Graduating in 2004 with BA Hons Embroidery (MMU), I continued to develop my interest in the material culture of craft studying MA Designer Maker (UAL), which I completed in 2012. I am currently undertaking a programme of AHRC funded research Recrafting waste glass using a stitch-based methodology at National Glass Centre (UOS) .

An engagement with materials is central to my practice. I use stitch in the broadest sense of the word and make sculptural objects, architectural interventions and installations. The work is created out of a playful, intuitive collaboration between maker and matter and through this non-verbal dialogue or haptic logic, the performance potential of the material emerges.

Economy of means and material is an integral part of my making methodology and I search for something in an action rather than presenting a desired permanence. The larger installations I create occupy space in a provisional way, as temporary reorganisations of matter in spaces rather than monumental statements. At the other extreme, I give attention to diminutive, seemingly non-precious waste material. Reusing materials destined for the landfill has become my own gentle activism and a way to acknowledge the value within all matter.

Selected Group
•09.2017 Materiality, Holy Island/Lindesfarne, Northumberland
•09.2017 British Glass Biennale 2017, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge
•04.2017 Thoughtful Planet, The Thought Foundation, Birtley
•03.2017 Materiality, The Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick Upon Tweed
•04.2016 Reflections, The Haining, Selkirk
•04.2016 #workshopassemblageGallery, Knitting & Stitching Show, Edinburgh
•04.2016 IN View, Highgreen, Tarset
•03.2016 RBS Bursary Award Exhibition, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London
•11.2015 VARC in the CITY, Abject Gallery, Breeze Creatives, Newcastle upon Tyne
•09.2015 Glass StitchGallery, Knitting & Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London
•06.2015 Fresh Air Sculpture, The Quenington Sculpture Trust, Cirencester
•09.2012 MA Final Show, Camberwell College of Arts, London
•04.2012 Work in Progress Show, Hotel Elephant, London
•02.2012 The Sense of Order, LBi, London
•07.2011 Eleven, Lee Song Gallery, 798 Art District, Beijing, China
•04.2011 Installation with NS Denim, Harrods, London
•11.2010 Painted Virgin media cabinet with EC1 NDC, Whitecross Street, London
•06.2010 Grasp installation with Islington Exhibits, The Slaughtered Lamb, London
•05.2010 Installation New Manchester with one.69a, Islington Mill, Manchester
•07.2008 ‘random drift’, Et Cetera Gallery, London
•06.2008 Spool live art, OMSK, Cable Street Studios, London
•12.2007 The Curse of Me live art curated by Lee Campbell, Truman Brewery, London
•09.2007 Desire Lines public art installation Deptford X Festival, London
•12.2006 Tension painted traffic signal box, Brisbane, Australia
•05.2006 Ivory Street installation, Craft Queensland, Brisbane
•06.2005 Radical Embroidery, The Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane

Solo/other
•07.2017 Adorn Chandelier, Atrium, National Glass Centre
•07.2017 Recrafting Waste, Research Gallery, National Glass Centre
•09.2015 Playing with Process, The Gallery, Gateshead Library
•01.2015 Line, Space, Gravity & Encounter,The SHED Gallery, Haltwhistle
•10.2014 Object a day Window Collection,The National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford
•09.2014 warp: a year as artist in residency,The Queen's Hall, Hexham
•08.2014 warp, end of VARC residency show, Highgreen, Tarset exhibition catalogue
•07.2013 The Force of Things, The Other Gallery, London
•01.2010 Defunct m2 gallery, London

Awards/Residencies/Publications
•05.2017 New Glass Review 38, The Corning Museum of Glass
•09.2016 Crazy Paving: Masterclass with Richard Wentworth, North Lands Creative Glass, Caithness
•03.2016 Reflections: glass water, art, science. Residency, The Haining, Selkirk
•10.2015 AHRC funded Postgraduate Research Studentship “Recrafting waste glass from National Glass Centre: A collaboration between makers and matter” (UOS)
•08.2015 Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award
•08.2015 Arts Council Grant 'Glass Stitch' Knitting & Stitching Show
•2013/14 Artist in Residence VARC
•09.2012 UAL China Summer School Residency, Beijing
•05.2007 MacDonald Egan Award Bursary, Deptford X, London

Talks
•02.2016Guest Speaker, Artist Talk, The University of Sunderland
•02.2016Guest Speaker ‘Thinking Through Making Week’ Newcastle University
•10.2014Guest Lecturer MA Designer Maker, UAL, London
•03.2014 Guest Speaker Friends of the Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
•01.2014 Guest Lecturer & Tutor Contemporary Crafts Practice, Sussex Coast College, Sussex