Stories

Anna Tveritinova

Anna Tveritinova

I was working in banking at the time. It was very stressful. I remember when I was studying in the university, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do.  I was under pressure. There were lots of career fairs, services, deadlines, but hardly anything on unconventional paths. Everyone was heading towards banking or consultancy. […]

Isabella Strambio

Isabella Strambio

My husband and I traveled around the world, for work, for 10 years – until we had kids. Suddenly, our lifestyle changed and we were not able to jump on plane so easily. My career progression was on a stand still. I was no longer committed to long working hours. I found myself doing a lot […]

Miguel Galue Piqueras Artist

Miguel Galue Piqueras

Leaving my country at the age of 19 was nothing short of a rebirth. Things in Caracas back then were not moving, and there was no future in sight. My school was on a nine-month-long strike. I used to wake up every morning, not knowing where things were going.  By “things” I mean both in my […]

Lilia Iontcheva

Lilia Iontcheva

I’ve never known anything else other than music. I was accepted into Sofia Music School to play the violin when I was six, but I hated it. So I stopped and switched to classical percussion. I obtained my pedagogy degree from Sofia University Klimenr Ohridsky. I used to play for one of the biggest TV […]

Amanda Overs

Amanda Overs

I didn’t know that I was creative. I always feel like I’m the least creative person in my family. I studied business and marketing. I was working full time in a real estate agency. It was so “not me.” I’ve always loved shoes. I did a short course in shoemaking and I loved it. So I […]

Keiko Yamamoto Introduction to Sushi Making

Keiko Yamamoto

I was always searching. I wanted to know who I am, why I was born, what I am here for. I was once an English teacher, but my heart told me that this wasn’t the thing for me. When I was a kid, I would draw everyday.  On the street, at home, inside my mom’s […]

Ready Steady Bake Baking Class

Diana Horsford

I love teaching because I love interacting with so many different people. I love to create a passion within them. It is really hard work but all worthwhile. If I’m teaching a class by myself, it can take me five hours to weigh up the ingredients, set up the kitchen and get ready for the event. It […]

Mark Lovelace

Mark Lovelace

I came to art quite late, after having worked in a very different field – statistics. One thing that I found particularly difficult was that my thought processes were not always helpful. At one stage I decided to avoid altogether any thinking not related to the process of making art and set up small rituals […]

Sue Goode & Papis African Drumming

Sue Goode & Papis

Sue: I always knew that I wanted to be a drummer as in playing African drums, but life got in the way…children, surviving etc. Nine years ago, I finally made up my mind. Like a New Year resolution, I said in front of a group of people: this is the year that I’m going to […]

Candice Lau Make your own personalised leather purse

Candice Lau

I was lucky as I did not make a conscious career turn. When I was working as a digital designer, I already spent lots of time making bags, and I really enjoyed it. Coming back from work, I would just get on the sewing machine, start making and creating products, and doing the same thing […]