The nature and outcome of my work can be very varied. The tree, pathway or river may be the form; the needle, thread or fabric may be the tool. The active process and relationship between the elements chosen in creating and the creators’ work are my priority. This is what I aim to share with participants and audience.
Through my work I aim to provide a medium which will allow positive expression of community and environment its’ history and future; raising awareness of long term sustainable development to create spaces that enhance lives both visually and practically.
I work as a textile and environmental artist in a wide variety of settings and communities. My work is made in conversation with people and places, for installations and exhibition as well as running workshops to suit the places and people involved.
I use found or adapted materials for works that are placed in the landscape, in galleries or in public venues.
Come and learn how to make random weave baskets as a spring container. They can be tricky to make, but are great containers in a variety of sizes. Good for collecting fruit or holding balls of wool, or maybe even Easter Eggs. In fact they can hold almost anything you can think of!
A family workshop at WWT Welney making Christmas Decorations.
Grandchildren, parents and grandparent each made their own and learned a lot, shared ideas and discovered that sometimes the grown ups are not the best learners. They had lots of fun doing it.
What’s your Christmas style this year?
Decorations made with natural and recycled materials. People always add their own character to the willow shapes, balls, stars, hearts, trees etc.
Working with OuseLife artists and teachers from local schools, children made sculptures and installations for Ely Cathedral Science Festival. The workshops I worked on were Recycling and Colour theory, using bicycle wheels with bottle tops to raise awareness of the amount of plastic in the environment
The Fenland and Ouse Washes Story Quilt is a community resource for story telling and small scale performance. supported by OuseLife Drawing Group, and Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership, through Heritage Lottery project funding. Initiated in Ely Cathedral in 2016
At the Beginners workshop everyone learns a few basic techniques, then make items of their choice. Participants are always ambitious, and always take home items they are happy to display either indoors or outside.