Grace outside the Liver Buildings

Meet Grace: our new Liverpool Literary festival mascot

As well as being an iconic symbol of our city, Grace (named after the majestic ‘Three Graces’ buildings that define the Liverpool skyline), is made entirely from book print and has been flying all over the city promoting the festival over the last few months.

Make your own Grace

What you will need:

Paper

Scissors

Ruler

Meet the artist

Hannah Ng

This beautiful origami Liver Bird was created by local artist, Hannah Ng (@JoyfulArray). 

Hannah Ng is a Liverpool-based designer-maker who crafts handmade paper ornaments using traditional origami folding techniques.

Hannah has been passionate about art and design from an early age. When she was just five years old she was taught to fold her first paper crane and became fascinated by how a single piece of paper could be transformed into a three-dimensional bird.

Since that first encounter with origami she persevered to teach herself and to experiment with various folding techniques to discover new paper creations, eventually going on to study Textiles at the University of Central Lancashire.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, her work is inspired by its hectic city life and colourful culture and infused with her own quirky sense of style and expression.

You can find more examples of her work at: www.joyfularray.etsy.com.