Seeing Stars!

The season up to Christmas has been a bit confusing. We usually make plans to see family and friends months ahead, food, presents, journeys and gatherings have all been disrupted this year.

I had the opportunity of working with Nene Valley Primary School in Peterborough before the end of term. Staff were keen to learn and end the term with a positive project, we made lots of willow stars. It was so good to work face to face and the whole school were really enthusiastic, hoping to do more in 2021!

Every child in the school had a go and in total at least 320 were made!

 

Introduction

Ely Cathedral
ready for Story Times

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.

I live in the fens of East Anglia in the UK, where willow is easily available for making baskets and sculpture. The landscape, light and dry weather encourage me to spend time outside as much as possible.

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Work with Arts and Minds at Anglesey Abbey

Inside-Out, a large scale collaborative project with Arts and Minds and families at Anglesey Abbey which resulted in a sculpture trail in the extensive gardens and work being placed at all levels, including in the Mill Lode and high up in trees

Anglesey Abbey grounds
Planning the sculpture trail

willow and tissue flowers
Fantastic Flowers
willow creatures
Bugs
Surprise beasties
Holly Crocodile
Boiled egg in an urn
Giant Egg cup
willow and kite fabric insects
Butterflies in the tree tops
willow web
giant spiders web