My recent projects include running a creative writing workshop with arts and wellbeing charity The Craftimation Factory for Sussex Recovery College. This was part of a wider series of sessions entitled Book of Secrets: Art Journals for Recovery. I worked with Craftimation and House of Cultural Curiosity CIC to run coaching and making sessions for Seaview services for complex lives, supported by the Big Lottery Fund. See below for more about previous projects.





Making connections through creativity and conversation with the Craftimation Factory and House of Cultural Curiosity CIC, supported by the Big Lottery Fund

Together with artists Lee Shearman, Janey Moffat and Sophie Shaw, I co-facilitated a series of creative workshops at Seaview services for complex lives, based in St Leonards-on-Sea, U.K.

We were funded by the Big Lottery to run a pilot project exploring how active listening and a coaching approach can be combined with creative making to postively impact people's wellbeing.

Participants collaged images and words to create individual artworks that combined to form a sculptural globe. We developed a framework for the sessions that was flexible enough to respond to participants' needs and enable people to work at their own pace. Using the principles of coaching, we created a safe, trusted space that meant people were able to tell their stories and feel heard. 

Following the success of the pilot, we are developing the next phase.

"I have had the great pleasure of working with Pip across a number of arts facilitation projects engaging with young people and vulnerable adults. Pip is naturally compassionate and gifted with great levels of empathy, ensuring that she is ideally placed to provide both participants and colleagues with a nurturing and relaxing working environment. 

Pip is highly skilled in creative problem solving, bringing an enthusiastic approach to her work and a fresh way of looking at things. She is extremely organised, instilling great confidence in those who work with her that she will bring any project to successful fruition."

Janey Moffatt, The Craftimation Factory


+(0)7707 051852

Hastings, East Sussex, UK

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