One Woman Studio turns recycled materials into trendy totes at Arts in the Park, Belfast
Julia Ventresco can see beauty in all things – recycled tarps and sails morph into funky handbags, old wallpaper and maps into stationery, and plastic and paper feed and grain bags into one-of-a-kind totes.
Born into a family of artists whose motto is ‘waste not, want not’, she enjoys finding creative uses for items that others might throw away, and fills OneWomanStudio with her recycled and repurposed creations – all thoughtfully designed, expertly crafted and built to last.
A largely self-taught artist and designer, Julia credits the gift of a childhood spent at her mother’s elbow as she sewed, painted, wallpapered and generally transformed any available surface into a work of art, for developing the technical skills and creative freedom she now uses in her own life and work as an artist.
Julia will be back at Arts in the Park in Belfast on July 12 & 13, 2014.