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Introduction:

Based in Bristol, I am a Principal Lecturer at Cardiff School of Art & Design, CMU working on  the  Artist Designer: Maker BA (hons) programme.

My practice is driven by an interest to explore materials and the latent possibilities in their combinations. I work in a cross disciplinary manner to make connections through my work between people and place. Placement and site are key concerns. Recent work exploring issues of site and the ‘power of place’ or  ‘sense in place’ include ‘Angles of Incicence’, ‘Bound’, ‘Fallen Star’, ‘Barcode: FB814’, All the Kings Horses… & ‘Darning the Land: Seam’ which can be viewed in the works and projects pages.

Trained in Fine Art Printmaking at  Norwich School of Art and the Royal College of Art I maintain an interest is in the language of making, in the multiple, process and materials.

News: 2015

Darning the Land: Sewn is replanted for this season at Waddesdon Manor.

2014 A Million Trees for New York, pop up exhibions at Grand Central Station and The High Line, New York. TD Bank and Bridgette Mayer Gallery.

2014  AiRx Singapore Botanic Gardens and Inner Temple, London. A British Council and Singapore International Foundation. A collaboration with Architect and Artist Randy Chan.

2013 continued research in making for specific environments.  ’Darning the Land: Sewn‘ for Waddesdon Manor – a planting scheme of wild flowers in a 470m flower bed, together with a design for the carpet bedding, I sought to relate the inside and domestic and feminine aspects of the collection with the wider context of the estate. Click here to read events entry at Waddesdon Manor.

August 2013 saw the opening of ‘Cloth & Memory {2}‘, Salts Mill, Saltaire. Information about the research and work I  undertook for these projects can be found under projects.

2012 Bite-Size – “an exhibition of miniature textiles”, curated by Professor Lesley Millar,  toured from the Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation, London to Kyoto and Nagoya Japan 2012. This exhibition draws together the Japanese and UK textile artists who have worked with Professor Lesley Millar since ‘Revelation’: textile artists addressing issues in 1996.

Award: HEFCW SIP to develop connections between CMU & Waddesdon Manor.

2011 was marked by three site-responsive commissions which furthered the potential for artwork to make connections between people and place and the language of textiles especially so.

1.      ’Darning the Land: Seam‘, Swadlincote, for re:place

2.      ’Barcode: FB814‘, Meadow Arts ‘rural commissioning programme’

3.      ’Bound, V-57‘, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois, USA