Elly Englefield (aka Ellymental) trained in Contemporary Textile Practice at the University of Wales, Cardiff, graduating in 2005. She continues to live and work in Cardiff selling and exhibiting a wide variety of art and design works in galleries and art fairs all over Wales, England and Scotland.
Elly is inspired by her fervent interest in kitsch nostalgia and animals. She incorporates her designs with found ephemera such as 1950's books, Victorian newspapers and delicate home-made papers. Items are multi-layered and multi-varnished to create a strong and robust end piece. All items are lovingly and meticulously hand crafted.