Amelia Parker's Profile
I am a designer maker with a keen interest in London, history and recycling.
I have always enjoyed making something useful out of what other people might disregard as rubbish; using unusual and found materials to create individual one-off pieces. These days it’s called upcycling, but I have been doing it all my life! Those shells and that wire? Well that's the basics of a lampshade! Don't throw away that old jumper just because the moths attacked it... there's a hat and mittens in there, and probably even enough for a cushion too (filled with lavender to keep the moths away next time!)
Turning fragments of old clay pipes into jewellery (and later, images) began in 2009 when, on one of my Thames foreshore forays, I found some especially nice worn and coloured pieces of pipe stem. I could see that with the hole running through th…
- Born on August 15
- Joined November 22, 2012