Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Nature of Belonging: Another New Book Published in SVG

Title: The Nature of Belonging

Author: Vonnie Roudette

Pages: 240
Publication date: 2009-11-30
Cover Type: Paperback
ISBN: 9780982421536
Dimensions: 5X8

A Collection of Short Essays Beautifully interspersed with Roudette's Poetic Drawings from Nature

Vonnie Roudette received an MA in Manchester, UK and spent 3 years at Kyoto Arts University, Japan, researching traditional aesthetics. She worked for Japanese designer Issey Miyake before returning to the UK to practice as a freelance designer where she was also a part time Art lecturer on a BA Textiles course (Manchester UK,) and Foundation Art Course(Reading, UK). Her design experience includes: theatre design (UK), film and video (London, St. Vincent and the Grenadines), textiles (Italy, Japan, London).

Since 1992 she has designed and taught creative educational programs for children and craft producers (St. Vincent and the Grneadines, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis), and was handcraft development consultant in St Vincent to the OAS Heritage Tourism Project, ‘96-2000. In 1996 she co-founded SVG CREATE, an NGO of artists and craft producers. She is a certified farmer (St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 1997) and manager/design director of Fibreworks Inc., a craft factory in rural St. Vincent established in 1997. and is trained in natural building techniques in Colombia, Ohio and Mexico (2003).

Vonnie currently teaches A level Art and Design at St Vincent Community College and coordinates Hand2Earth, a rural educational sustainability lifestyles youth project in Penniston, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.