From an early age I have loved making things and naturally my first job as a florist fulfilled my creative side. While visiting family in Cornwall I meet my husband and made the move from Dorset to North Cornwall. It was while bringing up our two children that I turned to creating again. Now my children are more grown up I have more time to create and I started my business Cornish Dragon a few year ago.
I’m a butterfly crafter and enjoy making and trying out new crafts and techniques, some which I have then developed further to sell. I originally started selling jewellery, and small hand-painted elves. Then I discovered lampwork beads and I still enjoy melting glass and turning them into beads. About two years ago I found a book on cloth art dolls and I made my first doll and I was hooked on needle sculpting and painting fabric and making dolls.
I now mainly make and sell the elves, which were renamed Cornish Pixie Elves, and Art Dolls, though you may find a few odd gifts in amongst them in my Etsy shop.
Cornwall is a huge source of inspiration to my work, its myths magic and legends, its beautiful countryside and of course the rugged coast.
Victoria Tierney – Cornish Dragon 2021