I create functional and non-functional pieces including garments, wall-hangings and abstract sculptures, presenting textiles as art and artefacts. My work is two and three-dimensional and involves experimenting with materials, dyes and different textile techniques as appropriate to the individual pieces. Inspiration constantly presents itself and my current practice concerns exploring the coastline, with an intention of bringing awareness to the effects of climate change. My degree in Textile Design focused on print, weave and knit and more recently my research into historical objects and material culture led to an M.A. in History of Design where I explored the sensory qualities of textiles and human interaction with them. I am also interested in how textiles can define and enhance spaces, giving an altered view of the environment.
My career includes working in the textile and print industries, and as a book and magazine designer. Advocating the power of kinaesthetic learning I now teach within schools and workshops, aiming to share the sense of well-being that can be gained from the joy of making and allowing for serendipity through engagement with materials, processes and objects. As well as exhibiting with Carousel, I have exhibited individually and in group exhibitions with other Kent artists.
I am also a member of the Textile Studio group, exhibiting in London and the South East.