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.
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.