I am a visual artist with experience of delivering education projects across the region. I have been involved in both short and long term residencies and commissions in schools. I have a proven commitment to working on creative projects. I am highly motivated, resourceful and work across a range of disciplines.
I offer workshops and residencies tailored to suit Primary Schools, Early Years settings and Community groups always enabling participants to feel supported, guided to be able to take risks and have fun.
Workshops that encourage cooperation and personal expression through investigation, research, design and construction.
I am a Level 3 trained Forest School Leader: And am inspired by the philosophy and reflective practice of the Pre-School Centres of Reggio Emilia, Italy and the Forest schools in Denmark and Sweden.
Whether working in collaboration or by myself I seek to work in a way that is about engaging with this sense of exploration and playfulness.
“The atelierista (artist) is an artisan, a lender of tools, a partner in a quest or journey. In this way you are a maker, but maybe more richly you are an enabler, someone who will attend to others in their creation, their development and their communication of knowledge.” (Vea Vecchi in The Hundred Languages of Children )
My workshop practise is hands on working with a wide range of accessible natural and recycled materials that support ideas and interests.
I use books, film and blogging as documentation.
As well as working on process based projects I work to commission and have made and am making numerous mosaic panels, painted murals and textile banners with schools and community settings and private clients.