It was only a year ago that Louise began paper cutting, which led to the discovery that it is what she loves doing most. Previously she was mainly illustrating and earlier, after graduating in 1997 from Staffordshire University with a degree in Ceramic Design for Industry and a Masters in Industrial Design, was the creator of many commercially successful patterns for porcelain companies.
While employed as Senior Designer for Royal Worcester, Louise produced the popular Jamie Oliver line of cook, table, and giftware. She has also designed for Royal Doulton, Wedgwood, and Spode.
Each cut paper work is individually created and original. Even if they are of the same subject, such as her whimsical hares, no two are identical. Find Louise's art in shops and galleries throughout the UK and also on Folksy. By the way, the tiny piercings you'll notice in some of the pieces are done with a single manual hole punch and a big hammer. The embossed dots are gouache. Tedious work, but perfectly placed by an experienced ceramics artist!
Louise Jenkins also has a blog and is on Facebook.