Ann Blackburn (aka Papier Maverick) makes unique, eco-friendly papier mache figures from her home in Brighton. She started the craft around 30 years ago, but didn’t start selling her work until the first Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020. All pieces are created with a wry sense of humour and a blind determination to work in a medium that doesn’t lend itself to small items. Plinths often have captions and double as boxes for odds and sods, thus combining quirkiness with practicality.

Mavericks are made with a strong environmental ethos using reclaimed boxes, cylinders and paper and finished off with a lick of water-based paint and varnish.

You can buy from Ann via Etsy, or by making direct contact via email or Instagram.

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