welcome

Welcome to my website

I’m a maker who likes to use textiles in a non-textile way and non-textile materials in a textile way. My work is constantly evolving and I’m always drawn to trying something new. I love to experiment and invent new ways of applying a technique or material. I work fast and intuitively, which makes my work very free, but I can be meticulous when it comes to gaining control over a technique or material.

Lately I’ve been experimenting with (non-toxic) printmaking on paper, aiming to retain a connection with textiles and their tactile textures. For my older work I used printmaking techniques, but just for texture; the printed materials were cut up and reassembled into textural sculptural objects. This time I want to achieve lots of texture with just a piece of paper and some ink.

I want to find new ways of making a print and, as with my textile work, I like to do things differently, invent things. At the moment I’m working on a technique which I call ‘thread printing’, a combination of monoprint and expressive mark making, mimicking intricate textile textures. Another technique I’m developing is something that I call ‘collitho’, as it’s collagraphy, based on the principle that water and oil repel each other. But instead of the prints being the main artworks, they are made to make the printing plate itself gradually become a more and more interesting piece of textile art. But, although the prints are mostly a ‘by-product’, that doesn’t mean that they cannot be worth their while and be interesting, too.

There seems to be no end to the possibilities of contemporary printmaking, just anything goes, really, and it’s great fun to play and discover new things
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On this website you’ll find a selection of what I’ve made. For any questions you might have just leave me a note.