BIOGRAPHY

I studied Ceramics at the University of Westminster and have been working with clay for twenty years now. My first degree in photography and film led to an initial career as a freelance photographer. Several years of art centred around community cohesion has meant a legacy of public art commissions across the country.

Current exploration as an Artist Accelerator on Testbeds has led me to taking a multidiciplinary approach to my artist practice. 

Now also a practicing art psychotherapist I am interested exploring feeling and how this is embodied through art.




GRANTS AND AWARDS

 

2008 Licentiate           Society of Designer Craftsmen

2009 Grants for the Arts           Arts Council

2010 Startup Grant                   Business Link Bedfordshire

2010 Grants for the Arts           Arts Council

2012 Member              Society of Designer Craftsmen

2013 Artist Residency              Yusuf Islam Academy

2015 Best in Care award           Mihrab Project

2017 Heritage grant                 Amal

2017 Community grant            Church Urban Fund

2017 Grants for the Arts          Arts Council

2017 Community Art award     Peace Mural



CURRICULUM VITAE

2018-2019 Testbeds Artist Accelerator Programme

2016-2018 MA Art Therapy with commendation

2015-DTTLS Diploma in Teaching

2014 PTTLS Diploma in Teaching

2009 - Present Ceramic Artist, Photographer and Broadcaster

2003 - 2008 BA Hons Ceramics - Westminster University

2000 - 2003 Ceramics - intermediate & advanced - WAES

1999 - 2000 Ceramics - beginners course - BACES

1996 - MA in Womens' Studies - Westminster University

1990 - 1993 BA Hons Photography, film & Video - Westminster University