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Norfolk Christian artist Katy tells story

Katy Prentice2A Christian designer has been putting her skills to good use on the internet through clothing designs for a church talent project, designing a charity website and linking images and God’s Word online.
 

Artist Katy Prentice’s journey to faith began as a child when her grandfather Robert Sizeland took her and her siblings to church on Sundays. Katy later studied at the Norwich School of Art amd Design where she pursued her interest in fair trade and became involved in several voluntary organisations including NEAD (Norfolk education and action for development), Banana Link and Label behind the Labour.

Katy, who grew up in a Pentney a small Norfolk village between Swaffham and King’s Lynn later spent two months in Nepal in 2001 where she met crafts people, worked in two schools and stayed in a nunnery. Back in Norfolk she became involved in a church parent and toddler group with her young family and she started attending the Sunday service. Katy and her husband Neil experienced hard times trying to keep their restaurant business in Lowestoft afloat.
 
Katy said, “My grandfather's death was a turning point in my life. We moved to North Norfolk and made a new start after being left exhausted and somewhat traumatised. We discovered Cromer Church Family lead by Dr. Rev. David Court and with the help of time, and people’s kindness we began to heal and get back to our normal selves. We grew closer to God and His church. At North Walsham Church I found stillness and peace, and new friends.
I have been exploring my faith for the past two years, learning a great deal on the way.”
 
Storm in a Tea CupKaty now works as a support worker and uses her skills as an artist in her spare time. She is working on a website for at the Canaan Christian Centre in Sheringham www.canaancentre.giving.officelive.com
 
Some of Katy’s images, including Storm in a Teacup [right] are inspired by her Christian faith and can be viewed at www.flickr.com/photos/bibleartytext/
Katy is also involved with the Talents Project at North Walsham Church and has designed T-shirts to express God’s word in images and to raise money for the church project.  Click here to view the T-shirts
Katy is pictured above wearing one of her designs for the Talents project

 


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