Hi, I'm Liz and I design and make birds and animals from various textiles, wire and clay. Inspired by my sister Helen, who made bears to raise money for charity, I am continuing in her creative footsteps. I donate a percentage of all sales to charitable causes, in particular cancer charities, in her memory. Helen died in Aug 2011 from bowel cancer.
Why the name? Helen's nickname was Big Bird (eldest daughter) and she called me and my twin Little Bird. I feel this is a joint collaboration; she might not be with us anymore but I feel close to her when I'm being creative.
Prior to setting up Big Bird, Little Bird (and including a break to have children), I used to work as a Graphic Designer, for over ten years, for various companies in London; I still do some graphics work every now and then.