Born in 1969 to eccentric parents and growing up in a large Georgian property in rural Lincolnshire has informed my creativity and artistic practice. My work explores my childhood, background and it investigates my journey and struggles using objects which resonate with me, tea was drank from an early age… we always drank tea and so there was always a teabag stack growing by the kettle. Over the years drinking tea, and usually carrying a hot water bottle has been a great source of support throughout many situations, good, bad, hot or cold.
I work in a variety of media to explore the themes around my environment, childhood and memory. Immortalising things which have a resonance to me, I also explore the relationship between these objects and materials, combining materiality and assemblage to build a visual language within these connections. Having achieved a BA honours in glass and ceramics from Sunderland University, where I focused on glass blowing and architectural glass, I recently returned to study and during this time I had the privilege of working with some incredible people who gave me the opportunity to work in new ways, such as film.