1998    BA [Hons] Fine Art,  Middlesex University, London.

1989    Post Graduate in Textile Art,  Goldsmiths School of Art, London.



1994-present:Visiting lecturer for Universities and groups in UK and abroad.

1993-94  Part-time lecturer at Chelsea School of Art & Design, London.

1980-94  Part-time lecturer at North Hertfordshire College.


Memberships [selected]:

1993   The 62 Group of Textile Artists.        



2007    ACE National Touring program award for solo show ‘Sow:Sew’.

2006    University of Huddersfield funding to produce work for solo show.

2003    ACE funding for the ‘Through The Surface’ project on the International  Artist

            Fellowship Programme and by the University of Huddersfield.

2004    ACE funding for participating in the 11th International Triennial of

           Tapestry, Lodz in Poland.

2002    Funding for research/exhibition in Japan from Commissions East.

1997 & 98  Personal Development award from The Eastern Arts Board.

1997    Research trip to  Russia and Mongolia, partly funded by Eastern Arts.              

1993 & 89 Prize winner in the Hertfordshire Open Art Exhibition.



2008    Two week residency in Farfield Mill, Sedborough, Cumbria.

2006    One year residency at the University of Huddersfield exploring the relationship  

            between craft and industrial processes.

2003   ‘Through the Surface’ collaboration between UK & Japan. Mentoring 

            artist, exploring cultural difference through the creative process.

2000-03 ‘Felt Crossing Borders’. Exploring common aims and cultural   

            differences by four international felt makers.

1999-2000 Artist in Art School scheme at the University of Hertfordshire.

1999    Ethnographic felt collections in Tbilisi and Caucus mountains, Georgia.  

1996-97 ‘Year out’ traveling to Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and

            USA. Researching cultural associations of land, home and cloth.

1997    Ethnographic felt research trip to Denmark, Russia and Mongolia.



Public: Museum of Felt, France.  Embroiderers’ Guild of Victoria, Australia

            & UK. Herts County Art Collection. Nottingham Museum and Gallery.         

Private:UK, USA, Germany, Scandinavia, New Zealand, Australia and Japan.



2000    Private commission organised by the Craft Council.

2000    Microsoft Headquarters commissioned by Designers Unlimited.      

1999    Nokia in Peterborough commissioned by Designers Unlimited.

1999    Minerva House, Reading commissioned by Guardian Properties Ltd.

1995    Nant Mill Visitors Centre, Clywd. Funded by Arts Council of Wales.


Work featured in Publications:

2012    ‘Radical Thread’ 62 Group of Textile Artists

2013    ‘Cloth & Memory II’ exhibition catalogue. University for the Creative Arts.

2009    ‘Pattern, Colour and Form’ by Carolyn Genders.

2007    ‘Sow:Sew’ solo show catalogue. Including essay by Professor Lesley Millar.

2005    ‘Inspired to Stitch’ by Diana Springall . Published by A & C Black.

2005    ‘Revealed: Nottingham’s Contemporary Textiles’. Nottingham Museum.

2001    ‘Nomad:Nomos’. University of Hertfordshire publication. [Essay by artist].                         

1996    ‘Art Textiles of the World: GB’  Telos publication.

1991    ‘Appliqué’ by Juliet Bawden published by Mitchel Beazley.


Exhibitions [shortened]:

2019    ‘Construct’ Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley. The 62 Group of Textile Artists.

2017    ‘Open Stal’, Hawar studio, Oldeberkoop. Netherlands

2016    ‘Making Space’ Silk Museum, Macclesfield. The 62 Group of Textile Artists.

2014    ‘Ebb and Flow’ Gimsby Minster, Lincolnshire.  The 62 Group of Textile Artists

2013    ‘Cloth & Memory II’ Salts Mill, Saltaire. International artists responding to site.

            ‘Rendezvous Goldsmiths’ Ruthin Craft Centre, Denbighshire. Invited group


            ‘Small Talk’ Goldsmiths University of London, The 62 Group of Textile Artists

2012    ‘Package Tour’ Knit and Stitch Shows with The 62 Group of Textile Artists

            ’62 @ 50’ Holden Gallery, Manchester -The 62 Group of Textile Artists

            ‘Interventions’, Platt Hall, Manchester -  The 62 Group of Textile Artists

2011    ‘Bite-Size’ miniature textiles from Japan & UK. Daiwa Foundation, London

             and ‘Gallery Gallery’ Kyoto, Japan.

2010    'At A Tangent' Gallery Oldham. 62 Group Textile Artists.  

            ‘Travelling Lines’ solo show. Loft Gallery, Farfield Mill, Sedborough, Cumbria

            ‘Bending More Lines’ touring to Rijswijk Gallery, Holland and

             Collins Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland. 62 Group Textile Artists.

2009    ‘Bending Lines’ The Hubb, Sleaford, Lincolnshire  62 Group Textile Artists

2007-9 ‘Sow:Sew’ solo show touring: Gallery Oldham; Farfield Mill, Sedborough;       

             Gallery Darlington; John Innes Centre, Norwich; Bankfield Museum, Halifax;  

             Quay Arts, Newport. The Knitting and Stitch show.

2005   ‘ Reveal’, Nottingham Museum textile collection.

            ‘Encounter’, Zoology Museum, Cambridge. 62 group textile artists

            ‘Through The Surface’ National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan.

2004    Selected for the 11th International Triennial of Tapestry, Lodz, Poland.

            ‘Through the Surface’ collaborating textile artists from UK and Japan.

2003    ‘Felt Crossing Borders IV’, Bankfield Museum, Halifax.

2002    ‘Felt Crossing Borders III’, Art Life Mitsuhashi Gallery, Kyoto, Japan.

            ‘In Context’, Victorian & Albert Museum. 62 Group Textile artists.

2001    ‘Nomad:Nomos’, University of Hertfordshire. Solo show.

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