the Green Community Shop and

Centre in Oxton.

The Green Community Shop and Centre, 49-51 Christchurch Road Birkenhead, United Kingdom

Bring a plate of food to share, whatever you like to eat, bring a plate,

cutlery and a glass. Bring a bottle (screw top only) to share. The room

has tables and chairs and tea and coffee available. I will make… Continue

Posted on June 27, 2010 at 11:42

With These Hands

The third "With These Hands" networking event for Wirral visual creatives is on Friday 4th of Dec at 10 until 12 at HOME on Christchurch Road in Oxton Village in the cellar part of the cafe, buy a coffee and join us for a chat, swop cards, find a friend, set up collaborations or just have coffee with like minded folks.

Make one Christmas card and bring it for a swop.


Posted on December 1, 2009 at 9:41

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At 10:14 on October 10, 2011, Abscraft said…

Featured in Cheshire Life Mag


Cheshire Life Article in shops now

I did an interview in early summer in Home Cafe in Oxton Village with the very beautiful Miss Elizabeth Short. At the same time, was involved with loaning my corsets, jewellery and hats for photo shoot with make-up artist Persis Peters and photographer, Matt Kelly, thankfully as often happens all things came together at the right time and the results are in the October issue of Cheshire Life...£3.45. We are featured in a double page spread on pages 268 and 269. Matt's images are great capturing the detail of the work beautifully and Persis' styling and makeup are very evocative of pre-raphaelite paintings. My screen shots do not do either of them justice.
At 16:21 on September 3, 2011, Abscraft said…

I am getting ready for the Wirral Open Studio Tour and prepping the blog I will be relocating to Hoylake...

At 21:08 on October 9, 2009, Carol Ryder said…
Brilliant Alison - thanks for the advice - have followed it to the letter!
At 23:05 on October 8, 2009, Carol Ryder said…
Ah - yes, I've been in contact with Louise before, many years ago.
Many thanks,
p.s. could you let me know if you hear of any other exhibitions / opportunities that my work might be suitable for? Thanks again!
At 17:22 on October 8, 2009, Carol Ryder said…
Hi Alison,
Yep, I know the Brindley, it's not far from where I live, but as I am new to marketing my work I haven't approached them before. Can you give me the name of who I would need to speak to?
At 17:21 on October 2, 2009, Carol Ryder said…
Hi Alison,

As an illustrator and textile artist, I'm very interested in your work with MerseyBio. Could you have a look at my page and let me know whether I might be useful as a collaborating artist?

At 10:40 on September 21, 2009, Nick Jones said…

Keep me in mind!
At 12:41 on July 29, 2009, Alison Little said…
Hi Alison, I'm not sure fully aboutthis network yet, but it does seem to be growing.
At 12:19 on May 11, 2009, Samantha Mills said…
Hi Alison,
Could do with some expert bloggers on Art Jewellers to start things off. Could do with MJMAN info on there if you see any of them?
with regards
At 22:20 on February 18, 2009, David Parrish said…
Hi Alison

Welcome to the network.
Please invite your friends and contacts to join too.
It's easy to do using the "Invite" tab at the top of the page.

Best wishes


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