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Artist Focus

This week I have the pleasure of interviewing Kate Broughton local craft artist who owns her own business.

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What are you inspired by the most?
Nature, wildlife, in particular birds and animals.
What is your creative space like?
At the moment I work from home and we live in a small flat, so when I’m working my desk is a coffee table at the sofa-I tend to work on small things so don’t need too much space, but I would love more room!
Within the City where is your favourite hang out?

I spend time at the Malt Cross, the Nottingham Craft Mafia-of which I’m a member – there and have our little shop there too. When I go out to see bands it’s often at the Art Organisation or the Chameleon.

How do you find running your local business and juggling day to day life within Nottingham and do you have any words of wisdom to inspire others to do the same?
I sometimes struggle to get everything done, I work part time at a bookshop so I have to do my work on my 3 free days and evenings. I like writing myself lists and ticking things off, so I’m quite organised and I love doing my own work so it’s not hard to motivate myself. It sometimes gets stressful but that’s when I just make more lists and prioritise!
Where can we pick up your delightful wears?
I sell my work through my website and also in a few shops around Nottingham: I have some of my bestselling tote bags and cards in Le Chien et Moi, Derby Road. I also have large ranges of my work in Design Circus on Albert Rd, West Bridgford and Get Made (the Craft Mafia shop) next to the Malt Cross on St James’ St.
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