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.
International Felt Makers Association
Publications and interviews
Feltmatters – September 2015
Sussex Life – March 2017
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
Tunbridge Wells Artisans – 2018
T Wells Gallery. Tunbridge Wells – 2018
Felters Fling, Silver Bay New York USA – 2019