After a career as an architect and in architectural education, I revisited my early interest in textiles by completing an HNC in Contemporary Constructed Textiles at Bradford College. I found that, although the medium and scale of design work is different, the concepts that had interested me in architectural design, began to resurface as I became more knowledgeable and skilful as a
My woven work explores light and space, sometimes real space, sometimes optical illusion, and is usually for interior decoration or soft furnishing. I use materials that are mostly natural – wool, linen, paper, silk, occasionally combined with light reflecting fibre and metallic yarn.
I am a Licentiate member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and exhibited in 2016 Institute of Contemporary Art’s Mall Gallery in London. This woven work, consisting of screens, a stool and interior fabric explored the significance of light and more importantly, shade, in the Japanese house.