My Story

My career in the arts started in 2002 when I was completing an Art and Design BA Specialist in Textiles, during this time I worked for a gallery where I made light shades for Liberty London. It was also the first place I sold my work and began commission work. 

I graduated in 2004 with a First Class Honours in Textile Design and started a training programme in community arts with York Arts Council. I became their Community Artist and in house Graphic Designer. I facilitated workshops with disabled people and people with mental health difficulties. 

In 2006 I got a job at York St John University and I began selling work around the country. By this time I had set up a small studio. I had my first solo exhibition, through this I gained a lot of contacts and was accepted into The British Craft Trade Fair. 

I applied for The Princes Trust Business Enterprise Programme and was awarded several grants to pay for BCTF, through this I gained more outlets. I was gaining experience in delivering a variety of workshops and one to one tutoring. 

Teaching was helping me to support my practice and get involved in local festivals My latest exhibition 'Inside The Seams' at Ryedale Folk Museum was advertised in the Guardian. 

I am now a practicing artist and maker working from my studio in York creating and selling textile art and products. As well as this I continue to work to commission, exhibit regularly in solo and group shows.