So, Francesca, you took part in the Denbigh Workshop?
Yes indeed, but I live in a small-holding in Llandrillo, which is about 40 minutes from Denbigh itself. My background is in sculptural pottery, where I created sculptural and domestic pieces influenced by the organic forms that I see in my surroundings - mosses, rocks and even bones I find while walking along the hillside. They are a constant source of inspiration - enthralling and intruiging. I am originally from Folkestone, but have lived in Llandrillo now for over 23 years, and all of my children have been brought up in these surroundings. The place itself gives the scope for personal development, and a world of discovery.
How did you become involved with the 'Llandrillo Gardening Club'?
Through my neighbours. Although we discuss horticultural things we also share our knowledge. It's great being involved with them - this great sense of community, they are like my extended family in a way.
How did you find the workshop?
It was exhilirating but I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process. I am really keen on setting up a similar project in Llandrillo, in a local Arts group that we've set up within the last year.
What have you been doing since the workshop?
Since the workshop I have been developing my computer skills further, from which I will hopefully be able to record once again the beautiful surroundings, and give other people an insight to the wonderful world of the Llandrillo hillside.