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Why I quit teaching to start my own business after cancer treatment

5 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

When Claire Nicklin was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, it became the catalyst for a new creative chapter in her life. She now owns designer fabric brand Fox & Fettle and, as she tells Bonnie Christian, stress is a thing of the past I was in my fourth year of cancer treatment. I walked away from my teaching job and I set myself a year to work out what I wanted to be doing. I ended up spending days and days painting and painting. On these great big sheets of watercolour paper I'd use anything I had in the house - inks, salt, bleach - and layer them up. It became real colour therapy...
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