I am a multidisciplinary textile designer, maker, and educator driven by an inventive approach to hand-based textile skill. By combining intuitive ways of working with an in-depth focus on practice-based research, I explore ideas centred around craft, process, and performative textiles. At the very heart of my practice is an interest in the interaction of colour and pattern, which I explore through textile-based thinking and making. My studio practice aims to approach colour and pattern through physical textile sampling in a playful and experimental way. I love to learn, engrossing myself in traditional processes such as patchwork and quilting, but finding new ways to interpret technique and material.
I studied Embroidery BA (Hons) at Manchester Metropolitan University, graduating in 2012, and then completed an MA in Textile Design (Mixed Media) from the Royal College of Art in 2021. Throughout this time, working in academia as a lecturer across several different Universities, alongside my own practice has formed a substantial part of both my professional experience and creative thinking. I attribute much of my enthusiasm and experimental approach to textile thinking and making from the in-depth experience I have had in writing and delivering art and design education. From curriculum development to the live art school environment, I have a curiosity to question and challenge understanding, both from within students and in my own approaches.
I am looking to make connections with brands or individual makers that wish to explore the way in which colour or pattern might show up in their products or practice. Collaboration or conversation is a brilliant place to start and something that I am excited to build within my own studio practice. If this is something you are interested in, then please get in touch via the email below. Alternatively, you can find me on Instagram to see more of my on-going studio practice.
I am currently based in Manchester, UK.
An up to date CV can be sent on request.