About my work

Hello, Viv here ... 

My practice comes from a lifelong and deep need to make, draw, stitch and paint. I have worked specifically with vintage textiles, paper and haberdashery for 15 years, under the name of 'Hen's Teeth Art' by Viv Sliwka.

Inspired by folk art, dogs, hares, flowers and birds and my personally sourced fabrics etc.

I work full time in my purpose built garden studio in Staffordshire, UK.

I start my making process with drawings of ideas, which are translated into print, paint, free motion machine and hand embroidery. Combined with textured layering up of these time worn fabrics and my signature embroidered flowers.  My completed pieces tell tiny tales and hopefully bring a smile.

Your support of what I do is never taken for granted.  I am always amazed that my customers buy without seeing my work in the flesh and I am so grateful for this.

I am always happy to discuss delivering workshops both here in the UK and internationally. 

Thank you very much for stopping by X