Since 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.
    With 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.