I am an artist based in the East of England, working in a range of materials including textiles, willow and ceramics.
I have been creating art and craft pieces for as long as I can remember, and have broadened my learning along the way. Learning basket making a few years ago opened up new opportunities to create three dimensional pieces. I have trained with Master Basketmakers in the west country, learning to master traditional techniques and to make willow coffins. Basketmaking is a craft that has been honed over thousands of years; the willow weaving techniques that we use now have been used for generations and links us back to much earlier times. I use these techniques in my work, but incorporate new materials and exploit the sculptural qualities of woven willow. I enjoy juxtaposing the contrasting textures of materials.