Stepping out of university with a small funding pot earned from degree show sales, Samantha was able to set up her first small workshop in 2002. Having already secured her first two solo shows, she was instantly faced with an exciting whirlwind of making, exhibiting and selling. She has exhibited extensively over the years with solo shows most recently at galleries across the UK.
“My current practice is concentrated on illustrative sculpture. Each piece depicts a narrative built around fairy characters. The making process is laborious and commands a unique concoction of materials and techniques. Silver soldering, chemical colouring, hand stitching, clay modelling and whatever else an idea might demand.
Initially I drew my inspiration from childhood memories and stories. I soon became interested in Victorian gadgetry and invention and the humour it can provoke. I strive to capture a similar humour within my own work. More recently I am fuelled by everyday life and the mundane.”