The Creative Space

“Paper artist working from a mindfulness, slow living perspective producing handmade books, collages & cards”

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  • Bluebells Paper Collage

    Bluebells Paper Collage

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  • Lilac Bloom Paper Collage

    Lilac Bloom Paper Collage

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  • Freesias in Vase Still Life

    Freesias in Vase Still Life

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  • Crocus inspired Paper Collage

    Crocus inspired Paper Collage

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  • Snowdrop inspired paper collage

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  • Pebbles Around a Pool Paper Collage

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  • Slate Blue Pebbles Paper Collage

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  • Stack of Pebbles Paper Collage

    Stack of Pebbles Paper Collage

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  • Tree and Pebbles Paper Collage

    Tree and Pebbles Paper Collage

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  • A Huddle of Pebbles Paper Collage

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  • "I have arrived" Paper Collage

    "I have arrived" Paper Collage

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  • Jewel Pebbles Paper Collage

    Jewel Pebbles Paper Collage

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  • Oval of Pebbles Large Paper Collage

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  • Path to Peace Paper Collage

    Path to Peace Paper Collage

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  • Scabious flower inspired paper collage

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  • Two Waves Print

    Two Waves Print

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  • Handmade Gift Book Journal

    Handmade Gift Book Journal

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  • Pastel Houses Paper Collage

    Pastel Houses Paper Collage

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  • Colourful Freesias Painted Collage

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  • White Peace Bird Painting

    White Peace Bird Painting

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  • White Feather on Indigo Paper Artwork

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  • Abstract Leafy Paper Collage, Large

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  • Indigo Leaves Paper Collage

    Indigo Leaves Paper Collage

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  • Abstract Leafy Paper Collages

    Abstract Leafy Paper Collages

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  • Coverless Journal Purple Flowers

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  • Abstract Leafy Paper Collages (numbers 6-9)

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  • Rainbow Collage Art Giant Tags

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  • Two Birds Notebook Card Gift Set

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  • Seed-head inspired paper collage, shades of green

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  • Heartful Greetings Cards Bundle

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  • Splash of Water Paper Patchwork

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  • Foliage & Floral Greetings Cards Bundle

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  • Colourful Painted Papers Patchwork

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  • Painted Large Hanging Heart

    Painted Large Hanging Heart

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  • Printed Papers Paper Patchwork

    Printed Papers Paper Patchwork

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  • Seed-head inspired mixed media collages, circles of green

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  • Painted Mandala Squares Artwork

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  • Bluebell Colours Paper Patchwork

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  • Leaf motif paper collage postcard artwork

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  • Leaf Paper Collage - textured and marbled papers

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  • Postcard Rainbow Collages

    Postcard Rainbow Collages

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  • Leaf and branch Collage - paper and stitching

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  • Leaf Paper Collage - Mixed Media, hand painted papers

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  • Bundle of 5 Happy Birthday and Greetings Cards

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  • Leaf motif Collage - blue and green papers

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  • Painted Large Hanging Heart

    Painted Large Hanging Heart

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  • Abstract Wheat Painting (1)

    Abstract Wheat Painting (1)

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  • Feathers Concertina Book

    Feathers Concertina Book

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  • Abstract Wheat Painting (3)

    Abstract Wheat Painting (3)

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  • Abstract Wheat Painting (4)

    Abstract Wheat Painting (4)

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  • New Home Greetings Card

    New Home Greetings Card

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  • Feathers Concertina Book in a Box

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  • Abstract Wheat Painting (6)

    Abstract Wheat Painting (6)

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  • Original paper-cuts in hanging frames

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  • Hexagonal Paper-cut Abstract Design

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  • Feather Paper-cut in Triangular Frame

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  • Colourful Path to Peace Paper Collage

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  • Postcard Feathers Artwork

    Postcard Feathers Artwork

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  • Delightful Paper Birds

    Delightful Paper Birds

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About The Creative Space

The Creative Space

Handmade paper products, books, cards in lots of designs, one-off paper collages - anything paper related

I am Lauri Bower, maker of all things paper related. Originally trained in textile art my love of texture translates into the products I make. Mostly self taught I bring a life-long curiosity of all crafts and making (starting with sewing and knitting as a child thanks to my lovely Nannan!) to my work. I print with linocuts, I paint papers for collage, I marble, I sew on paper (my new favourite thing - gone are the days my lovely sewing machine was just for clothes!), I cut, manipulate and construct paper.
I work from home in my kitchen and love to have papers spread out in front of me when I'm working, it can get very messy!
I have a range of UK printed cards from my original designs, handmade books (blank ones for your own words, images, drawings, sketches, doodlings, collages, dreams, inspirations) and artists books full of my own artwork. More recently I have a collection of one-off paper collages, postcards size and bigger as original artwork.
My inspirations are - anything colourful, although my favourite colour ranges are blues, greens and purples, nature especially what's in my garden and words. I write my own poems and am very influenced by the teachings of Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh (check him out if you don't know his work). Papercut artists Rob Ryan and Tracey English are also in my inspiration list.
I'm an avid supporter of the JustACard campaign and believe in Makers and Artists supporting each other as a community rather than in competition.
I love Instagram challenges, particularly the #100DayProject which I've completed 3 times to date.
I take part in local Craft Fairs and markets in and around Wetherby, York and Leeds and ArtistsAroundWetherby Open Studios - happening in June in 2022.
I'm passionate about sustainability and being eco-conscious. I reduce waste by using even the tiniest scraps of paper offcuts from my projects. My packaging is usually recycled, I use brown paper tape rather than plastic tape and make big efforts to reduce or eliminate plastic from my work.

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