Education & Qualification:
2003-2004 Dundee College HNC Graphic Design
1998-2001 Duncan of Jordonstone College of Art & Design BA Hons Printed Textiles
1996-1998 NC Portfolio Preparation & HNC Textiles
Trained in Mono. Lino, Silkscreen Printing & Collograph
Textiles: Felt making, (wet felting & needle felting techniques)
weaving, knitting, jewellery making, paper crafts sewing and embroidery.
2004-To present day , Working with Dundee Contemporary Arts Education department as a sessional artist providing art & craft based workshops.
2004-To present day working with Tayside Healths Arts Trust, Providing art & craft based programmes for patients suffering from strokes, parkinsons and dementia.
2006-2009 Angus Council Social work & Health Department weekly Art Group. Working as a sessional artist providing weekly art sessions for participants with handicaps and learning disabilities.
2006-2007 Angus Councils Education department ' Hungry For Success' programme Healthy eating initiative.
2005- Angus Council Education department Homespun art & craft Residency
I have always been interested in creating and designing items since a young age, and still today I am constantly trying new techniques and learning new skills, so I can keep my designs fresh and exciting.
I also then teach my skills to all manner of ages and abilities which is a very rewarding experience and provides me with daily challenges.
Lastly promoting craft especially traditional techniques and methods is very important to me and to my work , being able to create a piece of jewellery or clothing from scratch is amazing ability especially in a society that is so used to mass produced items.