Thursday, 6 May 2021

Ark Jewellery launches stunning collection of bridal jewellery

 Ark Jewellery has unveiled three new collections of bridalwear. Crafted in gold and inspired by Middle Eastern architecture, the collections are intended to symbolise beauty, tranquillity and eternity, making them perfect for brides planning their special day.

The new pieces of jewellery are environmentally friendly thanks to the use of recycled and fair trade gold. All of the packaging is also sustainable, ensuring the minimisation of any carbon footprint created by the production of the jewellery. 3D design and printing have innovatively been employed to produce these collections, which has allowed unique 3D patterns to be engraved into the precious metal, imbuing the pieces with a unique and stunning finish.

Ark Jewellery is owned by Kristina Smith, an artist, designer and silversmith who studied at the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University. Throughout her career, she has focused on sustainability within jewellery making and always tries to use recycled gold and fair trade gold to fashion her creations. Extremely passionate about environmental concerns, Kristina's jewellery and art are intended to inspire and educate as well as have a profound aesthetic value.

During the creation of these new collections, Kristina's vision was to create pieces that were inspired by some of the beautifully designed architecture of the Middle East. Utilising repetitive patterns and unique engravings, including geometric designs, the collection helps to highlight the beauty of gold. Symbolically, eternity is represented within each piece of jewellery, offering brides the chance to find a piece of jewellery that will fully reflect their special day and the eternal love they feel for their spouse-to-be.

Speaking about her latest pieces, Kristina Smith said: “Art without a story is meaningless. But like all good art, my pieces give you room to discover your own emotions, connections and weave them into a story that ultimately makes them part of your life.”

All the collections are intended to showcase the raw beauty of gold. Unlike with many bridal pieces, Kristina has specifically designed her jewellery with the intention of putting gold in the limelight. The patterns and intricate designs engraved into the metal are the highlights of the pieces and there are no gems or stones. However, Ark Jewellery can produce bespoke versions of any items within these collections, allowing brides to have their favourite gemstones put into the pieces if they so wish.

The three collections each offer their own take on showcasing the beauty of precious gold. The Starburst collection is made from precious yellow gold and features large and small domed pendants as well as earrings. They are available in both 14k and 18k gold and feature a choice of 41cm or 46cm chains.

The rose gold collection is named Rose Flower and features domed pendants with a V ball. Like the Starburst collection, Rose Flower is available in 14k and 18k versions. The third collection in the new series of jewellery is Palm Beach, which takes inspiration from the Middle East, ancient Near East and the Mediterranean world. Carefully crafted in white gold using 3D printing techniques, Palm Beach showcases an intricate pendant with a concave and layered design. Earrings and a white gold ring are also available.

The full range is available from Ark Jewellery now

Kristina Smith biography

I am born into an artist’s family. I grew up surrounded by painters and an eccentric actress, absorbing their artistic thoughts and experiences. My story also emanates from the personal paintings and heirlooms that have long been part of my family home, offering their own stories for generations to come.

I was offered a place at the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design at the London Metropolitan University. It was of course a dream come true. But like many artists, from studying what you love to finding the courage to turn that love into a business took me along a scenic route.

A true entrepreneur at heart, I founded my own recruitment company and coached young people seeking a career change and pushing their passion. This drive focused my own attention on my interests, and in 2019, the Ark Jewellery was born.

From day one, I have used recycled or fair-trade materials. Without a doubt, the jewellery business has a particular reputation and disregard for the planet through mining. As an artist, I believe the passion to create art is not just to make a perfect material to create beauty, but also to educate and raise awareness.

Being intrigued by new technologies and 3D design printing, I explored the boundaries of what we can do that are perceived as precious, mixing unusual materials such as wood and fine metals, incorporating gemstones into designs that are elegantly inspired by the fragility and beauty of nature.

A visit to the Alhambra in Granada, Andalusia, Spain captivated my imagination, and the eternal beauty of the repetitive patterns, colours and tranquillity throughout the palace led me to incorporate these feelings of stillness and eternity into some of my latest collections.

Art without a story is meaningless. But as all good art, my pieces give you room to discover your own emotions, connections and weave them into a story that ultimately makes them part of your life.

Indeed, stories are the essence of our existence. Without them, life becomes meaningless and dull. Each choice, each decision flows us into a particular direction, and the sum of everything that we do ultimately becomes the framework of our life. They form part of what we are as a person and our own journey, shaping of the stories and narratives that we will make in the future.

French artist and Post-Impressionist painter Paul C├ęzanne once said, something to this effect: A piece of art that did not start with an emotion cannot be considered an art.

Woodward Financials financial algorithm drive enhanced management service


Thames Valley based Woodward Financials now offer a unique advisory Enhanced Active Management Service™ unmatched by anyone in the market.

This unique algorithm, five years in the making, identifies trading opportunities in markets such as FX, and long-term indices such as the FTSE 100, Nikkei, and Dow Jones.

Woodward Financials, independent financial advisers, specialise in providing a unique personal advice service and investment strategy tailored around the needs and requirements of their valued client base.

As advisors for finance, investment and pensions, the new algorithm Woodward Financials has in place provides not only the best possible active management service available to investors but also gives their client’s investment portfolios the best possible chance to perform at their optimum.

In their last “live” test, Woodward Financials placed over 200 trades to gauge profitability with the algorithm, returning 216 winning trades out of 218.

The Enhanced Active Management Service™ uses a complex set of rules to be adhered to with the use of trading software, and a manual decision process to determine the outcome.

As a regulated firm, Woodward Financials are unable to trade FX for their clients, so they started to look closely at how to enhance their service to clients.

Woodward Financials believe that their algorithm is a game-changer, available to clients at a marginally higher cost than the industry standard. The AMC (Annual Management Charge) for this service is only 1.25% per year.

This Enhanced Active Management Service™ will mean Woodward Financials will be quick to react in an up market for potential gains, and in a down market to preserve capital.

David Woodward said, “To remain compliant, we need to understand a client’s attitude to risk on an annual basis, or if their situation changes throughout the year. This would be the maximum risk profile allocated to the client and will need to be confirmed in writing or by electronic signature request.

We will use our algorithm every day to monitor global markets and keep abreast of events that could affect portfolio direction. If we believe one or more markets are likely to be affected, we will alert all advisers to recommend to clients either a reduction or increase in risk for that particular sector/market.”

Interested parties can register at the earliest opportunity via or contact the investment team on 01793 683573.

David Woodward, Managing Director, Woodward Financials Biography

David Woodward is the Managing Director responsible for client investments and business transactions, he is heavily involved with all of the company’s support staff to make sure new and existing clients get the service they expect.

David who has worked in finance for many years, he started his client facing career as a Stockbroker and gained his qualifications as an Independent Financial Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Insurance and The London Institute of Banking and Finance. David understands the importance of professional qualifications, but knows qualifications are no substitute for time served investment experience, he continues building on his personal skill set of trading the world markets which allows him to provide first hand updates to clients.

David is now building on the service they offer with leading technology and has a road map to list on the London Stock Exchange as well as launching their own range of investment funds.

David sets the bar high thus giving a better chance of clients having flexibility, security and choices in retirement.

On a personal front David is married to Petra and has two children. He enjoys music, sailing and travel. David is also a competitive ageing martial artist and, although getting on in years, still competes at the odd International tournament.


Woodward Financials Backgrounder

Woodward Financials are independent financial advisers with offices located in Windsor, Newbury, Swindon and Cheltenham, as well as support offices in Wiltshire. They specialise in the delivery of a unique personal advice service and investment strategy tailored around the needs and requirements of their valued client base.

As Independent Financial Advisers, Woodward Financials work closely with tax professionals in Windsor and the surrounding areas as well as Newbury, Cheltenham and Windsor to ensure they always maintain awareness of the constantly changing environment in which they work to give their customers the right products and the very best independent advice at all times.

As one of the leading IFA and Wealth advisers, they understand that their clients are completely dependent on a professional, objective and efficient service delivered in a friendly, personal manner. By building trust in their client relationships, they are able to deliver relevant financial advice that is every bit as individual as the people they represent.

Woodward Financials firmly believe that by using registered tax consultants in Windsor, their clients can benefit financially from their wealth management service built around the values of experience, knowledge and continuous improvement.



Financial products are sometimes at their most useful when they are protecting families, incomes or property.

Whilst insuring against an undesirable event such as sickness or death may not be a pleasant thing to think about, the benefit of being able to set financial issues aside at emotionally difficult times cannot be overlooked.

There are various ways in which people can protect themselves, and because of the large range of products available, there is usually an appropriate policy for most circumstances and most budgets. Woodward Financials can help with many ways to protect families and their standard of living when they need it most.


Pensions are designed to enable people to save sufficient money during their working life to provide an income stream for them to live comfortably after they have retired.

There are many different ‘tools’ used to save for retirement, the taxation and investment elements of pensions can appear baffling. Woodward Financials specialise in explaining, recommending and monitoring pensions for their customers.


Mortgages are one of the largest single transactions in most people’s lives. Buying a property can be a stressful and time-consuming experience; nowadays the financing of a mortgage is a case of finding and selecting the most suitable mortgage, rather than simply accepting a lender’s offer.

Banks, building societies and smaller niche lenders compete for business, all offering a variety of interest rate deals, associated fees and other enhancements to attract borrowers.

The two main methods of repaying a mortgage are repayment (capital and interest) and interest only. It is also sometimes possible to set this up using a combination of the two.

Savings and Investments

When planning finances, it is important to distinguish between savings and investments. Savings are generally funds that one would set aside that can be accessed relatively quickly. These savings are often for a specific need or purchase, like a holiday or a new car. The most common way of saving is into a bank account (‘deposit’ account) where the money can be accessed in an emergency, and for every £1 a person puts in, they will get £1 back and possibly some interest. In other words, the original capital is guaranteed.

Investments are designed to be held for a longer term, usually at least 5 years. A person needs to be comfortable with tying up this money for a period of time and should not consider investments unless they have some savings in place. Most investments are not guaranteed to return the money in full, although do offer the prospect of potentially higher returns than deposit accounts. Returns, risk and volatility are the factors that will determine a suitable place for investments. 

Friday, 30 April 2021

The Rebellious Entrepreneurs Academy Launches

 Oxfordshire based Rebellious Business is proud to announce the launch of its new Rebellious Entrepreneurs Academy..

The Academy follows in the footsteps of Rebellious Business in coaching and training entrepreneurs

in the service industry to scale up their business towards six figures.

The Academy combines the principles of Rebellious Business into a training program designed to

carry new entrepreneurs through their first year in business, connecting together a community of

like-minded business owners, offering both a place for entrepreneurs to network as well as a

platform from which to learn the principles of business success. A one-year membership to the

Academy includes a host of benefits, such as:

- Access to the 'Rebellious 10K Bootcamp' and the 'Scale Like a Six Figure Rebel' training programs

- One to one calls with your own accountability coach

- A weekly mastermind Q & A with founder Cordelia Kate

- Marketing clinics and hot seat sessions

- Implementation support and coursework feedback

- Industry-leading guest expert training

- Monthly mindset workshops

- Weekly meditation and journaling sessions


The Rebellious Business Academy takes a holistic approach to business, working hard to help its

students to realise their full potential. The Rebellious Entrepreneurs Academy is the creation of

Cordelia Kate, a business coach and the founder of Rebellious Business. It's designed for beginner

entrepreneurs who are feeling overwhelmed by the steep learning curve of starting a new business

and worried that they don't know how to 'make it' in the market.

Founder Cordelia Kate says: “Being a Rebellious Entrepreneur is about authentically showing up in

your marketing as the ambassador of your brand. If you are running a business in the service based

industry, YOU are the product, and if you rep your brand Rebelliously, you attract the kind of clients

into your business that you’re going to want to throw a party for. Our academy has been designed to

support you with growing your business to 6-Figures, but really, it’s not about the money, it’s about

embracing who you are and connecting with your audience by building strong, long-lasting


The Rebellious Entrepreneurs Academy is a bright opportunity for fresh faces in businesses to gain

access to a network of over 750 organisations and benefit from the expert advice and guidance of

the successful team behind Rebellious Business. The Academy encourages its students to harness

their own natural talents and abilities while learning world-class social media and marketing

techniques that will take their business to the next level.

Business owners interested in joining the one-year program at the Rebellious Entrepreneurs

Academy can apply online today at

Cordelia Kate Biography

Cordelia Kate is founder of Rebellious Business. Her extensive experience in business, entrepreneurial flair and human understanding is the foundation on which the Rebellious Business Network was born, and that: social distancing DOES NOT mean social disconnection

Rebellious means being wildly authentic: the wildest, most extreme VERSION of you. Rebellious Business’ ethos therefore is believing that you are the USP of your business and you are building the whole business on the basis of “community over competition”; people can take your ideas but they can’t take YOU. Being a Rebellious Entrepreneur is going against the grain, it’s being the wildest most extreme version of you, it’s levelling up and starting to really take your business into a new realm by using world class marketing techniques that magnetise your dream clients into your space. 

Rebellious Business is a radical new international business concept bringing together networking, bootcamps, community learning, coaching, collaboration, events and 1:1 relationships on and offline.

She has created a network of over 400 organisations which allows members to support and learn from each other, Cordelias aim is to build a global vibrant community of like-minded business owners.

Previously, Cordelia who had always dreamt of using her empathy and compassion to help people, saw her leave waitressing and become a healthcare assistant on the Bone Infection Unit. Subsequent to this, she completed her Nursing Diploma and worked as a registered nurse on the Surgical Emergency Unit – this was quite the feat, as Cordelia left school at the age of 13, and without any formal education, she had to carry out her Diploma via an access course.

While Cordelia loved nursing, the passion she has for business and connection meant launching Rebellious Business at the start of lockdown. She now works fulltime on the business.

Rebellious Business allows her to still help people while improving their lives.

In addition to founding Rebellious Business, she has been running successful online webinars for 2½ years in her capacity as an online business coach. Cordelia is also an ambassador for, which is an online business education company with around 4,000 members. This saw her giving more back to the business community by teaching online lessons in business strategy to budding entrepreneurs.

Her work with and her commitment to helping people succeed in business then saw Cordelia be asked to join the board. This allowed her role to develop further and she now supports its members on business strategy and systems. To further advance her career in this area, Cordelia completed her Mastercoach course and became an accredited Master of Coaching.

Ever the entrepreneur, Cordelia also ran Toyride. A company that sold toy cars online and gave her a great grounding in the nuances of e-commerce.

Cordelia worked as a full-time waitress in the prestigious Loch Fyne Seafood & Grill restaurant. Her talents were soon recognised and she became an ambassador for the company. Her success in this ambassadorial role then led her to become an in-store trainer for Loch Fyne at the tender age of just 17. This allowed Cordelia to not only hone her managerial skills but also gain valuable experience of working at a high level for a top brand.

By the age of 18, Cordelia's success at Loch Fyne then saw her asked to work at top chef Jamie Oliver's new flagship restaurant. This enabled her to become a key part of the opening team and gave her the opportunity to receive training from Jamie Oliver directly and also highly respected Italian chef Gennaro Contaldo.

In her personal life, Cordelia has three children and enjoys travelling, attending live events, listening to chilled house music, sampling world foods and watching crime thrillers.

Vicki Renz publishes much-needed journal to support mothers suffering miscarriage.

 Vicki Renz published today a beautiful journal to support mothers going through the trauma of miscarriage.

     Healing Journal for After Miscarriage is a thoughtfully created journal for women to write down their thoughts, feelings and emotions. A form of outlet, an important part of the healing journey after loss.

     The depth of feeling shown in the cover of the journal makes it the perfect gift of solace for after miscarriage.

     The journal contains guidance explaining the healing that journaling brings, taking women through prompts to help feelings and emotions to flow.

When asked about her book, Vicki said “healing really matters. Journaling is an effective healing outlet which is often overlooked. The power of our own words when used with an understanding of how to journal, really helps women to process their emotions. Having a journal specifically for after miscarriage is comparable to talking things through in a private space.”

She continued, “what’s more, it’s a beautiful gift to give to show that you care, especially when it’s a struggle to know what to say to someone.”

An estimated 23 million pregnancies end in miscarriage globally each year. A shockingly high number for a topic which is hardly talked about. Sadly, at least 50% of women suffer in silence which destroys their confidence, with 1 out of 10 cases leading to severe depression.

Recent research in The Lancet report states that more help should be offered to women starting from their first miscarriage. Most women have to wait until three miscarriages until they qualify for thorough fertility testing and advice. The Lancet suggests pre-conception support should be offered to women and more early pregnancy surveillance.

This is a huge step forward and reform for handling of miscarriage needs to be pushed. As The Lancet report states, "The era of telling women to 'just try again' is over." 

Oh My Mama Body is passionate about creating a world where miscarriage is recognised and healing happens. Guiding women to find their inner-strength and feel supported instead of suffering silently with feelings of guilt and inadequacy.

     50% of women prefer to remain silent and not mention their miscarriage. Miscarriage is shrouded by feelings of shame, guilt and unworthiness. Women feel alone, like a shadow of their previous self. Putting on a brave face but falling apart on the inside.

     20% of women choose counselling or therapy but find that they are not understood. Their therapist has not been through the pain of miscarriage and is unable to empathise. Unfortunately causing even more distress.

     30% search the internet for support groups where they feel supported but at the same time are not offered effective healing techniques.

As well as giving birth to two healthy boys, Vicki experienced five miscarriages and knows how distressing it is to feel like nothing can help with the healing.

1 out of 10 women who contact Vicki at Oh My Mama Body after experiencing early pregnancy symptoms, end up miscarrying. With lockdowns in place during 2020 and 2021, Vicki has seen hundreds of women contacting her on YouTube with pregnancy worries. The internet is a place to ask questions about the taboo and Vicki has a platform for providing answers and support.

Vicki is making huge steps forward in breaking the silence, stigma and shame around miscarriage. She has recorded two episodes with the TryingAgain podcast and a further two with LoveAfterLoss podcast. Furthermore, she recently received coverage in Juno magazine, Pick Me Up! magazine and The Independent.

Vicki spent hundreds of hours studying healing techniques to help her recover from miscarriage. Now she uses the same techniques to support and guide women on their healing after miscarriage journeys.

     She has created an online, self-paced course, guiding women in their own time on their pathway through grief to wholeness.

     She has further developed a Pathway to Wholeness programme, an in-depth one-to-one transformational healing journey.

     Furthermore, Vicki invites women to join her supportive Healing After Miscarriage Group on Facebook which contains a free vault of resources and techniques for after miscarriage.

Women who have taken Vicki’s course and programme experience deep, transformational healing around their pain of loss. Vicki understands the cycle of grief and uses individualised healing techniques to optimise the healing journey of each woman so that they feel confident and empowered.

Vicki’s “Oh My Mama Body” YouTube channel is growing fast, heading towards 10,000 subscribers and has over 1 million views already. In response to the hundreds of comments Vicki receives, she has started creating videos to answer common questions. Vicki aims to have a reliable source of information covering early pregnancy and miscarriage to really help women understand their bodies.

Link to order journal:





 Background and Biography - Vicki Renz Oh My Mama Body


Oh My Mama Body is a trusted platform and specialist portal for women, addressing symptoms during pregnancy, postpartum and miscarriage. Providing concise answers to women concerning their bodily symptoms during this time.

With close to 3500 subscribers on YouTube, 2000 followers on Instagram and 500 on Facebook, Oh My Mama Body is rapidly growing. Vicki Renz’s coaching sessions for Healing After Miscarriage are already booked up in November, with 5 dedicated, private sessions per week.

The wellbeing of women is vital especially whilst they navigate their emotional journey of loss. Oh My Mama Body cares about each and every woman, nurturing them and guiding them to feel positive and empowered in their individual journeysOh My Mama Body serves women by making them the focus of attention and talking openly about taboo topics.  

Vicki Renz, founder of Oh My Mama Body, was really in tune with her bodily symptoms and changes during her seven pregnancies. She uses her knowledge and experiences as a source of strength and support for others. With her extensive knowledge of online business, Vicki has created a platform to best serve the demands of modern mums.

The comprehensive Oh My Mama Body platform includes:

- and easy to navigate website with content covering explanations for pregnancy & postpartum symptoms, advice and tips. Saving women time with concise written explanations and short explanatory videos.

-       Mama Time - a free weekly webinar with qualified midwives, expert speakers and networking for mums. Supporting women with online access to expert advice and direct answers to questions. Including a Facebook group for additional daily support.

-       Oh My Mama Body YouTube Channel with explanatory videos and meditations.

-       Healing After Miscarriage. In depth coverage of miscarriage from types of miscarriage through to surviving miscarriage. Vicki Renz, a multiple miscarriage survivor, coaches women to work through their grief and confidently shine again following miscarriage.

-       Healing After Miscarriage offers online courses, one to one coaching and a free Facebook group for ongoing support.

-       Mama Mentoring. Access to online courses to nurture and develop women in pursuing their passions.


Oh My Mama Body places a huge amount of value on saving time for the modern busy mother.  By making her advice and tips available across Social Media platforms, Oh My Mama Body is readily available for mothers on the go.

Vicki Renz believes it is vital for mothers to have access to concise, quality information at their fingertips. She believes it is important to provide authentic and empathetic advice, honouring each woman on their journey to motherhood.


Vicki Renz is Founder and Director of Oh My Mama Body, the specialist portal for women, addressing symptoms during pregnancy, postpartum and miscarriage. 

Responsible for the company’s three divisions; Mama Body, Mama Time and Healing After Miscarriage. Vicki manages strategies to make information readily available for the busy modern mum. Vicki brings authenticity and empathy in her approach to supporting and nurturing women. Enabling women to enjoy their pregnancies, precious time with their newborns and feel understood when they have suffered a msicarriage.

Following a successful corporate career as a Quality and Risk Manager for a reputable automobile company, Vicki re-skilled herself through an online coaching business, learning techniques and strategies for working online. Using her own experiences, Vicki is driven by delivering quality information and supporting other women to feel confidently fulfilled in life.

Vicki Renz, mother to two boys and recurrent miscarriage survivor, documented her bodily changes through her seven pregnancies. Often anxious about particular bodily symptoms, Vicki made the connect between pregnancy and the symptoms she was going through. It drove her to create an authentic informational source to help other women experiencing the same symptoms.

Vicki hopes that all women can have an enjoyable pregnancy and postpartum experience once they understand their symptoms and how to ease them.

As Vicki’s YouTube channel began to grow and women from worldwide contacted her with questions, Vicki realised that she could do more to support others. Vicki came up with the idea to create an online community for women who have miscarried, with regular webinars (Healing Hangouts), a Facebook group with helpful resources and support, automated online courses and one-to-one coaching. Something that is hugely important for women who have miscarried, especially during the current times of not being able to get out to appointments and feeling very isolated.

The empathy that exudes from Oh My Mama Body makes Vicki Renz an honest source that many women trust. Vicki’s miscarriages took her into a deep study of healing techniques which she has combined to develop her unique Healing After Miscarriage programme. Like a guiding light, Vicki supports women through their journey from pain and grief through to acceptance and wholeness.

When not working, Vicki enjoys time with her family, travelling and mountain biking in her local German forest.

You can find details about Vicki’s website, webinars and programmes below.  

For Healing After Miscarriage:










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Thursday, 29 April 2021

Connect with your creativity with Hannah Turlington

 Hannah is launching a new creative printing pack; Stationary Printing Kit, which enables you to learn how to lino print and to hand print your own set of stationary products. Hannah’s videos will support you every step of the way to print cards, wrapping paper and tags, and a notebook for all your journaling needs.

Hannah Turlington is a printmaker, living and practicing in North Yorkshire, whose work is defined as fine art, designs, workshops,(both online and face to face) and commissions.

Hannah is a teacher, with 21 years of experience, and is using these skills to create lino printing packs for you to do from your own home. She already has put together 2 successful printing packs; tea towel printing and apron printing. The packs arrive through your door with video links emailed for you to access to support you with your creativity.

Hannah specialises in telling stories with her art. She says:

‘I am a story teller and I use my work to tell those stories. Sometimes they belong to me; Sometimes they belong to others but usually they belong to all of us’.

Hannah recognises the importance of having things that mean something to us and she knows that learning the skills to create something beautiful is a wonderful. The creative kits are perfect for you or for gifts. They are ideal for taking away on a staycation and completing by yourself, or with friends.

The Stationary Printing Kit includes soft cut linoleum block, lino cutting tools, ink pad, in a dark colour, a sketch book in one of Hannah’s designs, 5 craft recycled cards and envelopes, A5 craft recycled notebook, 5 craft luggage tags and 1.5 metres of craft wrapping paper. The Stationary Printing Kit is encased in tissue paper and beautifully boxed before being posted to your chosen destination.

The Stationary Printing Kits are available through the shop on her website, , priced £90 including postage and packing within UK. 

Hannah Turlington – Creative Director  – Hannah Turlington Designs.

Hannah Turlington is the Creative Director and Founder of Hannah Turlington Turlington Designs.

Hannah Turlington is a printmaker, living and practicing in North Yorkshire, whose work is defined as fine art, designs, workshops,(both online and face to face) and commissions. Hannah specialises in telling stories with her art. She says:

‘I am a story teller and I use my work to tell those stories. Sometimes they belong to me; Sometimes they belong to others but usually they belong to all of us’.

Hannah’s work is comprised of many stages to make the lino print; collecting and photographing, illustrating, carving the block and then finally printing in limited print runs, 5 for exhibition pieces, some taking 50 hours.

 The similar process is followed when designing, then finally transferring the image digitally into a repeat.  Hannah works closely with traditional UK manufacturers to print her fabric, use it for soft furnishings and fashion, making them herself and using artisan makers.

When Hannah first started printing, she did hand-printed cards, notebooks and bags, selling them at Village Market every month. She then developed her designs for products, such as tea towels and mugs. Hannah has a cohesive brand which tells the story of nature and life; this is something that her customers connect with.  

Hannah is not a classically trained artist and has grown her business and art from her passion for colour, pattern and lino printing. Hannah has been a specialist teacher for children with special educational needs for many years and it is through this profession that she has learn how to connect with people on many levels.

Hannah tries to dedicate time to her own creative practice and developing her own art…which she have recently had the confidence to share her narrative style with the general public. Hannah believes that as an artist you spend so much time trying to make things that sell and actually you don’t necessarily need to do that…you need to be authentic and the right people will come to look at your work and ask the meanings behind it.

Hannah delivers workshops to connect people with their creativity and create beautiful hand-printed items; such as hand printed lampshades, kitchen textiles, cushion covers and hand-printed Christmas cards. Hannah has also have creative packs called ‘Learn to Love Lino Printing’ that can be bought as gifts and done at home.

Hannah connects with people on a monthly basis through my Print Club subscription; where subscribers resonate with her distinctive, highly detailed style that connects them with nature and tells the stories of the changing seasons. The monthly print arriving through the post is a gentle reminder to find gratitude in the world around them.

When Hannah creates she believes it is crucial to make a connection with the people who you are communicating with. 2020 has been a year when so many of us have lost the things that ground us and those connections that we have with people have been temporarily severed.

As an antidote to this Hannah has a hand-printed a calendar for 2021 called ‘Connections’. It explores the relationships that we have with everyday objects and how they ground us giving us security when things are tricky... but also as a reminder to remake those connections with people as we emerge from hibernation.

Hannah is an exhibiting artist with 2 solo exhibitions for 2021, a featured artist of 2021 at North Yorkshire Open Studios and exhibiting at Art&York in October 2021.

Hannah is very much looking forward to the adventures and lino prints that will come out of 2021. Her body of work for 2021 is to be called:

‘The stories that our lives leave behind’.

It will focus on the memories of the past that are capture in the objects and snippets of memories that we hold on to.

When not working, Hannah enjoys running, reading, rearranging her home and being outside in the fresh air collecting inspiration.  

Instagram: hannahturlingtonart