The inspiration for my work mainly comes from the places I visit; I take photographs of anything that catches my eye as I like to capture a moment instantly. From my studio I will use the photographs as a starting point from which my work evolves. Discarded and imperfect things are particularly beautiful to me, and so I am drawn to objects that are rusted or aged. Often, I will work on several pieces at a time, as I enjoy an abstract, expressive, and experimental way of working.
Using a variety of processes such as dyeing, hand and machine stitch, painting, and printing is very important to me, and I love to distress and manipulate fabrics to create textural and bespoke artwork.
I graduated from University Centre Somerset in 1994, studying Textiles and Surface Design. Presently, I am a member of York Textile Artists and The Society for Embroidered Work which promotes and supports the best in stitched art worldwide.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.