Info about me, Belinda Opie

Born in Essex in 1950. Left school at 16, married and had children.

The 70s
Designed, made and sold items through shops and craft fairs in Cambridge, London and locally in Essex.

I was one of the original and still am, a market stall holder in London’s famous Covent Garden craft market. Trading one day a week.

1985 to 2007
I started and ran Goodies, a specialist dolls house and miniatures retail shop in Coggeshall,Essex.

2000 to 2007
Put together ‘The Showcase Collection’, an online and in shop business for miniature artists to show and sell their work.

Studied two short courses at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, sculpture, casting and mould making. Joined a metal sculpture class at City Lit in London and attended sculpture classes at Morley College, London.

I now work from my workshop in Norfolk.