Kathryn Ashcroft Mouse in the House


Hello, my name is Kathryn, welcome to the world of Mouse in the House!

I’ve been lucky to always inhabit a world in which Sellotape, string, paper and cereal boxes are plentiful…. And to have been surrounded by lovely folk who’ve encouraged me and put up with the mess!

After initially training as a Theatre Designer, then working for several years in the art education sector, I use these experiences to inspire and create mixed-media sculptures from found and salvaged materials; creating new meanings and objects from discarded objects.

I have always had a fascination with stories and histories, and collect profusely. I work with fragments of fabric, paper, wood and metal, with which I aim to fire up the imagination and encourage audiences to engage playfully with my work.

Mouse in the House is the product of a noisy brain and an overactive imagination…. They are collectors of treasure, eaters of cheese, made from fragments of stuff and memories, scraps of fabric, pieces of broken things, lost buttons and forgotten moments…

The mice have one mission, which is to gather cheese.

And my own mission is simply to make people smile (and maybe sing, that has happened!)

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