Exhibitions

2018
20th April-2nd June ‘HVA Big Art Showcase’ The New Maynard Gallery, Welwyn Garden City
20th June-4th August ‘Unique’ Solo Exhibition, Foyer Gallery at the Broadway Gallery, Letchworth


2017
‘A Winters Tale Exhibition’ The Upstairs Gallery Berkhamsted
‘Fungi’ Flower Shows
  • RHS Tatton Park Flower Show
  • RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
  • RHS Chatsworth Flower Show
  • The Harrogate Spring Flower Show
  • BBC Gardeners' World Live


2002
‘Lucy Sugden & Zoe Addams’ Letchworth Arts Centre, Letchworth


1999
‘Open Exhibition’ The Place, Letchworth


1998
‘Craft Show Case’ Letchworth Museum, Letchworth
 
‘Flights of Fancy’ The Place, Letchworth
 
‘Making Art Work’ Hitchin Museum, Hitchin


1997
‘Christmas Exhibition’ The Crescent Art Gallery, Scarbourgh


Publications
British Fibre Art Magazine


Awards
1995
Commendation Simon Jersey Tapestry Award


Collections
Private Collections


Education
1997
BA Hons in Constructed Textiles Middlesex University
1994
BTEC GNVQ Level 3 in Art and Design North Hertfordshire College
1994
ND in Design North Hertfordshire College


Workshops
1998-Present
Workshops for schools and groups
2004-2006
Tutor for adult disability art classes, North Hertfordshire College
2003-2006
Tutor Adult textile courses, North Hertfordshire College
2001-2004
Head of Education, Letchworth Arts Centre
1998-2001
After School Art Club Manager, The Place Letchworth Arts Centre



About

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.