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Industry Arts
Occupation Designer/Maker
Location United Kingdom
Introduction I create contemporary jewellery and textiles, making use of constructed fabric, buttons and other stuff too. And when I’m not doing that I’m probably yarnstorming, planning the next yarnstorming project or blogging about what I’ve seen, what I’m doing or what I’ve learnt.
Interests I love texture and colour - the way they capture your attention and make things more tactile and eye catching. They are important starting points for the items I choose to use in my work or in the fabrics that I construct and develop for use in my jewellery. It's interesting to start with one fabric and, through layering and collage, end up with something other. A lot of my work involves stitching and embellishment. I feel this gives my work a "must touch" element. My other pre-occupation is with buttons. As a child, I always loved to rummage through my Grandmother’s button tin. This fascination with fabulous buttons continues and now I try to incorporate them as often as possible in my work. I like the way old buttons bring a history with them and finding new uses for buttons as jewellery or decoration is a pleasure. I try to give my work a fun and funky edge that will appeal to all sorts of people.