A little something about me…

I’ve been making ever since I was small! You could always find me happily absorbed in craft projects; quilling, fimo, decoupage… to name a few. I was always experimenting with different materials melting wax to create flowers! ( not sure how safe that was!), marbling with PVA! I can’t imagine a life without creativity !

I still enjoy experimenting with different materials and craft is still at the heart of what I do, but it`s about making the craft my own and I do that through play and experimentation. I now make jewellery, which I treat like wearable works of art, paper art and installations. After studying a mixed media degree in Fine Art in the friendly city of Cardiff, I moved to London to do a two year MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art. I began my degree by painting, but soon started creating miniature paper installations and by the time I started my MA I was creating room sized textile installations. I now use a mixture of fabric, paper, wood, perspex, which I laser cut to create my work.

I am passionate about spreading the word about how wonderful creativity is! so I do lots of workshops and projects with different communities from school children to adults suffering with mental health difficulties. I have recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, which I loved!

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Inspiration from beautiful Didsbury Parsonage…


I was so happy when Didsbury Parsonage gave me the opportunity to create a site specific installation around one of their beautiful windows. My work has been entirely inspired by the stained glass in the parsonage. I used the colours as inspiration and have taken different shapes from the stained glass.

I intend to create a three dimensional laser cut paper installation around the window. I`m using layered tissue paper to play around with the light that will shine through it.

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A la Ronde…


Oh my goodness I had the most inspiring time at A la Ronde house near Exmouth…I`m now planning a shell wall in my own house!

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This frieze is made from feathers…so beautiful!

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La Dolce Vita collection…


I have begun creating my next collection, (which has been a long time coming; mainly due to the birth of my beautiful daughter!), the original inspiration came from a trip to Rome a few years ago now. I want my new collection to embrace colour, (I`m experimenting with a much bolder palette than I ever have before!). It`s going to made from laser cut faux leather, ribbon, feathers and brass….

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