Welcome to the website of Vanessa Stone, cut paper and collage artist. Enjoy looking through Vanessa's work inspired by the towns, cities and countryside around her. All her work is uniquely hand made, individually cut using fine drawing and painted papers, using a scalpel and scissors. Vanessa abstracts and pares down to capture the essence of a place.

The collage collection........

Scroll down for calendar of events and news in 2019...........

See Vanessa's work through the year at BYARD ART, Cambridge




Jan 27th Hampshire Art Teachers Papercutting & Collage Study Day

One day practical papercutting & collage conference for Hampshire art teachers organised by Jayne Stillman

County Inspector/Adviser Visual Arts for Hampshire County Council.


Feb 14th Papercutting & Collage for Herts Mind Network

Half day papercutting workshop - Stevenage Library


Feb 21th Papercutting & Collage for Herts Mind Network

Half day papercutting workshop - Letchworth Garden City


Feb 28th Creative Space Workshop

"Scandi Tree" paper cutting workshop at St Mary's Bottesford from 7.30pm til 10.00pm


April 24th Creative Space Workshop

"Funky Chickens" papercutting for adults at St. Mary's Bottesford from 7.30pm til 10.00pm


May 7th Easton Walled Garden, near Grantham, Lincolnshire

10 am til 4pm £65 per person

Papercutting for adults focusing on the form and shape of leaves inspired by the plants and trees within the walled garden. Workshop runs from 10 - 4pm. Click HERE to book a place.


6th June Cambridge University Botanic Garden Workshop

10 am til 4pm £70 per person

"Inspired by Leaves" - paper cutting workshop for adults inspired by the wide range of leaf and flower forms in the Botanic Garden collection. Book HERE for a place.



December 7th & 8th - Gifted - Contemporary Christmas Market

National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford, Lincs

I am delighted to say I have been selected to take part in Gifted at NCCD in Sleaford where I will be showcasing my very latest hand printed textiles and books, along with my classic boldly colourful greetings cards and eco cards. There will be plenty to see in this event that shows the very best designers and makers from this area.


October 11th & 12th - Upper Broughton Art Show, Leicestershire

See some of my Belvoir Angel papercuts and collages, along with landscape pieces too at Upper Broughton Art Show, Leicestershire. In its 37th year, Upper Broughton Art Show brings together a wide range of artists from the East Midlands area in one unique village show! Opening times are: Saturday 10am -5pm and Sunday 10 - 5pm

CLICK HERE for information about this special venue and exhibition!


October 4th & 5th - Kooroon Gallery at The Old Sorting House, Bottesford

Extra special two day exhibition featuring my very latest textile pieces inspired by the iconic and distinctive carved angel faces known as Belvoir Angels that are only found locally here. They feature on the top of gravestone carvings from the 16th and 17th century, cut into Swithland slate that shows little signs of deterioration and so the carvings look as fresh today as when they were made. They are a mystery object too - one one knows who actually made them and there are 300+ made in this area!!

Two workshops are happening while the exhibition is on - CLICK HERE for information


September 14 & 15th 2019 - Grantham Arts Trail

For the very first time in Grantham, an art trail is happening in main venues of the town! I will be demonstrating paper cutting at St Wulfram's Church and selling my framed prints and greetings cards too, so do come and say hello!


1st May - Easton Walled Gardens, Lincolnshire

Papercutting workshop for adults inspired by the natural shapes in the beautiful gardens at Easton. Click HERE for more info and booking - £65.00 per person. Workshop length: 10am - 4pm


17th May - Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Cambs

Study day looking at the astonishing "paper mosaik's of Mary Delany. One half will be delivered by garden historian Twigs Way and the other half will be making your own paper mosaic collage floral piece inspired by Mary Delany's work. Click HERE to book - £70.00 per person. Study day length: 10am - 4pm


19th May - Rural Antics/Hanwell Wine Estate, Notts

A lovely morning paper cutting workshop for beginners looking at folk art style paper cutting with painted papers. You will get the chance to make your own painted paper and make a beautiful framed work of art to take home. Click HERE to book - £55.00 per person. Workshop length - 10am til 1pm.


29th June - Stibbington Community Classes, Church Lane, Stibbington, Peterborough

Papercutting workshop for beginners making funky green men and paper cut trees - click HERE to book. £30 per person from 10 am - 1pm.


13th July - Discover Letchworth Tourist Office, Letchworth Garden City, Herts

Official launch of the Vanessa Stone home wares range for Discover Letchworth - the new hub for all things Letchworth. Come and meet me to see the originals and ask me how they are made and have a look at the range of mugs, tea towels, aprons and coasters.


22nd Aug - Museum of Carpet, Kidderminster, Worcs

Papercutting workshop for adults to make and create a layered collage based on the English landscape. Click HERE for more info - £40 per person. Workshop length: 10am - 4 pm


28th Aug - Hitchin Lavender, Ickleford, Herts

Folky fabric stencilling workshop for adults to design and create your own stencilled fabrics onto recycled materials. £25 per person 10 - 1pm CLICK HERE TO BOOK


31st August - North Hertfordshire Museum, Hitchin ,Herts

Papercutting workshop for adults inspired by the architectural details and patterns seen in Hitchin buildings.



7th September - Hanwell Wine Estate/Rural Antics, Melton Mowbray, Leics

"Paper Poppies" workshop for adults. Come and learn how to make cut paper layered collages that are inspired by the summer fields full of poppies and wild flowers. £75 per person plus refreshments and lunch included.



8th September - Easton Walled Garden Autumn Fair - 11 am til 4 pm

Come and see me demonstrating papercutting in the artists and makers demonstrating area at this lovely autumn fair.


14th & 15th September - Grantham Arts Trail 2019

I'll be taking part in this brand new event. I'll be demonstrating and having a wide range of cards and prints available to buy! read more HERE.


8th Nov - Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Cambs

Papercutting workshop for adults to make delicate and intricate cut paper wintry scenes using a craft knife, scissors and black paper. FULLY BOOKED.


5th December - Museum of Carpet, Kidderminster, Worcs

Papercutting workshop for adults to make and create a beautiful Christmas themed papercut cards and decorations. Click HERE for more info - £40.00 per person. Workshop length: 10 - 4pm