My perfume making workshops give participants a fantastic and unique opportunity to find out more about the perfume making process, create a perfume of their own, explore the possibilities of fragrance and engage with the notion that perfume can be a potent means of communicating and instigating meaningful creative action.
I begin by describing my relationship with perfume making, which I have approached from a contemporary art perspective. I then give a working demonstration of how to make a 50ml eau de toilette (EDT) by mixing perfumers alcohol, essential oils, fragrance oils and water in a bottle. I also explain about fragrance notes, fragrance families, and how to achieve a successful fragrance blend. Participants then have a go at making their own perfume choosing from a wide range of oils; the result is a perfume in a spray bottle they can take home on the day.
Abbey House Museum, Leeds | 3rd August 2018
Abbey House Museum, Leeds | 21st April 2018
Bureau Centre for the Arts, Blackburn | 14th April 2018
Exchange Place Studios, Sheffield | 16th December 2017
Abbey House Museum, Leeds | 18th November 2017
Surface Gallery, Nottingham | 11th November 2017
Biscuit Factory, Newcastle | 30th July 2017
Abbey House Museum, Leeds | 22nd July 2017
Abbey House Museum, Leeds | 11th March 2017
Access Space, Sheffield | 23rd February 2017
Abbey House Museum, Leeds | 10th December 2016
WillyNillie, Chester-le-Street | 13th August 2016 (2 sessions)