Mentoring service

Do you need help with any of the following?

Approaching galleries
Publicity and marketing
Running art workshops
Pricing work
CVs and Artist Statements
Applications and selecting images
help to present your portfolio
- to name just a few…..

I have over 17 years experience as a maker, as well as being a gallery director and curator for the past 7. My career has given me many opportunities and insights into how the craft world works. I am now running 'brain-picking' sessions for makers who would like to develop or expand their creative practice and business’.

I have been running a successful craft business since graduating in 1999. I have experience of selling, both retail and wholesale, through exhibitions and craft fairs, nationally and internationally. I opened my own gallery and workshop space, Unit Twelve, in May 2010. In this time I have been running art workshops with various groups of different ages, abilities and backgrounds. I have a successful track record in both private and public commissions, with my work in 5 major gallery collections, and have also undertaken many artists in residencies.

My work has been featured in over 50 periodicals, including Vogue, Grand Designs and Elle Decoration to name just a few, and is featured daily on numerous blogs, as I have developed a massive viral web presence through social media.

If you would like to draw upon this wealth of experience I am offering a friendly informal mentoring service by which you can come to my gallery, Unit Twelve and ‘pick my brains’ over a cup of tea, on subjects you feel you may need help with in your own practice.

Please contact me directly if you would like to book a slot, priced at £50 per hour.
mobile: 07811 460494 or email:


"Thank you Jennifer Collier for the mentoring! A great experience that has put the fire in my belly once again to get cracking with my work! Exciting times ahead.

“I was delighted to have Jennifer as my mentor. Her experience and understanding of the industry as a creative practitioner helped grow and develop my textiles label. Honest, critical and influential advice, the perfect recipe to flourish."

"I feel more inspired and passionate now to be able to put pen to paper and write a proposal that can be realistic and to see that I have made myself different than what's around at the moment. Thank you so much I really appreciate what you did for me today"

"Thanks for all the advice you gave me- it was a huge help"

"I asked Jennifer to be my mentor and her expert advice, tips and knowledge helped me secure my dream; a studio in Manchester Craft and Design Centre. I can't thank her enough and will be asking her to continue being my mentor for many years to come." Vivien Hamilton

"I chose Jennifer as a mentor because of her understanding & knowledge of the industry. Her honest, constructive, & some times critical advice made me really look at my practice to give me a clear & inspiring path to take. This came at a time when I had not only lost my confidence but also my way. She has helped me to discover some new exciting ideas & pointers to improving my practice. I would highly recommend her." Alix Swan

Please contact me directly if you would like to book a slot, priced at £50 per hour.
mobile: 07811 460494
or email: