My interest derives primarily from an engagement with fabric & fibre, and the dialogue created by the quality of light diffused through layers and the manipulation of form. My continued interests in layering & fragmentation, combined with a growing desire to reuse & recycle, have led into mosaic, & I have also developed concepts of transluscence within the additional discipline of processional carnival artforms.
These disciplines have been developed within community arts, and public engagement forms an important function of my work.
1999 Certificate in Information and Resource Management, The Nottingham Trent University
1983 City and Guilds, Adult Education Teacher Training Certificate 730
1981 BA Hons, Textiles, The Nottingham Trent University
2001 - 2006 South Nottingham College. Art and Crafts for adults with enduring mental health needs, Open Door, The Embankment, Nottingham
1996/97 Visiting Lecturer in Textiles, Art Foundation, New College Nottingham
1994/96 Visiting Lecturer, Design Management and Textiles BA Courses, De Montford University, Leicester
1992/94 School of Learning Support, Art, Ceramics, Textiles, South Nottingham College, Nottingham
Areas of work:
Early years education
CV & Education
2011 - Christmas Lanterns Community family lantern activities, Nottingham, Nottingham
2011 - Library Weekly Artsclub, Nottingham City Council Libraries, Nottingham
2008 - Wild and Willow, Sculptured costume activities & family parade, WOMAD International Festival, Wiltshire
2007 - Critters Courtyard , Family based arts, courtyard revamp with stained glass and mosaic, Willow Farm Schoool, Nottingham
2007 - Leaves from the Family Tree, Processional willow sculpture family fun workshops & parade, WOMAD International Festival, Wiltshire
2006 - Hexagon Mosaic Garden , A family learning project developed for Creative Partnerships, Netherfield Infant School, Mansfield
2005 - Creativity Conference, Pride Park, Derby Inset Teacher Training, Reigate and Mackworth family of Primary Schools.
2005 - Magpies Against Racism, Footprints Banner designed for Notts County Football Club Supporters Trust, Created with Greenfields and Riverside Primary Schools, The Meadows, Nottingham
2005 - Oh Yes They Are! Pantomime Banners, Created for Theatre Royal Education., Theatre Royal, Nottingham
2004 - River Serpent Lanterns. Family parade & workshops, Riverside Festival, Nottingham
2004 - Riverside Spirits Fire Drawing Sculptures , Designed for Nottingham City, and Rushcliffe Borough Councils, made with youth groups , Riverside Festival Nottingham
2002 - Chalk and Chestnuts Big Draw , Award Winning Pavement Art with local families for The Big Draw, Nottingham