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Furniture Artist in The Spotlight: Amy Slack from Pinkyswifts

Updated: Aug 14, 2023

Join us as we explore the creative brilliance and innovative designs of our talented upcyclers, crafters, and makers, one artist at a time. Today, we're thrilled to shine the spotlight on Amy Slack, a sensational furniture artist, upcycler and educator from Rushden, Northants.

Welcome to the delightful world of upcycling at Pinkyswifts

A place where fun, creativity, and passion for sustainable design meet in a kaleidoscope of vibrant colours!

Amy Slack is the mastermind behind this magical realm, and she's here to take you on a thrilling journey through her hands-on workshops and bespoke furniture commissions.

Hailing from Northamptonshire, Amy brings a touch of brilliance to her craft. With a flair for geometric taped designs, she infuses her creations with spectacular colours, all with a committed eco-conscious approach.

Upcycling for Sustainable Interior Design

With a keen eye for crafting interiors with personality and respect for the environment, Amy's on a mission to guide you in creating spaces that reflect your true self.

And she's incredibly gifted at turning your ideas into living, breathing masterpieces that speak volumes about you.

Whether it's a cherished family heirloom or a custom creation, Amy pours her heart and soul into each project, ensuring it reflects your unique story from every angle.

Mid Century Retro Vinyl Record Cabinet with a bold geometric flash design in primary colours
Mid Century Retro Vinyl Record Cabinet

Stylish and Sustainable Upcycled Furniture

Sustainability isn't just a buzzword for Amy; it's a full-blown way of life!

She's the queen of reusing and preserving the original charm of each piece, transforming them into functional works of art that'll blow you away!

Rooms come alive with her 'new to you' upcycled furniture, creating that WOW factor.

Upcycling Workshops: Days Out with a Difference in Northants

With accolades and recognition from Reclaim magazine and representing The House of Upcycling at Design London 2022 and Grand Designs Live 2022/2023, Amy's star is definitely on the rise.

And her creative journey is still only just getting started. She's on a mission to share the joy and artistry of upcycling with you.

If you fancy experiencing the magic of Pinkyswifts first-hand, here's your chance!

Amy's upcycling days are an absolute treat.

From the moment you step into her workshop, you'll be welcomed by an atmosphere of creativity and camaraderie.

Next, you get to choose from Amy's vast collection of vintage wooden bowls, which will be your blank canvas for the day!

Don't worry if you've never painted before; Amy's workshops are for absolutely everyone.

All you need to do is show up, and she'll take care of the rest.

Amy's workshops are more than just painting sessions; they're a journey of self-discovery!

As anyone who's been to one of Amy's workshops will tell you, it's not just about the art; it's about the experience.

As an educator, Amy is one of those people whose patience, natural warmth and upbeat vibe make you feel like you could achieve absolutely anything.

She'll make sure every single moment is filled with fun. And she’ll provide plenty of tea, coffee, and a yummy light lunch to keep your creative juices flowing.

The day will leave you with far more than a snazzy hand-designed painted bowl; it'll be a memory of joy, friendships, and a newfound passion for upcycling and self-expression.

Join the Creative Party

So, are you ready to step into the world of Pinkyswifts and join the creative party?

Amy runs regular upcycling workshops throughout the year from her garden studio in Rushden. And if you're reading this blog in the summer of 2023, mark your calendars for the Paint a Vintage Bowl Workshops on the 16th of September and the 7th of October.

These fabulous workshop days are an absolute blast for everyone! Whether you're an individual looking for a creative outlet, a group of friends seeking a fun experience, a community group searching for a unique activity, or a family wanting to bond over art, Amy welcomes you.

Just give her a call, and she'll be more than happy to tailor the perfect day, especially for you.

Anything's possible with Amy - she can even arrange a painty hen party for you and your friends!

Be inspired, have fun, and discover the joy of expressing yourself through the art of upcycling. Pinkyswifts is waiting for you, and Amy is all set to share her world of wonder with open arms. See you there!

You can reach Amy Slack at Pinkyswifts on 07870 241915

Or drop her an email at

If you'd like to check out the next painting workshop, visit Pinkyswifts website Pinkyswifts upcycling workshops

and click on this link if you'd like to chat with Amy about commissioning a Pinkyswifts bespoke furniture transformation of your own.

You can also click on Amy's picture

to go direct to Pinkyswifts Facebook page

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