news for 2017

An Tobar, Tobermory, Mull - mini residency, workshop and commission

In June (3-11) I was back at An Tobar in Tobermory on a mini residency, gathering information on local wildlife for a commissioned piece of work. Lots of information to ponder over now for the commission, which will be finished by December this year.

Meanwhile, check out the Comar website to see what's on.

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair 2017

Happy to announce that I've been selected to participate in this year's Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair at the new venue of Upper Campfield Market Hall, just off Deansgate, Manchester. Looking forward to being part of it, and to seeing the new venue - it's a lovely Victorian sister building to the one that holds the Air and Space section of the Museum of Science and Industry. The event runs from 12-15 October, with a preview on 12th. For further details please visit the GNCCF website. This year is the 10th event, and GNCCF will be part of the Manchester Design Festival which runs from 11-22 October in over 50 locations in the city.

I'll be on stand 25 - please come and visit. There are some great makers participating!

Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen - Makers Market 2017

I'll be back at Oriel Myrddin Gallery for this year's Makers Market! Lovely to be invited back. The show runs from 28 October - 30 December.

Church Lane, Carmarthen SA31 1LH


Craft exhibition at Platform Gallery, Clitheroe 

I'm delighted to have been invited to show some of my small birds in an exhibition at the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe, Lancashire from 2 October - 6 January. The exhibition will be on the theme of folktales relating to the local landscape and heritage and especially to the Pendle Witches who lived nearby.

Station Road, Clitheroe BB7 2JT

Embroidery magazine

My work was featured in, and on the cover of, the July/August 2016 issue of Embroidery magazine, the magazine of the Embroiderers' Guild. I feel really privileged, and hugely surprised, to have been asked to appear in it, as it's such an excellent publication and one that has inspired me greatly.

Research and development projects 2016

With the absence of the Edinburgh West End Fair this year, I spent some much-needed time on research and development. Continuing on from the quite brief development projects in 2015, I was investigating how to manipulate waste materials and incorporate them into my work. It has come to a bit of a halt at the moment, what with other events to prepare for, but everything is still set out on my specially dedicated experiments table, awaiting any bit of spare time!

Crafts Council Directory

You can see my work and current projects in the fantastic Crafts Council Directory. It's a great resource for discovering the work of lots of wonderful makers and I'm looking forward to having a really good browse through it. My profile is here. Please do have a  look and follow me and like the profile - and other makers' too of course!

Etsy shop payment now by card or PayPal

My shop accepts payment by card as well as by Paypal. It also accepts Etsy gift cards, which are now available in £GBP and Euros as well as dollars.