I'll be exhibiting alongside Sophie Mack Smith (mosaics) and Tim Forster (photography) at Sophie's amazing home in Shotover. I will have a wide selection of smaller items (woolly lamps, clocks, kitchenware, etc.) on display, but will also be taking commissions for larger furniture pieces and personalised items. It will also be possible to view a couple of larger pieces that I have made for Sophie (including the farmhouse table in the picture above!). If you have an idea for something that you would like to have made, please come along and share it with me - if it's made from wood, I'll be delighted to talk it through with you and see if we can make a plan to have it made.
Originally from Galway in the west of Ireland, I came to Oxford in 2010 to join Oxfam, leading their work on climate change adaptation. Last year, after nearly 25 years working on environmental sustainability and international development, I decided it was time to turn my woodworking hobby into a full-time pursuit. I love trees, wood, and all types of woodworking, having made everything from pens to summerhouses. Artweeks this year will mark the next stage in my woodworking career as I launch my website and start making personalised items available to order online, as well as continuing to take commissions for larger pieces. The wood that I use is always from sustainable sources, and is reclaimed when possible and when appropriate for a particular piece. The yarns that I use in my woolly lamps are primarily from organic materials, recycled fabrics, or waste material from the textile industry.