From riding the rollercoaster to piloting the plane—how one artist brought joy and financial stability back to her business

Listen to Rauni’s story in her own words: Rauni Higson is a silversmith based in Snowdonia: a picturesque, mountainous region in North Wales. She began her work as a silversmith 25 years ago, and until joining the Autonomous Creative Incubator, focused primarily on commissioned large-scale silver objects, primarily for commemoration or celebration. Rauni explained that…

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Are you on the hamster wheel of being overworked and underpaid? How one neurodivergent artist created a path to success

Listen to Deirdre’s story in her own words: When people talk about being “stuck” professionally because of constant overwhelm in their life, Deirdre Colgan Jones understands. Deirdre is a professionally trained artist, architect, and teacher who struggled to make a living doing what she loves. “I was caught in this hamster wheel of doing things…

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