I have been experimenting with textiles, drawing and 3-dimensional art in many media for much of my life. At 10 years of age I started making clothes for myself and my dolls. I sewed most of my school uniform dresses and skirts and progressed to learning tailoring techniques from Vogue patterns. As a student in the ‘60s I could keep up with fashion by making my own mini-dresses, maxi coat, jackets and more (some of which are still being worn by my daughters).
In parallel with my paid employment (as a biologist, a computer systems analyst, a GP practice manager, a counsellor and a chaplain) I have enjoyed an extended and extensive art education in a variety of adult education institutions. I have studied ceramics to City and Guilds diploma level, life drawing and painting, figurative sculpture, felt making, screen printing, machine knitting and many other techniques. In July 2012 I completed the Textile Foundation Course at Morley College and followed this up with some years of experimentation in the Advanced Textiles Workshop at Morley.
I now work as a freelance designer and maker in my studio at Thames-Side Studios, Harrington Way, Warspite Road, Woolwich. (previously known as SFSA). My inspiration comes from my love of colour and texture, and also from my early career as a biologist. I make 3-D textile sculpture, freehand machine embroidery pictorial artwork, felted and knitted luxury scarves, cushions and Roman blinds. When I feel like a change from textiles I make small figurative ceramics sculptures.
Textiles and sculpture exhibitions include group shows in many venues in London and the Southeast.
Tel: 07962 454899