Meet the Maker - Lisa Shaw
What do you do?
My name is Leelaa and I started making handcrafted jewellery a couple of years ago.
I wanted to make something that could be ethically sourced so the wire I use is reclaimed copper and the stones come from old, damaged or unloved jewellery from charity shops or online job lots.
How did you get started?
After suffering from a slew of medical issues I ended up almost bed bound. In an effort to keep myself occupied I started looking into things I could make, and jewellery is something I have always loved.
Is this your full time job?
Yes, I would my class jewellery making as my job.
Tea or coffee?
I actually don't drink hot drinks. I've never liked them! I know, I know, how very un-british of me!
Where is your favourite local place?
I think my favourite local place would be the river near my home. I have agoraphobia so I don't really go out very much but it's peaceful and I get a lot of ideas for artwork there.