profile

I was born and still live in Glasgow, UK, and studied ceramics at Glasgow School of Art (1993; Master of Design 1994), practising until 2005 as a professional ceramist and making domestic and decorative ware. During this time I exhibited widely, including solo exhibitions in Japan and South Korea, and received awards from the Crafts Council, British Council, Scottish Arts Council and Craft Pottery Trust.

 

When I decided to change medium I discovered that textiles presented me with a huge range of possibilities for expressing new ideas that I had not found when working with clay. I am currently developing and broadening these ideas, and looking at how to incorporate other materials, such as altered plastics, into the work.

 

studio in Glasgow
Studio building at Wasps Hanson Street Glasgow

Based at Wasps artists’ studios in Glasgow’s east end, I make one-off and limited edition textile animals. I set up my company, Nameless Wonders, in 2009, under which I make work for craft markets, online shops and private commissions. In late 2010 I began also making more sustained pieces of work for exhibition.