It is the process of making that inspires me most, particularly the combination of working with metals, fabric and threads. I enjoy the repetitive practice of stitch as a mark-making technique, combining pinching and gathering with clusters of tiny textural marks. Growth, decay and repair are my constant inspiration, and I see ideas in repeated structures, eroded surfaces and the cracks where surfaces have crumbled and worn.
I enjoy the honesty of natural materials, exploiting the structural qualities in linen, cottons and scrim with natural dying processes such as rust and burning. My passion for working in metal translates across into mixed media textiles pieces, where my fascination for the tiny scale demanded by jewellery-making means that iron, copper and silver elements appear regularly in my work.
I’m always drawn to weathered, irregular forms and the repetition of simple shapes, like clusters of barnacles and growth patterns of lichen. My textiles pieces suggest snippets of landscape and coastline without being figurative. My jewellery focuses in on delicate details, simple organic structures and clean lines.
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