I originally trained in Textile Design & Print, then went on to do an MA in Fine Art: Printmaking at the Royal College of Art.
I have earned my living working in design & print, theatre design, & in Festival Arts, making jewelry & accessories. For most of my adult life I have also taught - since 2000 mainly on the BA Surface Design at the LCC, University of the Arts London. From 2015 on I will be teaching less in order to re-focus on my practice.
I have also been asked to write a book on Textile Screen Printing, which should be completed by the end of 2015.
Alongside this I have continued to create work that builds on my personal pre-occupations & concerns; ‘Fine-Art’ pieces that exploit the experience gained in my paid work, but attempt to go beyond the decorative &/or practical.
I am currently involved in an ongoing collaborative project between myself & artist / designer Esther Smith, titled ‘Corpus Cutis’.
Corpus: noun Anatomy - the main body or mass of a structure Cutis: noun Anatomy - the true skin or dermis
We have both spent our careers in textiles, theatre, costume & fashion. Our joint work exploits the traditions of surface design, pattern & its relationship to the way we use it to enhance our bodies, to explore ideas around ‘the skin of things’ and what lies underneath.
Superficiality, corruption & decay, but also strength & structure; the old eternal chestnuts of life and death, fertility, eternity.
We are in the process of creating a website but meanwhile please visit our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Corpus-Cutis/177048555697069
I will work to commission, both in terms of teaching, designing & making.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org