About me

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; but 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, whether they are taking part in workshops, experiencing an installation piece or an exhibition.


I hosted Riverside Arts in Littleport. Sadly we could not open our studio doors to the public this year so Cambridge Open Studios took place in  house and studio windows where passers by could see artwork. It was a really positive experience to be working with friends and colleagues in a safe space, with beautiful work on display. Go here for more information about Riverside Arts and for #OpenWindows2020.

Willow Bark basket
Jane Frost Bark Basket
Ditty Dokter tapestry
Anna Osborne
Speculating Rook cushions
Caroline Forward
Caroline Forward painting – oils and wax
Rick Forward, New From Old furniture
Littleport Labyrinth
Littleport Labyrinth, response to COVID 19

Find out more about this and the Littleport Labyrinth here

Please be aware, in view of the current situation and risk of virus spreading through events in public places workshops are cancelled or postponed until further notice. We will review and update the website when there is more information available, please come back and check soon. I am working in the workshop and studio, planning lots of new projects. I hope everyone is able to spend time making and enjoying a slower pace of life and maybe some time reading or learning something new at home.

Make a choice from the survey for the workshop selection I look forward to working with you very soon.

Hosting willow workshops – if you or your organisation would like to host workshops please go to Host page

If you have any queries or there are problems with your bookings please contact me

Some reviews and comments by workshop participants, might help you decide about selecting which workshop to come take part in.

This spring has proved to be a really special time. I have been having remote, but really valuable conversations with other makers, artists and practitioners. We have all had time to think when we would often be planning the next project or event, rushing round just trying to get life and creativity into some sort of equilibrium.

Before being isolated, physically, I shared some baskets with a wonderful photographer, Ella Nurse, her blog and instagram are here. She has been making use of them for work and for fun.

Art Science Event at Telefonica, Madrid

A different sort of workshop audience and opportunity, I was part of the team presenting work as part of SRUK at Telefonica, Madrid. 3 scientists, 3 artists presenting work as part of Madrid Science week

Jonathan Heras, Juan Gonzalea-Varo, Ana Lopez-Ramirez, Tomas Di Domenico and Marta Fuster Barutell

This was a really interesting event to take part in, the next presentation will be in Cambridge, UK. look out for updates. More information on my blog.