I graduated from Middlesex University in 1997 with a degree in Constructed Textiles specialising in Woven Tapestry. My work uses traditional woven Tapestry techniques but I was interested in the visual effects of water and light reflection, I looked for an alternative material to weave with rather than traditional wool and cotton. I explored using monofilament and since then I have continued to work with the material. I enjoy the challenge of manipulating the fibre with the tapestry process to make sculptural pieces that play with light.
In 2006 I had my first child so my focus for the past 10 years has been on my young family. During this time, I continued to run some workshops but have only recently returned to weaving. I find that I still have lots to explore using monofilament as my weaving material of choice but have started to incorporate the use of wire to make my work more sculptural. My inspiration has always come from the beauty of nature and my new work continues to explore the natural form and pushing the limitations of the materials I’m using. I am also interested in displaying my work outside within the natural world, exploring the challenges this brings and playing with the effects of light.