I use making to ask critical questions, generating new understanding and adding meaning through craft. Investigating processes and concepts through making: I ask what we make, how we make it, and why that matters.
I embrace interdisciplinarity, using found objects and materials like fired ceramics, wood, and textiles. Through my artefacts I examine ideas like pace, repetition, and playfulness. Since 2013 I’ve focused on repair within multiple disciplines, and as independent practice, including completing a practice-based PhD (Repair-Making: Craft, Narratives, Activism). As 2018/19 Victoria and Albert Museum Artist in Residence, I examined the relationship of repair to conservation through artefacts, a publication and exhibition.
Alongside my studio practice, I curate, give talks and workshops, and write. I am represented by Ruup & Form.
Practice commissions include A Jumper to Lend (2014) (Textile Toolbox touring exhibition), Sides to Middle (Nature of Mending, 2016, Bridport Arts Centre). My writing is published in Ephemera Journal (2019), A Narrative of Progress: The Camberwell ILEA Collection (2018) and The Department of Repair (2015) catalogues.
My work has been acquired by the V&A and the Camberwell ILEA Collection. MEND MORE Jumper (2015) is on loan to the V&A until 2021. A solo exhibition of my work at the National Centre for Craft and Design (2019) was curated by Lesley Farrell.
Selected exhibitions: Collect2020 with Ruup & Form, Somerset House, 27th February - 1st March 2020 Repair-Making and the Museum, V&A Museum, 15th - 22nd September 2019 Fashioned from Nature, Natural History Museum of Denmark, 13th April 2019 - 1st September 2019 Propositional Practice (solo exhibition), National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford, 23rd March 2019 - 19th May 2019 Fashioned from Nature, Victoria and Albert Museum, 21st April 2018 - 19th January 2019 A Narrative of Progress: The Camberwell ILEA Collection, Camberwell Space, 18th Sept - 27th Oct 2018 Creekside Open 2017 (selected by Jordan Baseman), APT Gallery, Deptford, 4th - 28th May 2017 Making Circles, Circular Transitions, Chelsea College of Art, 23 - 24th November 2016 Experiencing Change / Changing Experience, ONCA Gallery, Brighton, 27th July - 5th August 2016 …by a thread…, Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley, 19th April – 19th June 2016 Mending Revealed, Bridport Arts Centre, 5th March – 16th April 2016 Re- reanimate, repair, meld and mend, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, 10th October – 14th November 2015 creo collective with Matter of Stuff, The Hospital Club, London Design Festival 2015 PLATE (Product Lifetimes And The Environment) Exhibition, Nottingham Trent University, 17-19th June 2015 The Department of Repair, Camberwell Space (co-curating and exhibiting), 12th January – 20th February 2015 Knit 1, Mend 1, Keep 1, Change 1, Walford Mill Crafts, Dorset, 17th January - 1st March 2015 Textile Toolbox, pop-up 13th November 2014, online at http://textiletoolbox.com/ : travelling exhibition ongoing Springboard, The Cookhouse, London, November 2014 creo collective present creo creates at the Design Junction, London Design Festival (co-curated and exhibited) 16th-21st September 2014 Cambridge Sustainability Residency exhibition, Norfolk Street Gallery, Cambridge, April 2014 Process Practice Play, Triangle Space, London, March 2014 Fashioned, London Fashion Week at Crafts Central, London, January 2014 creo collective present Material Matters at Interiors 2104 (co-curated and exhibited) Birmingham NEC, January 2014 creo collective present Material Times at the London Design Festival (co-curated and exhibited) 17th-22nd September 2013 The Geometrics : Volume 1, Kingsgate Gallery, West Hampstead, 19th April – 5th May 2013 DEW Line, Sustainability in Art residency exhibition, 13th-19th May 2013, Cambridge Getting Making, co-curating, The Bear at Camberwell, 23rd-25th May 2013 We Weave loom, Camberwell College of Arts, London, January 2013 Mended (co-curated and exhibited) The Library, Camberwell, July 2012 Wondersite, Japanese Embassy, Green Park, London May- June 2012, Blue Necklace, Hotel Elephant Gallery, Elephant and Castle, London, April 2012 Selected residencies, talks and other: In conversation with Eva Fernandez Martos, Collect2020 Getting Making: Understanding Making, Understanding Ourselves (talk) British Council, July 2019 Maker in Residence, Victoria and Albert Museum, October 2018 - July 2019 Unlearning / Remaking / Disobedience: Actively researching repair (Sculpture Lecture Series) Camberwell College of Arts, June 2016 Sides to Middle (artists talk) Bridport Arts Centre, March 2016 Cambridge Sustainability Residency 2014 MA Stars 2013 Cambridge Sustainability Residency 2013 Tokyo Wondersite 2012