Jude Lally, MSc Human Ecology, is an artist, a teacher and a writer. She grew up on the banks of the River Clyde, a few miles from Loch Lomond in the West Coast of Scotland.
She gained her masters degree in Human Ecology at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland) in partnership with the Center for Human Ecology, with her thesis entitled ‘Fire in the Head, Heart and Hand. A Study of the Goddess Brigit as Goddess Archetype and her Relevance to Cultural Activists in Contemporary Scotland.
She moved to Asheville, NC in 2009 where she runs her Celtic Soul School offering a program of workshops and courses. Jude has also recently joined Mystery School of the Goddess.
I am inspired by nature in all her glorious shape shifting squawking, wriggling and breath taking awe-ness. I create dolls, an ancient tradition stretching back thousands of years. The making process is a ritual which lulls you into a meditate state, a dance between the worlds. My aim is in co-creating a sacred vessel, a container for the divine. To weave a relationship through space and time back to the old ones, the Grandmothers of us all and forward connecting to those future ancestors. In taking responsibility as living ancestors we are inspired to create new models of living, which reflect the sacredness of our world.