I hold a degree in Printed Textiles from Loughborough University as well as a Masters in Textiles from Manchester Metropolitan University. My current research focuses on narratives and fragments of imagery, collage and print, associations surrounding themes such as environment, space and routine. Within these areas which underpin my practice I am interested in incorporating various traditional and none conventional textile and drawing techniques.
Image manipulation, repeat structures and pattern, are all pertinent and integral to my practice.
My outputs span from fashion and furnishing works to site-specific projects with collaborative and community based practice. Pedagogical research through engaging with live projects and the bringing together of visual disciplines, artists with students has recently become central to my working process which in turn enhances my research informed teaching.
• Design development & Textiles
• Print: Digital & Hand Rendered
• Drawing & Collage Exploration
• Interdisciplinary Collaborative Projects
• Programme Leader and Professional Tutor in Design
• Foundation Year, Visual Arts Leader
• Recruitment Officer
• Gwilt, A Sustainable fashion AVA books
• Liverpool Hope, Cabaret: interdisciplinary production involving various subjects and wider school workshop participation.
• Liverpool Hope, Design, Dance: Project Asylum.
• ‘Dislocation’ Collaboration, Victoria Wheeler, Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool
• G K Gallery, Salford, Exhibition: ‘Room’
I am a member of the FTC (Association of Fashion and Textile Courses) and an External Examiner at Salford University.