Throughout my childhood I was always making. However as soon as I made my first willow basket, I knew I had to make more. An introduction to textile basketry and the suggestion to try some different materials took my making in a new direction. Working with fine flexible materials, with the use of a few simple tools, I sit on the edge of basketry and textiles, drawing skills from both areas: adapting techniques, exploring and experimenting. Most of my textile basketry work uses the technique of twining. Twining is very accessible; it doesn’t need a lot of space, expensive equipment, or even materials. You just need a lot of patience and time, as twining is slow.
Significant Figures: remembrance through making. Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester.
Willow to Wire, Horsham Museum & Art Gallery
Basketry – Function & Ornament. Ruthin Craft Centre.
MADE: folding, bending, weaving, twisting. Qube Gallery, Oswestry.
Summer Show 2016: Weave, The Makers Guild in Wales, Craft in the Bay
Inspire: Winter Selling Exhibition, Walford Mill Crafts, Wimbourne, Dorset
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