I will be opening my studio in Wallingford, alongside other Ayres House artists. My work is primarily textile based, but I also experiment with printmaking processes, such as lino and drypoint. The majority of my work is woven, experimenting with different colours and textures to create wall hangings, cushions and tactile artworks.
My work explores colour, shape and pattern through a range of different media. Taking inspiration for my surroundings, I experiment predominantly with weave and print processes to create textural details. I'm particularly interested in the process of experimenting, exploring the limitations of materials to allow ideas and outcomes to develop organically. I first learnt to weave while studying textiles at college, but then let it take a back seat while I focused on a career as an Art teacher. Having now revived my love for all things fibre and fabric, I now focus on creating wall hangings, cushions and tactile artworks, as well as occasionally playing around with embroidery and print. My woven pieces are created on a frame loom, using structure, pattern and shapes to create a sense of balance. A lot of my inspiration for colours and textures comes from nature and my surroundings, but I also enjoy working with bolder colours and more abstracted patterns.