My name’s Leila Sanderson aka Skinny and I’m going to be curating the Greg Hatton aka Twiggy blog- is that the right word? curating? – I’ve never blogged before – so please bare with me! I’ve been working full time with Twiggy for about a month now and don’t tell him – but I totally love it!!! I intend to post all kinds of things here – basically things I love and thats a lot of things!! Also of course photos of the diverse things we make here in the Workshop in St Kilda, Melbourne and the beautiful landscaping work that Twiggy creates.
A little about me: I’m from a small ex-mining town in the UK called Ilkeston or Ilsen to the locals – its the epitome of ‘Its Grim Up North’! Don’t tell my parents I said that – they still live there!! Its in Derbyshire and is very close to both Nottingham and Derby cities and although its ‘grim’ its near some very beautiful lush green English countryside. I moved to London aged 19 and lived and studied Fine Art there for 8 years. I was supposed to study textiles, but I changed my mind after I discovered there were no boys doing the course – whereas the sculpture department was loaded with em!! I moved to Melbourne in 1999 and I love this city more with every day I live here.
I want to start by posting some photos of the things we’ve been making over the last month. Lets see if I can do it?!!! Here we go: