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Sarah Manton

I'm a designer / maker specialising in papercut artworks by hand with a scalpel or lasercut, handbound books and soft furnishings. I also teach lots of crafty joy in my shared Sneinton Market Avenues studio space, Curious? in the heart of Nottingham's Creative Quarter and beyond!

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire...

I have a huge breadth of experience teaching arts and crafts to community groups, in schools and libraries, adding a creative spark to corporate events and meetings and inspiring creativity in others.  I'm an artistic 'gun for hire' with an engaging and inclusive delivery style and happy to undertake commissions to brief for artworks in paper or textiles.

Sarah Manton Peacock
Sarah Manton Studio
Sarah Manton Tropical Flowers

Sarah Manton - Papercutting

Guerilla Gardening

Many of my papercut designs are inspired by my love of the natural world and flora in particular.  I am a keen 'urban greener' and can often be found with my hands in the soil of Barker Gate Rest Garden (City WI's pocket park), tree pits and other miniature green spaces, planting flowers and shrubs around the Creative Quarter, as part of the Articulture project.

“Each day is spent endeavouring to spread joy through the gift of paper, textiles and plants.”

Fingers in many pies...

Since the inception of my business, I have built up a wide network of friends and collaborators and love nothing more than to put these contacts together when the opportunity arises.  I am Vice President of Nottingham City Women's Institute. a Board Member of Nottingham Writers' Studio and also a Trustee on the Board of the Nottingham Open Spaces Forum, which brings together all of the 'friends' groups of Nottingham's parks and green spaces.

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Avenue B, Nottingham NG1 1DU, UK


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