About Me

Weaver/Woven

I am a Textile artist, working primarily in felt when at Diva Design Studio, and in all sorts of media when studying for my Fine Art/Textile degree. I studied at Moray School Of Art in the North-East of Scotland.

My childhood was spent on a croft in Wester Ross, Scotland, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. This environment fascinated and enchanted me from an early age and continues to inspire me today. Further inspiration comes from my love of folklore, magic and the natural world and the emotions evoked by my interaction with these elements are incorporated into much of my work.

Home ground, Wester Ross
Currently I am developing my work with mending and darning, re-using and retrieving the old and discarded. I am very inspired by Boro darning and other Northern Japanese poverty textiles. I am also interested in the intertwining of textile with story: Text and Textile share the same root word ‘Texare’ which means ‘to weave’.
 I started a City and Guilds craft and design course in 2010 and thoroughly enjoyed expanding my horizons; this gave me a portfolio to apply for a place on the new degree course (the first year was 2012) in Fine Art/Textiles, which I finished in 2016.

C.V.

Born:
Wester Ross, Highlands, Scotland
Education:
2012 – 2016   BA (HONS) Fine Art / Textiles

2010 – 2012   City and Guilds certificate in Craft and Design
1980 – 1996   Education Otherwise: self-directed study
Group Exhibitions:
2017           Royal Scottish Academy: New Contemporaries  
 
2016          Moray School of Art: Degree Show
 
2012              Elgin Library: Expressions of Nature
2011               Elgin museum: Felt, Naturally
2009             Elgin museum: Once Felt, Never Forgotten
2007             Moray Art Centre: The Story Women Wove
Performances:
2009             Keith Kilt School: Moray Textile Project
2008             Forres Library Open Day: Spinning a Yarn
Community Projects:
2014              Craigellachie Primary School 200 years of the Telford Bridge
2012              Historic Scotland Illuminating the Cathedral
Teaching:
2008 – ongoing   Felting
2004 – ongoing   Spinning