Susan Evans creates toys, sculptures, and automata using all kinds of wood. They are mainly intended for adults but it is a bonus if children like them too! She uses acrylic paint, washes, and coloured inks to decorate her work, and carves using air-dried lime. After training as a teacher of history she was appointed to a job in Grimsby on England’s east coast. There she began her artistic practice by making personal gifts for friends from materials found on the beach: driftwood, recycled wood, and other found objects.
"I love the individuality and uniqueness of each piece of driftwood, which, if it could talk, would have its own story to tell."