I am drawn to narratives and to the sensory, sensual natural world: creating and extrapolating stories from places, events, people and objects; locating adventure in the everyday and the ordinary.
As a creative practitioner I work with poets and poetry, fiction, community radio, sensory arts and crafts, movement and theatre, foraging, and textiles.
I also kindle heritage recipes for dyes, wine, teas, food and simple medicines, and all manner of treasures from fields and hedgerows, woodlands and seashores. Most recently, I am making links between ethnobotany and creative arts, gathering new threads of story.
I wander and wonder, connect and communicate, study and experiment.
My studio is my desk, or the kitchen sink or the back yard, or an opportune space in a shared creative hub, backstage, or the limelight, or some birdsong festooned nook in the natural world.
I work freelance in diverse arts and education situations, projects and settings. I also run a small publishing company, Crafty Little Press, with my husband Sean Hellman.
There is more about coaching and mentoring on my website www.lucylepchani.life