Shauna Richardson

Award winning artist Shauna Richardson studied fine art at De Montfort University Leicester.
She has been crocheting all her life and is known for her individual freestyle crochet technique and her signature life-size animal sculpture for which she invented the term Crochetdermy®. She has 15 years of teaching experience and is invited to both speak and run crochet workshops internationally. Shauna's work has received much critical acclaim and has been exhibited internationally at many prestigious venues including Saatchi Gallery, the Natural History and Victoria & Albert Museums London. Crochetdermy® portraits include Mayor of London Boris Johnson as blond gorilla, and HRH Prince Harry as ginger baboon. Public commissions include a flagship project for the London 2012 Olympic Games for which she crocheted three 25ft lions that toured the UK in a mobile glass vehicle. Live television interviews include BBC News, Sunday brunch and Winterwatch.

Describe your approach to teaching?
I enjoy developing skills and confidence on an individual level by supporting students to learn at their own pace in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

What inspires your won work?
I find the varied ways in which traditional skills are mastered and employed to create contemporary work relevant in a digital age inspirational.

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