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Maria Lalić

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I’m currently working with members of Bridgend Craft Collective as a Creative Mentor.  If you’re not sure what a Creative Mentor does then let me explain:  I sit down with people who either have too many ideas or not enough then support them as they formulate a plan to move their creative activities forward.  I share my experiences of the joys, frustrations, challenges and satisfaction of being a self-employed craftsperson to help other people who have chosen the same route.  I enjoy empowering and enabling people to overcome obstacles and fulfil their potential.  Over the years I’ve done training courses in Counselling and Health Psychology, got a Certificate of Higher Education in Creative Textiles and learnt to speak Welsh.  I have B.Ed and BA (Hons) degrees and was awarded an MA in Contemporary Craft from Hereford College of Arts in 2018.  Together these qualifications mean I can take on the role of skilled helper when people want to focus their minds on how they’d like their craft practice to grow.

I have a freelance practice as a Writer, Textile Artist and Creative Mentor.  At present I am developing a project called Y Llwybrau Digoll (The Unlost Paths) which centres on poetic and embroidered interpretations of landscape.  I also mentor creative writers and practitioners outside of the Bridgend Craft Collective.  I write a monthly blog which can be read on my website at  and I post regularly on twitter @marialalic .

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