Former convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby has turned her creative passion into a new career move.
The 44-year-old began making beach-themed epoxy clocks in her spare time, after she taught herself the art in 2020.
Each clock she makes takes five days to complete, is made on recycled wood and features her signature, as she sells her creations on Instagram.
“I’m self taught and through a lot of trial and error I’m happy with where I am creatively with my clocks,” Corby told Confidential.
“I’m mainly inspired to do beach theme art work. I do all the work by myself, sanding, drilling etc. All of the shells used are collected by myself mainly on the low tide of a full moon. I remember each shell I find and while I’m working on my creations I really feel love for each piece of the process.”
Schapelle became somewhat of a reality TV star following her release from spending 10 years in Bali’s infamous Kerobokan prison.
She appeared on the first season of SAS Australia, before also trying her hand at Dancing With The Stars.
Now residing in Brisbane, her epoxy clock business takes up most of her time.
“Epoxy resin has become more than just a hobby for me. It really occupies most of my thoughts,” she said. “I’m continually thinking of an epoxy problem, and finding solutions fills my dreams also.
“I’ve dreamt of certain creations vividly, woke and got to work creating what came to me in a dream. This creative art form has given me so much purpose to my days; I absolutely love this passion of mine.”
Image credits: Instagram @schapelle.corby
This article first appeared on Over60.