Hello! My name is Laura and I am the person behind Made by Women.
At Made by Women, we produce affordable and accessible zines about women from art history. Each issue is illustrated and designed by contemporary women and queer artists. The zines teach you about their life and their work in a way that doesn't require any previous art historical knowledge. I currently do all of the research and writing for the zines, and I also deliver workshops and collaborative projects related to zines and women/queer artists.
I graduated from the University of York in July 2019 in BA History of Art, during which I started making these zines about women artists I'd discovered during my studies. I felt that there were many women and queer artists who were being ignored or forgotten about during the course of Art History. I wanted a way to share all of my research that was easy to read, and accessible in cost, and I have been a fan of zines for a long time, so it made perfect sense!
Each of the zines are researched using academic texts and articles, and I try to keep the language as straightforward as possible, so you don't need any pre-existing art historical knowledge to understand them.
Each issue is uniquely illustrated by a contemporary illustrator, which is why they all have their own distinct look. You can read more about the zines on our website at www.madebywomen.co.uk or follow us on Instagram at @madebywomenzines