Using both ceramics and textiles I make large installation pieces, 2D relief work as well as a range of jewellery, these pieces vary in scale, technique and process.
By recycling fabrics and examining everyday objects I create organic looking pieces that contain remnants of the man made. Showing the age of the materials and by combining them with porcelain and silks I alter the way they are perceived.
My work shows a massive collection of techniques including embroidery, shibori, scorching, stitching, braiding, dyeing, applique, construction, casting, throwing and hand building. This range allows me to add a variety of layers when combining steel, fabric and clay as well as offering instant variety in scale, texture and shape. My work explores process, tradition and influences.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
2013 - Masters in Teaching and Learning, Cumbria University, Cumbria
2013 - Masters in Teaching and Learning, Cumbria University, STC
2009 - Graduate Teacher Training, GTP, Northumbria Uni, STC
2007 - MA Contemporary Applied Arts, Cumbria Institute of The Arts, Carlisle
2006 - PGCE post 16 course, Carlisle College, Carlisle
2004 - 1st Hon Contemporary Applied Arts, Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Carlisle
Competitions, prizes and awards
2012 - 2011 Young artist of the Year 3rd Prize, Premio Valcellina Award, Maniago, Italy