four years at art college, my early career was spent in the wholesale fashion
industry designing and pattern cutting and then lecturing in an art college.
Buying a second hand knitting machine started my love for creating individual garments for children and then working as a designer for a knitwear company. Some years later I developed a small business designing and printing specialist t shirts and tracksuits which I sold at horse shows, as well as to shops in Kent.
My life and career changed when we moved as a family to Somerset, however my love of design and creating things never left me and after attending a beading course in Bristol it set me off on another path of making jewellery, learning silversmithing and exploring the Japanese craft of Temari.
Colour from the natural world is an inspiration for my work. I enjoy looking closely at the colours of animals, birds, plants, autumn leaves, the beach, seaweed, sand glass! It’s amazing where it all takes me -usually to buying all sorts of threads, beads, fabric and wires that I don’t need immediately but which I believe will always come in handy!
It’s a lot of fun to see what can be created with very few materials and it can be addictive! I’m always searching out new ideas and ways of working which I love to share with others in a relaxed and informal way.
I look forward to seeing you on a workshop sometime.