Throughout my degree I explored many themes and crossed the boundaries between Fine Art and Design, which subsequently led me into recieving my degree in Surface Pattern Design (Textiles for Interiors). The following work was produced as design work for my Final Major Project 2009.

Artists Statement

‘Creating the Covetable’

I am fascinated by objects which contain evidence of hand traditions, whilst embracing technology, simultaneously referencing the past, and future of craft; hybrid practices.

My practice and dissertation are concerned with the combination of old and new; traditional hand skill vs technology. My interests lie in digital textiles print and laser engraving, combined with traditional screen print, and hand manipulation, specifically American smocking.

I have always had a fascination with chairs, their beauty as objects, their history, and the way in which people interact with them. Recently I have become interested in the idea of the Victorian/Edwardian ‘sewing chair’. I love the cyclical element to this; that the chair has been crafted by hand for the owner to undertake his or her own craft projects within.

The wrought ironwork gallery at the V&A has inspired this collection. The hand formed metal provided an unlimited resource to draw on. I have been translating this aesthetic into a range of fabrics for the interior, combining my love of print, and the embellished, manipulated surface.

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