Graduating in 2004 with BA (hons) Embroidery (MMU), I continued to develop my interest in the material culture of craft studying MA Designer Maker (UAL) between 2011-2013. I was introduced to National Glass Centre (NGC) as part of a year long residency with Visual Arts in Rural Communities (VARC) and in 2015, I began an AHRC funded, practice based PhD at NGC (UoS) exploring ‘recrafting waste glass’.
An engagement with materials is central to my practice. With a background in contemporary embroidery I use ‘stitch’ in the broadest sense to create sculptural objects, architectural interventions and installations. The work is formed out of a playful, intuitive collaboration between maker and matter and through this non-verbal dialogue or haptic logic, the performance potential of the material emerges. Reusing materials destined for the landfill has become my own gentle activism and a way to acknowledge the value within all matter.