November 2013 upcycling and printing workshop – another lovely day with students and artists, looking forward to felt making in Januaryupcycling_n

July 2013 making mosaic way markers to be placed along the Brampton valley way with Carole Miles

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January – October 2012 taking part in Back to Books arts projects based on the Brampton Valley way involving walking, photography, drawing, writing and felt-making.

January – photography walk at Brixworth

January 28th felted vessel workshop (see blog)


November 2011 – New Vistas / Wider Horizons  – took part in this project organised by Back to Books, a Corby based, county wide voluntary arts organization which staged the first visual arts workshops throughout The Cube, as part of The Big Draw, a yearly nationwide initiative begun by the Campaign For Drawing.  We made drawings of the landscape from various windows inside the Corby Cube and transferred them onto old crockery to create a series of up-cycled cake stands – observational drawings, sculptural forms and recycling discarded domestic ware, brought together to mark the changing landscape and to hint at all the celebrations that will take place inside the Cube. We also used the drawings on a textiles workshop to make cushions to be displayed on the sofas in the Cube.

October 2010 – Rainforest Project as Creative Practitioner with artist Cathy Ebbels at Magdalen College School. Click on images to see full picture.

Winter/spring 2009/2010 INVISIBLE THREADS with artist Carole Miles & author Kathy Page
an arts project which looked at the fabric of women’s lives from an historical perspective. The group researched the period from 1800 to the present day, using family stories, personal memorabilia, photographs, online records and those kept in both local and national archives.

There was also Real & Imaginary Lives: an online writing workshop with Kathy Page.
There were exhibitions at Sudborough Green Lodge Cottages in Fermyn Woods and Leicester Art House of work produced in a series of workshops which included printmaking, textiles and felt making.

Summer 2009 – Creative practitioner at Magdalen college school, Brackley working on a project ‘The fragile earth‘ with artist Cathy Ebbels and the whole of year 7.

a mobile classroom was turned into an underwater world with reef, willow fish stuffed with plastic and cans (to get over the pollution message), jelly fish, starfish, octopus and anemones.

in the hall we set up a slice of Antarctica