Leigh-Anne Treadwell Biography – Leigh-Anne Treadwell Wiki
Leigh-Anne Treadwell is a professional upholsterer, TV presenter, founder and creative director of the award-winning Bristol Upholstery Collective. She is known for her regular appearances on BBC One show ‘Money For Nothing’.
Treadwell studied traditional upholstery at Silai for Skills womens college in Bristol in 2007. In 2010, she set up Bristol Upholstery Collective to enable thriving livelihoods, offering informal and professional training as an Association of Master Upholsterers Training Centre.
Prior to starting up her creative business, Leigh-Anne told Stylemongers Of Bristol: “I made things. All kinds of things. Unimaginable things. My Fine Art practice was extremely varied, using sculpture, video, installation and performance as my mediums, to explore interactive and playful meaning. After my degree, I worked as a community artist in South Wales. I enjoyed mentoring and connecting people, communicating meaning through art and appreciating the shared creative environment. It was fun, purposeful and different everyday. I moved back to Bristol in the hope of setting up an Arts Collective that would deliver community consultation and interactive art projects all over the south west, and ended up managing the world famous Old Duke jazz pub. I’d ‘had a go’ at recovering the seats at The Old Duke and realised there were tricks to this trade, so I studied upholstery for three years, one day a week, whilst running the pub.”
Leigh-Anne Treadwell Money for Nothing
Upholsterer Leigh-Anne Treadwell is known for her creative upholstery on BBC One show Money For Nothing. Leigh-Anne had no idea about the BBC TV programme Money For Nothing until her mum called her and insisted she watched it. Serendipitously, just two weeks later the producers found the BUC website and invited the team to a successful Skype audition.
“Our first ever TV project was two winged arm chairs that I had the idea of joining in the middle, face to face,” Leigh-Anne told Stylemongers Of Bristol. “Feeling pretty nervous about tackling such an idea with the camera watching and waiting for a TV worthy hiccup, we built the frame, adding features, creating a shape that looked very much like a cross between a love seat and a roll top bath, that we nicknamed the lovetub. Once sprung and ready we realised that we couldn’t fit it out through the door!”
Leigh-Anne has continued to appear on the show across several series.
“It truly is a blessing to be able to educate and express my excitement about what I do to a huge audience. I love the challenge of creating TV-worthy transformations, using the show as a platform to promote local artists and collaborating with independent designers. The Money For Nothing team, Sarah Moore, Jay Blades and EJ Osbourne are the most excitable and talented people I’ve ever met, and its a joy to work with them.”
Leigh-Anne Treadwell Age
Leigh-Anne Treadwell was born in October 1982.
Leigh-Anne Treadwell Partner
Is Leigh-Anne Treadwell married? It is unclear whether she has a Husband and/or partner.
Leigh-Anne Treadwell Nationality
She is of British nationality.
Leigh-Anne Treadwell Instagram
Leigh-Anne Treadwell’s Instagram is @leighannetreadwell.