Author of Mother in the Mother (October 2019).
Pippa is a socially engaged artist, writer and sculptor. Her work brings together over 24 years of training and working in the worlds of holistic health, body work, dance, creative writing, journalism, film, photography and sculpture.
Pippa has run participatory arts projects with a diverse range of communities since 2001. She facilitates the sharing of stories and the creation of ‘visual narratives’ at beautifully held workshops. Participants tell their story using a combination of media including textiles, book-making, creative writing and digital storytelling. Pippa is particularly interested in helping to give voice to the quiet, every-day stories that may otherwise be overlooked or forgotten. Where voices have been silenced, Pippa’s practice helps them find a creative way to speak out.
A passionate feminist for as long as she can remember, Pippa specialises in working women, exploring issues including motherhood, grand-motherhood, menarche, the female body and trauma. In her sculptural practice, Pippa investigates the ways in which our personal and collective stories are frequently embedded within our bodies. All of her work is grounded by an ongoing fascination with, and research into, the healing qualities of literature, myth, fairytale, storytelling, dream and archetype.
Pippa lives in Bristol and is a mother to two amazing daughters.