About The Artist

After achieving a BA (Hons) Degree (first) in Fashion Textiles from Middlesex Polytechnic I worked as a freelance designer. I later trained as a teacher and have worked in all levels of education, specialising in textiles.  


In 2004 I completed an MA in Textile Culture at Norwich School of Art & Design.  I currently combine teaching with the development of my own practice.

In 2018 I was selected as one of 26 designer makers for the prestigious Crafts Council Hothouse 2019 programme.

I am a Full Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and a member of the Sussex Guild.


I exhibit at a number of craft shows each year and offer bespoke talks and workshops in stitched textiles to groups and guilds.

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