Series of 8 ceramics workshops for individuals with dementia- Merton: September to October
Mixed media work for 10yr olds - Open Door Berkhamsted 15th August 2-4pm. £15. Book your place - email email@example.com
Parents and Toddlers Arts & Crafts - Open Door Berkhamsted Wednesday 17th July.
Basket Weaving demonstration - Open Door Gallery Berkhamstead Saturday 22nd June. (CANCELLED)
Group Photography Show - Faces and Places: Open Door Gallery, Berkhamstead (2019)
Solo Show - 20 Scarves (Homage to Hokusai): Open Door Gallery, Berkhamstead (2018)
Collaboration with Tina Perchard (Textile Artist) Juxtapositions: Apthorp Gallery, Radlett Centre (2012)
Solo Show - Natural Perspectives: Apthorp Gallery, Radlett Centre (2005)
Group Show - Outdoor Habitats: Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture (2003)
I am pleased to announce that I have just set up my new studio in Harpenden - Studio Athene. I am so excited to be back working on my own projects, though I continue to combine this with regular teaching in mainstream education. I hope to run workshops once I am established. I will let you all know when these will start so you can book your place - e.g. abstract textured acrylics, 2d mixed media canvases, silk painting or basket weaving. I also run evening creative parties if you fancy getting together with some friends to make art together over a glass of wine or two! Workshops tailored to your interests can also be organised.
MA Art & Design in Education: Institute of Education, UCL (2018)
Specialist Teacher (SpLD Dyslexia: 2012)
Qualified Teacher Status (2005)
BA Hons History of Art & Architecture: Middlesex University (2003)
Foundation in Art & Design: Buckinghamshire College of Higher Education (1986)
I am primarily an artist in education, promoting creativity, inclusion and wellbeing in the classroom and beyond. I work with diverse groups of all ages and abilities and delivery workshops in a range of media including ceramics. Projects undertaken include working with adolescents with severe mental health issues at the Maudsley Hospital; working with young carers, individuals with dementia and learning difficulties. My own work is inspired by journeys, experiences and moments in time. I work in a range of media and enjoy mixing these, exploring the potential of materials and experiment with various processes and techniques. I use photography not only as a means to record 'beautiful' moments but also as stimulus for work. This at times suggests aspects of sensory experience, embodying the recall of a sensation. I am drawn to the act of making as a process which is never complete - whatever emerges from this process is but a fragment of time, a moment in a creative journey. Much of my work is experimental, often reflecting aspects of memories created as I physically move through both manmade and natural spaces, handle objects or witness events and scenes which capture my imagination in one way or another.