Tuesday, 20 December 2011

La Porte Peinte: The White Show

A few of my animals have been on show in La Porte Peinte, a gallery in Burgundy, since December last year in the The White Show. It's lovely to get a glimpse of them in this video by Gabriel Leigh and also see the gallery and the other work on show there at the moment.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Featured in Embroidery magazine

Hairy Bear has got a mention in the current edition of Embroidery magazine, in the graduate showcase section. It's great to be featured as it's a magazine I always enjoy looking at for ideas and inspiration.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park


My collection is now on sale in the exhibition shop of Yorkshire Sculpture Park, as part of the graduate showcase MADE 2011. They will be there until 26th February 2012 and hopefully some of them will find some new homes by then. YSP is also hosting an exhibition of Donna Wilson's textiles so I am looking forward to going to visit soon.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Some New Folk

Some new needle-felts have been taking a dip and now hanging 
out in my kitchen to dry.
Looking forward to packing the gang up soon to send them off to Yorkshire.
More pics to come...

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Featured Artist

Following my shopping trip on the World of Wool website I am now the Featured Artist for October. It should be a good way introduce a few more people to my work. You can see my profile here: World of Wool - Featured Artist

Wednesday, 24 August 2011


I've been stocking up on new materials and got some lovely wool tops from World of Wool. Lots of natural colours and different breeds to try, I particularly liked the Oatmeal colour Blue Faced Leicester, and the Grey Norwegian. Also got myself some different gauge needles to experiment with. Can't wait to make some new work with them.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

The Art of Childsplay

My collection is currently on display in the main gallery of New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, in an exhibition called The Art of Childsplay.

"This show investigates the work of contemporary artists and makers who create pieces which show ‘playfulness’ or have a ‘childlike’ quality. All the exhibitors are inspired by play, respond to children’s stories, refer to childhood memories or make work with children in mind. The exhibition will present a stimulating world for all to enjoy."

The other work on show includes a range of Donna Wilson's knitted creatures, and Samantha Bryan's wonderful Victorian gadgetry inspired Fairies.

Here are some photos of my work in the exhibition...

Thursday, 14 July 2011


Just in the middle of making a new wolf....

Tomorrow I'll give him a dye to make him a lovely shade of grey.
Updates soon!

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Exciting things to come!

The Bath Spa University stand had a very exciting and successful time at New Designers, London. Well done to Hettie who won the Graham and Brown Prize - amazing!

The needle-felted characters had a great time as well...one was sold, others commissioned, and some fantastic invitations to upcoming exhibitions (more news of these to come)

I have been featured in a website which is a companion website for the book Visual Research Methods in Fashion by Julia Gaimster. Some images of my drawing and finished sculptures can be found in Chapter 4 of the Image Gallery. Here is the link: Visual Research Methods in Fashion

Saturday, 25 June 2011

New Designers

Next week I am taking my collection of needle-felted characters to New Designers, London with Bath Spa University. You can now view my portfolio on Artsthread as well.

Friday, 17 June 2011

The Show

The Bath Spa Degree Show is over now but here are some images of my space. It was exciting and really rewarding to exhibit the work that has developed over the last three years of my degree. Thanks to everyone who visited, and for all the positive and useful comments I received! The needle-felted gang are off to New Designers next...hope to see you there.

(Thanks to my Uncle for the first two of these images!)

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Textile Design at Bath Spa Degree Show

Bath Spa Degree Show is opening this Friday...

Come and see the Textile Design department on the top floor!

Friday, 6 May 2011

Degree Show Preparation

The final pieces for my Degree Show are coming together now. My space will show a collection of these needle-felted characters, all painted or embroidered. I'm now spending my time doing final touches and considering the presentation of them. Excited to see the final results!

Friday, 25 March 2011

Felt Sculptures

Here are some pics of the felt sculptures I'm working on at the moment... I've had a go at applying some ceramics to the felt. I like the plaster the best and it gives me the chance to draw and paint on to the little sculptures. Also starting to consider the presentation of them, glass containers might be the way to go!

Friday, 18 March 2011

Owl and Friends

I've also been having a try at needle felting to create my characters. I like the idea of incasing them in glass so I'm going to look in to taxidermy and play on this...

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Meet Cat...

Machine embroidered and embellished on to felt

Lion in progress...

This is the beginning of my new project. The felt vessels have turned upside down! Its still a bit of a mystery what to do with him now as he is hollow at the moment. He could be filled or I might try giving him a base so it stands on its own. More characters to come...

Friday, 11 March 2011

Catch up!

I've got a little bit behind with my posting so here's a catch up of the work I made to resolve my experiments with vessels...

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Exhibition Starts Today!

My work is now on display at 7 Lower Borough Walls, Bath.
Wednesday 19th - Friday 28th January. Come and take a look...

Saturday, 15 January 2011


Some drawing I produced at the start of my current project, which has led on to my textile pieces...