I’m a Manchester-based papercut artist with a love of folk and fairy tales, stop motion animation, and shadow puppetry.
I began writing short animated films in 2009, and my major influences have been the silhouette and cutout animators Lotte Reiniger and Yuri Norstein. Through them, I developed a fascination with paper and light: how they work together, and the seemingly magical effects that can be created. I love how a papercut becomes something more or something different, once it’s coupled with light, and shadow-making features in much of what I do.
I mainly use heavyweight artists’ papers for my papercuts such as Bockingford, Fabriano, or Daler Rowney, all of which have beautiful textures and are a joy to cut. All of my papercuts are designed by me, and are made by hand using a knife with a scalpel blade.
You can see a selection of my work in my paper gallery, and find papercuts for sale in my Etsy shop. I also have some pieces currently on exhibition and for sale in North West galleries and gallery shops: see here for details.