Valerie Valmores

Valerie Valmores, papercraft expertMeet Valerie our papercraft expert. Valerie studied Photography and Art Direction at Goldsmiths and Central St Martins, but she discovered her love of papercraft and books when she went on a booking binding workshop on a whim. She decided to study bookbinding at Morley College and now makes books and teaches paper craft full time.

What one thing have you made that you’re most proud of?
I made a personalised journal as a commission for a Christmas present. I based it on a copy Grimm's fairytales because the girl it was going to loved writing creepy stories!

What do you like about teaching?
I love when people go home with a finished product that they are really, really proud of.

Who or what inspired you to take up a creative career?
I've always loved making things and organising crafty lunches with friends. After working full-time in the media industry, I realised I got much more enjoyment out of making pretty things and teaching people to make pretty things.

What’s your favourite part of London?
I love Brixton, I'm always there.