Since discovering this art form in 2004, her passion for creating mosaics is unrelenting. Actively researching ideas and sketching designs, she gathers retro crockery, stained glass and ceramic tiles combining them for her latest creation.
She thrives on escaping to her garden studio and losing herself in the process of assembling a picture using thousands of tiny pieces…bringing together a feast of colour, texture, pattern and form.
Over the years familiar themes have inspired her designs, from folk art, to artists such as Hundertwasser, Rex Ray Mary Blair, and from retro patterns found on textiles and ceramics, and of course, nature.
She undertakes commissions ranging from bespoke art pieces, to large scale public installations, as well as a range of jewellery, and framed prints of her originals.
As a fully qualified teacher she loves to pass on her knowledge and skills. She currently runs courses at The Textile Workshop in Sherwood through The WEA. She has also led workshops for the WI, Framework, community allotments and school inset days, to name a few.
Look out for her weekend workshops!
A recent addition to her studio is a kiln, which means she is enjoying creating unique ceramic forms as an additional element to her work.
She is a member of BAMM (British Association of Modern Mosaics) which promotes excellence in contemporary mosaic art.