I am a professional textile artist and designer craftsman specialising in textile pattern design and Ottoman style kaftans, jackets and decorative throws. I run my business from my garden studio in East Sussex.
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 also sculpt in felt and my figurative work is influenced by modern and contemporary dance and the emotive movement of the body.
I studied Embroidered Textiles BA Hons at Julia Caprara’s School of Textile Art and have since exhibited every year in London with Prism Art Textiles and the Society of Designer Craftsmen.