Louise Knight-Richardson is a Chichester born and bred creative who practices a number of different mediums, including photography, sewing, jewellery making and bookbinding.
In 2007 she gained her Diploma in fashion and clothing from Chichester College before going on to study for her art and design foundation degree, concentrating her efforts on combining elements from graphic design, illustration and textiles to create fine art frequently based around the subject of mental health, and using art as therapy completing her course with the highest grade achievable.
Whilst studying for her foundation degree, Louise used the resources she had available at the time to teach herself the basics of photography and has since had the pleasure of displaying her work in the prestigious Pallant House Art Gallery, as well as various other outlets.
In March 2011 she set up her small handmade business – ‘Dearest Jackdaw’. Trying to keep her work both sustainable and functional, she uses a variety of materials which are often reclaimed or unloved vintage items, and uses the fragments to create beautiful and eco-friendly products, such as books, textile goods, homewares and accessories. These she sells from her online shop and at local fairs and markets. She writes her own blog, and most recently has joined the team at Chichester Creative Network in the hope she can bring something fresh to the local creative community.”