My CV proclaims the experiences and academic history of a ‘high achiever’. For years the person behind all the A grades, prestigious awards and Oxford degree, floundered with near-to zero self-confidence. It seemed to take double time, effort and will power to keep up at school. Compensating and developing strategies to hide the horrible fact I found learning really hard: learning extra words to use to avoid spelling harder ones, sitting next to the clever boy in maths who explained everything slower than the teacher to avoid revealing that I was stuck. What I did not find hard was wanting to learn, which is the main reason I want to be a creative mentor; to not only assist but to inspire students who struggle as I did. I honestly believe that all children have an urge to pursue the curious edges of their minds and learn about the world.
Royal College of Art, 2017, Jewellery & Metalwork