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Lizzi Holt - Artist

Lizzi is a self-taught artist and serial crafter based in South Northamptonshire, U.K.

From creating collages, dolls and  homemade gifts with her grandmothers; to observing her father's love of painting and mother's love of needlework; she has been inspired by the people and world around her and  has always been at one embellishing her world; from recreating a Lowry painting on stage at primary school, selling amakes at school fairs, making her wedding accessories, to creating outfits for her children.

Lizzi rediscovered her love for polymer clay in 2011 when looking in her craft cupboard for the tin of buttons she inherited from her grandmother and disfovered some colourful buttons she had made as a young teenager.  Not being able to find the style or size she wanted, she started making more buttons for her crochet projects and this led her to start creating more buttons for herself and others and 'Bizzi Zizzi' was born.

In 2012, an opportunity arose to attend a business course specifically designed for creative start-ups.  It was at this point that Lizzi downed the crochet hooks and embarked on learning as much as possible about polymer clay as an artistic medium, particularly after a yoga teacher friend asked her to create meditation anchors for her students.  Her children named them "Peace Pebbles" and they have been a best-seller ever since.

Lizzi has been slowly building her brand and learning some new skills in social media marketing, business accounting as well as developing her techniques with the medium itself, whilst juggling the roles of bookkeeper for her husband's company (a useful skill to have!), managing their rental property and raising her family.

She joined the British Polymer Clay Guild in 2013 and quickly became part of the committee: redesigning the website and helping to organise the Guild's 20th Anniversary celebrations in 2017.

In 2014 Lizzi was approached by the editor of Making Jewellery magazine to write polymer clay tutorials.  Imagine her delight when her first tutorial was also featured on the magazine cover! Sadly, the publication is no longer produced, nut you can still purchase the book which features the tutorial.

Lizzi has ambitions to write more tutorials, run workshops and create more than just buttons, beads and pebbles.  So watch this space!

Creative Education 

2012

Creative Business Course, Northampton

2014

Creative Business Explorer with Pete Mosley, Leicester

2016

Social Media Training, Green Umbrella Marketing

Affiliations

Exhibitions 

Solo

2019

Wearable Art - Towcester Library, The Forum, Towcester

Group

2019

South Northamptonshire Arts Trail, Silverstone Methodist Church

2018

South Northamptonshire Arts Trail, Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum

2017

South Northamptonshire Arts Trail, Towcester Town Hall

2016

2015

2014

South Northamptonshire Arts Trail, Silverstone Methodist Chapel

South Northamptonshire Arts Trail, Alan Muxlow Landcapes Centre, Towcester

South Northamptonshire Arts Trail, Silverstone Methodist Chapel

 © Bizzi Zizzi 2012 - 2020

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