My interests lie in working with natural forms, found materials and on projects with an ecological message. My work includes pieces made from glass, metal, wood, textiles and natural materials like shells, bones and plants.Recent work for the Mersey Gateway Environmental Trust includes a glass piece based on magnified Diatoms (microalgae). I have developed artwork that provokes discussion acting as a catalyst for engagement with different groups, so assisting in how the trust communicates the work that it does to a wider audience.
Some of my pieces are suitable for use by interior designers in commercial spaces: restaurants, cafés, bars, reception areas, public spaces etc. They can be produced on a larger scale and can be used as room dividers, wall or ceiling hangings, window displays etc. Please contact me to discuss the examples in the portfolio or new design concepts for a specific space.
I can deliver and manage workshops/projects in a community-based setting. My work includes projects with themes that use accessing urban nature as a means to improve the health & wellbeing of participants and the wider community.
I lectured in fashion/textiles/design in FE colleges and for women’s income generation projects in West Africa.
I was head of department for creative subjects at Trafford College for 12 years, followed by interim posts for Grimsby Institute and Scarborough College of Art.