I’ve always been creative. Playing with fabrics and other paraphernalia as a small child at mum’s feet, making all sorts of weird and wonderful things - textile, colour and texture always attracts me. Guess I’m a real textile junkie!
In 2007 I made a sea-change to the small island of Tasmania at the bottom of the world. This gave me the opportunity to explore the Artist Within and felt-making became my medium.
Making felt fits my philosophy of sustainability, hand-made, creativity and beauty. As I have changed my life to live more purposefully and slowly, so this medium fits my values.
An ancient and elementary craft that pre-dates any other method of making fabric, it's this simplicity and tactility that I find so appealing - like a connection to something very primal and ancient.
And to work in such a simple medium and create contemporary, relevant and beautiful works touches a simplicity which constantly beckons me. It’s a meditative process.
I'm always surprised and excited by what seems like magic when the alchemy of the felting process produces something so distinctively different than the sum of the parts – it’s surely a serendipitous act! The works really do take on a life of their own and speak their own language.
Fleece, fabrics and fibres are the mediums I use to create art for the body and soul. It is my hope that my efforts may bring both inspiration and joy'.
You can find my work in selected galleries and exhibitions around Tasmania, Australia.
Some of the awards and prizes I have been fortunate to have received can be seen by clicking here.