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My basketry work encompasses lighting for interiors, contemporary woven bags, and sculpture and installation projects. Geometry, balance and universal pattern all infuse into my work, as well as a desire to bring calming, natural texture into the home. I have been very inspired by Japanese aesthetics as well as Islamic art and find that woven surfaces allow so much exploration in pattern. Working with materials harvested and foraged from the land opens up a much more connected relationship for me with my craft. I love to explore the places where structured and precise meet wild and untamed.    
Alongside my practise I teach basketmaking, both to the public and as a therapeutic craft for young people with complex needs. I love to pass on this ancient skill to others and witness the healing potential of working with natural materials. 

I studied Fine Art Sculpture at the Cardiff School of Art and Design, and since then went on to gain a place on the Craft Council’s ‘Hothouse’ makers development programme. I have been fortunate to have learned from many skilled makers and artists, including working as an assistant to renowned installation artist Pipilotti Rist at Hauser and Wirth, Bruton. Recently I went to study Basketry at Westhope college and completed a City and Guilds level 2 qualification, producing samples, learning techniques in detail, and exploring many styles of working in willow and other weaving materials. My innovative final piece, a willow lampshade, was featured in Country Living’s ‘Modern Rustic’. 
 

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