Before moving to Swansea I had completed a HND in Design Crafts in Coleg Menai and was able to use and develop the skills learnt in the wood and metal workshops on my new course. Prior to my HND I also gained qualifications in creative textiles and embroidery. My work incorporates a variety of disciplines and techniques that I’ve learnt over the years to create textile art pieces, accessories and cards. My inspirations currently come from photographs I take of the local landscape – the colours of the hills and fields and the textures and coarseness of the beach. I photograph the way the weather changes the views, bright and dark, wild and calm.
As well as creating my textiles I work as a free-lance tutor and assistant artist for locally based national charities, such as Stroke Association, council arts services and community based social enterprises and residential homes, working with adults and children. I also run private solo textile workshops for adults and in collaboration with other artists.