19/04/2020 - 30/11/2022
Top of the morning to ya I'm Jenny, originally from Ireland I've traveled to a few places, Canada being my most frequently visited place returning to teach pottery for 3 years at a kids camp and going back for my last summer to before traveling to New Zealand!
I love the outdoors, amerced in nature from a young age, entering fishing competitions, kayaking, urbexing and hiking to name a few, from these experiences I have gained a great respect for our home planet and love to learn about new sustainable ways to live.
Along side this I adore art especially illustrating and photography but have done a variety of mediums from my studies for example, ceramics, screen printing, painting, illustrating, graphic design to SFX make-up effects!
I've been told that I'm a kind, and respectful making me easy to live with and expect the same from others, personally I feel that I'm also laid back but spontaneous always try to say yes to new experiences and know a class tongue twister.
- ART + PHOTOGRAPHY -
Studied both, initially taking art and design, then studying Fashion Design and Marketing at uni. From learning these skills i'm particularly interested in graphic design as I love to work with Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign.
- GARDENING -
My dad was a professional gardener at Mount Stewart which is a 19th century estate, owned by the National trust, of which his father was the head gardener before him so over the years they have taught my a lot about plants, having our own large garden with our own vegetable patch.
- COOKING + BAKING -
I have loved cooking, have been encouraged from a young age, going to after school cookery clubs to being able to survive of my own cooking at uni with roast dinners, soups, plus many other dishes at uni rather than just frozen bags of food and toast..
Being mildly lactose intolerant and recently becoming a pescatarian, plus my mum being gluten intolerant so I enjoy finding new recipes for both of us so I know a great Gluten free scone recipe if your interested!
- CHILD CARE -
Having worked at a kids camp seasonally being with the same group for up to 2 months at a time I understand how energy and patients this requires but I find to to be some of the most rewarding work as I've made some very strong bond with campers and love to see them return each year growing up becoming their own person, and seeing them use skills I've taught them getting better and better!
- GENERAL MAINTENANCE -
Returning to kids camp the past 3 years, when I'm not teaching pottery I'll often be on dinning hall or maintenance, of which I love because it has taught me so many practical skills such as using a hand held jig saw, drilling/mending, painting and using a wood splitter. Along side this my family have often moved from house to house doing it up where they taught me all of their practical skills to take with me in the future so I don't have to pay someone else to come in and paint.
- CLEANING -
As part of the maintenance work at camp we cleaning out the cabins between groups, my boss was a stickler for making sure the job was done well, which taught me to pay close attention to detail, while maintaining a fast pace as often there would be a group leaving that morning with another one coming that same day, having 50 or more cabins to get through as a team.
Having proven to always achieve good work I was also trusted to clean our bosses home as he knew the job would be done right.
- FISHING + KAYAKING -
Both more personal hobbies, as I used to enter fishing competitions when I was younger but came away from it due to studying but hope to get back at
Special dietary requirements
I'm a pescatarian (only eats fish)