My name is Jill Young. My grandchildren call me mad nanny!
My work is eclectic, quirky, one off using many and varied recycled materials where possible.
As a self- taught artist/maker my work is varied, individual and one-off. From a young age I re-invented clothes to make them different, to fit my small, short frame and achieve the quirky style I craved. In latter years I have been very lucky to have the opportunity to create and deliver art projects and workshops for adults with a learning disabilities. Indulging in a vast array of techniques, materials, environment and group work to encourage folk to achieve their full potential in creative ability, culminating in exhibitions and sales of work in various art galleries. I have personally also held exhibitions alone and in a group, showing a variety of work made from recycled materials to promote awareness of how we are affecting our environment.
In my retirement I tend to create work in the form of wildlife in 2D wall hung form and 3D using a variety of wool using the dry felting technique. I also continue to love making quirky one-off clothing using many and varied materials and clothes to promoting the recycled ethos I have always endeavoured to follow.