graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1992, I have pursued a
parallel career in creating work for exhibition and commission and in
working as a tutor to various groups . My craft practice has evolved
through experimenting with materials and methods of making in which
hand work and craftsmanship provide both direction and context. Hand
skills are used though the work in a humorous commentary on social and
textile history within the contemporary gallery. My textile work
employs a variety of techniques and materials fusing traditional
textile skills and contemporary reinterpretation through photography
and digital manipulation.
a passion for making and working with people I have worked recently
on a variety of residencies in Britain and Australia making work for
exhibition and with communities. I am a keen blogger and tweeter and
have developed ways in which I can incorporate this in to my creative
practice through reporting and engaging a wider audience in my work .
In 2008 I received a Jerwood Contemporary Makers Award.