Today we feature Finola Prescott, Madam Creativity! as our Creative Person of the week. Let’s learn about Island Effect!
Island Effect has two main areas of work – one is her creative products and the other is consulting in micro-biz and community development with a specialization in creative products.
Her historyCall For Local History In Schools (St Lucia News). Read more ... » is a mix of businessSt Lucia News : St Lucia RANKS 2nd in Ease of Doing Business Report says World Bank. Read more ... » and artsNational Arts Festival-ARTreach 2014 Launched | St Lucia News. Read more ... » – she worked in accounting mostly prior to studying a BTEC Diploma in Design and then a BA(Hons) in Crafts – these both gave her a wide experience of artSaint Lucian Youth to benefit from Youth Talk Through Arts Project!! . Read more ... », design, making – from graphics, fashionSt Lucia Talent : Local Fashion Show to Feature local designer Taribba do Nascimento. Read more ... », textiles, 3D, Interior, Art, Contextual Studies, Woodwork, Metalwork and Ceramics – the last two forming her Degrees, along with a dissertation on The History, Current Status and Future Prospects of Crafts in St. Lucia – that was back in 1992.
She came back home to St. Lucia and took up the post of Crafts Development Officer at the Ministry of Community Development, then had two shops selling 100% local arts, crafts gifts10 Gifts not worth considering for your Lucian Man this Christmas. Read more ... » – her work since then has been related to creative products – either making them, selling them or trainingThe Couple That Sweats Together. Read more ... » and developing others in the art and business of creative products.
In recent times her business has worked with FAO through Ministry of AgricultureAgriculture Ministry Determined To Reduce Food Import Bill (St Lucia News). Read more ... » in developing souvenir packaging for agro-products in pottery, basketry and in handmade papers, OECSOECS Hosts Trade Workshop Here (St Lucia News). Read more ... »/OPAAL Project through St. Lucia National TrustNational Trust Willing & Able Says Director. Read more ... », OPSRSt Lucia's first national exhibition for Exporters. Read more ... » in various capacities including a review of the Creative IndustriesFrom Ethiopia to St. Lucia - Here is a brand you will Love! Même bête.. Read more ... » for PACE and now involved in Green Waste-Management work with the HotelCAPELLA MARIGOT BAY RESORT AND MARINA HOSTED “PREVIEW” RECEPTION | JANUARY 28th, 2014. Read more ... » sector through The TravelParadise in Virgin Gorda.. Read more ... » Foundation.
Her creative work now centers around the use of various clays – local red clay for handsculpted tiles and jewelry, Imported fine porcelain and pure silver clays, for jewelry, and polymer clay, cold-porcelain (a homemade clay) and use of handmade papers and fibre pulps (she was a handmade paper maker for 7 years)
She also does event organization in the creative products sector – having done local and regional management of CaribbeanCan drinking a beer make you smarter?. Read more ... » Export’s Caribbean Gift and Craft Show, local organization of an Arts Village at various tourismPM Happy With Tourism Figures (St Lucia News). Read more ... » events and many past national expos and shows.
She currently sits as the Founding President of the Creative Development Network – set up to develop the opportunities for authenic local products and as Co-Chair of the Friends of Morne Pavillon – a SLNT Natural and Historical Site.
Check out her blog on http://sunrainor.blogspot.com/