Loz Samuels is a compulsive maker who thrives on the challenge of working in a range of materials and contexts from textiles to taxidermy, performance to work based in the public realm. She constantly seeks creative stimulus by hopping genres allowing all to inform each other. She has worked across a wide range of creative sectors from film, regeneration and public art commissioning, festival making, costume making and spent a number of years working as a professional Trapeze Artist and performer.
She originally studied Theatrical Design, starting at Wimbledon School of Art and finishing at Birmingham Polytechnic. Loz now juggles her own creative practice with part-time work as Artistic Director for a festival-making organisation in Wiltshire and freelance work supporting artists developing new work.
Travelling has been an important part of Loz’s life and informs her style and practice, she spent 10 years living on the road, constantly moving around the UK and Europe with longer periods in London, Birmingham, Malvern and a few places in between and has settled, for now, in Bristol. She has spent time in India, Africa, Portugal, Vietnam, Thailand and Laos among other places. Her work is influenced by her love of other cultures, by the romance, glitter and grit of Circus life and by nature. She has a love of texture and traditional making techniques and likes to combine elements such as prayer boxes and talismans with found and reclaimed objects to create unique contemporary work. She works intuitively letting the materials guide her designs using symbolism and stories direct her work.
Materials: Eco-silver, brass, copper, reclaimed semi-precious stones and reclaimed doll parts.