About

I am a professional textile artist and designer craftsman specialising in Felt sculptures,mixed textile art and Ottoman design.

 

I was very fortunate to spend my childhood in Africa and Turkey and my passion for Turkish and Ottoman design began when my father was posted to Istanbul for several years and I can clearly remember walking through the Topkapi Palace and marvelling at its amazing opulence and colourful treasures.

Cultural textiles and ceramics have always attracted me – they are usually very colourful, echoing the culture and environment and have a spontaneous quality; their patterns are full of memory and metaphor and link us to a mutual past. I have studied Ottoman costume and design and create patterns to be used to print textiles, wall art and other products.

Contemporary and Modern dance inform the shapes and movement of the felt sculptures, and figurative shapes are a feature of my textile art.

Fourteen years ago I studied for a BA Hons in Embroidered Textiles at Julia Caprara’s School of Textile Art and I have since exhibited every year in London with Prism Art Textiles and the Society of Designer Craftsmen.

I have taught Textiles Design and Technology at secondary school and now work full time as an artist.

Membership

Prism Art Textiles

The Society of Designer Craftsmen – MSDC

International Felt Makers Association

Publications and interviews

Textileartist.org

Feltmatters – September 2015

Sussex Life – March 2017

Exhibitions

Prism Mall Galleries, London 2008 – 2014

Prism Hoxton Arches Gallery, London 2015 – 2019

Prism Hiscox Centre, London 2016

Society of Designer Craftsmen, Mall Galleries London 2009 – 2013

Pure Arts 2013

Crowborough Arts Open Studios 2014 – 2017

Galleries

Tunbridge Wells Artisans – 2018

T Wells Gallery. Tunbridge Wells – 2018

Workshops

Felters Fling, Silver Bay New York USA – 2019