Today, we continue my Designer Profile series with Laura of A Girl Called Boz.
Having completed a BTEC National Diploma in Fine Art, she moved on to study Applied Arts at university. Within Applied Art she focussed on functional product design, keeping an element of her own personal creativity in the process. In the summer of 2010 she graduated Cleveland College of Art & Design.
Out of necessity, she found herself in a series of unfulfilling jobs, and creativity took a back seat. After two years, the need to do something about this increased and she set about turning her spare room into a studio. During the coming months she experimented with lino printing, embroidery, bookbinding, and drawing anything she could think of.
The desire to be herself once again and create something fun, with which she could express her personal style, took over and A Girl Called Boz was born.
Her products are all about the freedom to be yourself and to wear something that may be a little bit different to what you see on the average high street.
The A Girl Called Boz Etsy shop opened last summer and this has enabled her to share her creations with a wider audience. She attended her first craft fair last Christmas, and has had work featured on various sites such as Blog and Buy Sale. The next step is to get her work stocked in some bricks and mortar shops and attend some more fairs and markets.
Recent additions to the range include the animal earrings and brooches shown above. Some more animals will be added to this shortly (including penguins!). Below are some sneak peeks of some new brooches called 'Gypsy Charms' which are currently in development, but should be available soon.