A Little Introduction to my project page.
Below is a selection of projects
Please click on each image to give you more details about each project. (Links are currently being uploaded)
On Route To The Ocean
Fish Created for Nottingham Light Night 2016.
Created for and with Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy, where each student in the school created a wire poppy to become part of the installation
Exploring new techniques
Created with Tracey Parr and visitors to Larmer Tree festival
Recycled Plastic Garden
Recycled Tyre Garden
Winter Solstice 2014
Created for Ilkeston Light Switch on for Erewash festival of Lights
Created with and for Attenborough Nature Reserve.
This was a jewellery residency for ‘Excite, Inspire, Engage Erewash’, celebrating the hidden industrial landscape through the frivolity of jewellery. A heritage project based on the metal industries around Ilkeston, in particular Stanton ironworks, which was a huge foundry employing 12,000 people at it’s peak.
Future Field Poppies
Created for Rufford Craft Centre’s World War 1 exhibition
The Desert Island was created with Tracey Parr. The installation uses all sorts of other recycled materials and objects as well as recycled plastics, such as old umbrellas and a parasol for the Palm tree structures. The idea was originally conceived for Towersey Folk Festival and it then went on a mini tour arond Burton and to Holmsfirth Arts Trail.
Winter solstice 2013
Banners and Panels
Many of my 1 or 2 day workshops in schools lead to the creation of a banner or panels for the school to display. As it’s recycled plastic it’s very resilient and can also be displayed outdoors.
Insects and Flowers
Another alternative for schools is that each child creates their own individual piece that becomes part of an installation. Insects and flowers are popular, but any theme can be chosen; these are to go in the garden, but could be hung, created in to a mobile or you could even make themed bunting.
A Right Royal Extravaganza
The crown and garden party were created with year 2 students for an exhibition at Rufford Craft Centre celebrating The Queens Jubilee. They then returned to the school and formed a garden installation.
Costumes With NRSB
I worked with Nottingham Royal Society For the Blind using recycled plastic techniques to create costumes inspired by their visit to Nottingham Contemporary.
Reform 4 Revive
Re:form was an alternative shopping event developed for ‘Revive’ Empty Shops Project in Long Eaton; it’s was an alternative shop where people brought in their junk and recreated it with my help in to something new.
In fact this is how The Making House has accidently evolved, we get all sorts of people dropping off allsorts of stuff, it’s always greatfully received and we endeavour to turn it in to something new!
Gallery 37 was a project that I delivered in Newark, Oldham and Eastwood working with different groups of young people on a jewellery and empty shop projects.
Aberystwyth Way Markers
My first full sized residency back in 2006. I worked for a month with a day centre for adults with learning difficulties in Aberystwyth to create these large scale panels and the sea wave. I loved it! The centre was so welcoming, they even let me live in my van in the car park!
Still in Aberytwyth! After a fishing trip, we created a variety of sea animals bringing a wave of colour to the garden