Hilary Shand

Hilary Shand trained at Bath Academy of Art and in Ravenna in Italy having gained a Goldsmiths grant. She usually works to commission so her work is mostly in private gardens. Hilary's work has featured in House and Garden magazine, Homes and Garden and Gardens Illustrated. Hilary belongs to the British Association of Modern Mosaic.

My approach to teaching.

I initiate an idea and a technical task and identify individual's strengths. I ask each student if they have a project in mind for their garden and then develop their work towards fulfilling that aim.

What inspires my work?

My own work refers back to traditional techniques and motifs and then loosens up to express the feel of plants and nature.

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