Isla Valenti

Handmade by Isla. 

Isla started creating mosaics using slate from the garage roof, when the old roof had to be replaced. As a self-confessed hoarder of things that ‘just may come in handy’ and tapping into her love of taking formerly used materials, she repurposes them into new pieces to live on in a new guise. Using these ceramics, china and slate, her work includes indoor and outdoor mosaics, gifts and home-ware. She also makes a range of jewellery pieces including necklaces, earrings, cufflinks, rings and brooches.

Her love of crafting started at a very early age with painting, drawing or just ‘making stuff’ to gift to family and friends. She has been influenced by many people, none more so than both her parents who through the years have been incredibly creative and still are even though they are well into their ‘senior’ years. After over 30 years of building confidence in ‘what she does’ she started selling her work ……. and the rest as they say, is history.

She is always delighted to create specific items for clients, sometimes using their own china or ceramic that may hold special meaning to them.