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Meet the Team


Poppy Richards

Artist Educator and Coastal Activity Leader

Poppy uses her skills across a range of media to inspire creativity in young people. She has a deep knowledge and understanding of arts education, and is a qualified Coastal Activity Leader and Forest School Assistant with a particular passion for making with natural materials.


Sara Gough

Artist and Outdoor Educator

A talented artist and experienced teacher, Sara has a gift for guiding children through the creative process. Passionate about the environment and outdoor learning, she likes nothing more than taking her making outside and inspiring young people in the open air.


Julie Swire

Creative Learning Specialist

Julie is passionate about following young people on their creative journeys. With a specialism in Early Years, she understands how important it is to cultivate creativity from a young age. She is constantly inspired by the curiosity of children as they explore artistic process and play in nature.


Sally Price

Artist Educator and Community Project Leader

Sally is deeply committed to making the Arts accessible to all. Her enthusiasm for the creative process and passion for the environment is infectious. She inspires everyone she meets to re-think their use of materials and leads by example in her own artistic practice.

Work with us


Are you an artist educator with a passion for engaging curiosity and creativity?

Art Buds Collective is always looking for dynamic teachers to join our team. If you are a freelance educator, working in the arts or outdoor education, interested in taking a more sustainable approach to creativity, get in touch!

Experience is preferred, but we do have opportunities for young people just starting their arts career to take on a mentored position. A willingness to work outdoors in all weathers is essential - if you haven't tried it, we highly recommend it!

CVs and bios should be sent for the attention of Sara, to

We look forward to hearing from you.

Photo by Alyssa Parker 

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