I grew up in Hartlepool and after taking a Foundation course at Cleveland College of Art and Design I moved to Carlisle. I completed a degree in Contemporary Applied Arts at Cumbria Institute of the Arts. During the course I was able to experience printed textiles, embroidered textiles, constructed textiles and ceramics. During my last year I specialised in embroidered textiles, creating images onto felt pieces. After finishing the degree in 2007 I moved to Derbyshire and also took some time out to travel. Although my travels were very inspiring, on returning, I came back to my original theme of bric-a-brac and vintage and began a new series of images. I have gradually developed a collection of my images as transfers onto ceramic jars and canvas bags. I still love felt and embroidery so incorporate some into my collection as decoration for the jars and as accessories. I am returning back to the North East to take part in Designers Marketplace, which will be my first show in the area!