I developed a passion for textiles whilst attending my art and design foundation course and went on to start a degree in textiles & ceramics, with a particular interest in printed textiles. However, I changed direction and went on to study photography.
My passion for textiles and print were reignited in 2014 when I started a City & Guilds Level Two course in Machine Embroidery and attended a screen printing evening course. In due course I left my role at Intel and relocated back to the UK with the goal of developing a freelance career in the arts.
I started to work as a textiles upcycling tutor and developed my own small product range. In 2017 I joined Collect Scotland and designed a collection which went to Premiere Vision in Paris and then went on to attend an evening course at Cardonald College and completed an advance higher in Surface Decoration.
My own practice has developed through being part of the Aural Textiles research project which began in 2017 - I created a range of experimental samples and a 3 metre printed panel for the final exhibition. This allowed me to develop my technical screen printing expertise and was a fantastic learning experience. The project has moved into it's second phase now and I am collaborating with both a ceramicist and painter which is feeding into the development of my own practice.
I hope to eventually combine my passion for photography with printed textiles by printing large scale fabric panels.