This year i have been given the opportunity to take part in a live project for Stroud International Textiles Festival 2010 and produce work based on the collections held in the Museum in the Park in Stroud.
On my visit to the museum i studied the collections and found myself drawn to the antique kitchenware collection (unsupprisingly!!) I took interest in a box of old wooden and metal serving spoons, it captured me, and this is when i decided that my Live Project was going to be based around the idea of the humble spoon.
after all, noone ever pays it any attention!
These are just a few working samples, embroideries and images of what i've done so far.
I am a textile artist specialising in mixed media design with ceramics.
In my work I explore the everyday rituals and traditions that we are all so familiar with. I have an ongoing preoccupation with the ideas surrounding the family as well as woman's role within society and the home. This is a strong theme which runs through my work.
I have a particular fascination with the oppression of women through traditional textile techniques.
The themes of my work are also inspired by the materials I work with: found papers, fabrics and crockery.