Anne Glynis Davies

Artist, Author and Teacher

About Me

The Beginnings:

I love to create. Since childhood I have always enjoyed making doll's clothes, sketching birds, printing paper and using processes that relate to Nature, whether it be dyeing with plants, creating twiggy weaves or even painting with sticks. 


Formal Qualifications:

  • 1987 Degree in Clothing and Design, Manchester
  • 1988 Diploma in Fashion/Textiles, Salford
  • 1991/2 City & Guilds Teacher Training & Asessor Awards
  • 2001 ECDL in Computing


Artistic Work and Teaching:

  • 1988 - 90: I worked in the fashion industry.
  • 1990 - 2000: I taught fashion design, textiles and costume history in the adult/further education sectors; during this time I discovered my passion for sharing skills and knowledge with others.
  • Present: I run arts workshops in my local community. I believe that art and craft can help people discover joy and inner peace. You can read my full career history by downloading a copy of my CV/Resume.


Writing:


Featured Artist:

  • June 2011: I was  featured on Artella Picture Prompt. Artella is an online community for writers and artists; periodically it publishes images that serve as prompts for those members involved in art journaling.
  • 2013: My work is showcased on UK Handmade. I really enjoy customising items such as cloth aprons and calico bags; and I chose to share a project entitled 'Vintage Apron Style'. The video tutorial shows how to turn a plain, calico apron into something special, which you could wear as a fashion accessory or give away as a gift to a family member or friend. Aprons are really big in the US at the moment and I learned a lot about the history of apron design when researching for this project.
  • 2014: I have posted a Guest Blog for Bella Crafts Quarterly, entitled 'Upcycled Crafts: How To Make A Cheeky Chick Egg Cosy'. I am also a product reviewer for FantasticRibbons.com and I encourage customers to try new projects with ribbons and buttons sold by the company, such as making my little Blue-Bird.
  • 2016: I was featured in the Members' Gallery in 'Felt Matters'; the quarterly publication of the International Feltmakers Association (IFA).


Continued Professional Development:

For me learning is a life-long process. Every day I experience something that enriches my creative work. I love happy accidents, that lead somewhere I did not intend to go. To help me develop as an artist, I regularly attend arts master classes at:

  • I look forward to other courses, publications and projects that may happen in the future. I am so blessed to have opportunities to study and develop as an artist.


Professional Organisations: