I have taught crafts and horticulture for 22yrs in a wide range of settings from day centres for the elderly to adult education.
I teach rag rugging at many museums throughout Devon and Somerset providing workshops for adults and children. I also teach for the Workers Educational Association [W.E.A.] - rag rugging, horticulture and teacher training - throughout Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.
I have recently become a register workshop provider for DAISI [Devon Arts in School Initiative]
I am also a tutor for Open University Tutor for their Openings Programme. I am an Associate member of the College of Occupational Therapists, Member of the Institute of Horticulture and Association of Part Time Tutors [APTT]. I am a Felllow for the Institute of Learning [IfL].
- Future Tuition:
- Rag Rug Classes, Taw Valley Ventures
- How to Make a Rag Rug
- How to Make a Rag Rug View All
My inspiration for many of my designs comes from the landscape and skies in Devon but I also enjoy contrasting textures and colours which my medium offers endless possibilities. As a garden designer I use my understanding of shape, colour and texture to guide my designs and some folk have often commented that my designs are like gardens and flowers. Colour has always been very important to me and I love the way colours react to each other and blend.
I am a member of the North Devon Arts and Textile Forum South West. I have recently exhibited at Broomhill, Barnstaple, Okehampton Museum, The Plough, Torrington, and Beaford Arts Centre. I have been part of Art Trek and the North Devon Festival in from 2005 to present.
I will be at the Bovey Tracey Contemporary Craft Fair - 10thy -12th June in the Children's craft tent for 'drop-in' workshops.
I will also be working at Clovelly and the Old Post Office, Tintagel [National Trust for the first 2 weeks of May.
Visit my web site for all venues and classes I am providing for.