“I’m an artist, designer and maker based in Lewes, East Sussex.
I am inspired by folk art from around the world and the incredible craftsmanship displayed in objects that people used daily. I am especially intrigued by items people made, either collectively or alone, for celebrations and rituals throughout the year. Folk art encourages me to try out all sorts of different ways of making. I particularly enjoy sewing, origami and pottery.
Toys are my other passion. From the dolls and animals of ancient Greece and Rome to the Galt toys from my childhood. I’m interested in how we represent ourselves and our world in toy form. The designer Alexander Girard once wrote “Toys represent a microcosm of man’s world and dreams. They exhibit fantasy, imagination, humour, and love.”