Having finished my studies at Hokkaido Agricultural and Horticultural College at Sapporo, Japan, I moved to the U.K. to further my studies at The Royal Horticultural Society at Wisley.
From the U.K. I went to the U.S.A. for a year, studying at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania.
In 1999 I returned to the U.K. to work in a large private garden. I then enrolled at Leeds Metropolitan University from where I graduated in 2003 with a BA hons in Art and Garden Design.
ABOUT MY ART
Nature is both my inspiration and my source of material, which is provided in abundance from my garden and allotment. There are no added colours, everything is simply dried then woven, stitched or tied.
To me shadows are an important dimension to my work and as the light changes or the point of view is moved, so the shadows will create a new perspective.
Because the materials I use are un-dyed the colours may alter with time adding another layer of interest.PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM, LONDON.
LOEWE FOUNDATION, MADRID.
LOEWE CRAFT PRIZE 2019, SPECIAL MENTION.
SEP/OCT 2019 CRAFTS MAGAZINE No.280
OCT 2014 ELLE DECORATION No.266
AUG 2008 CRAFT ARTS INTERNATIONAL No.73
AUTUMN 2006 MODERN CARPET & TEXTILES
JUL/AUG 2006 CRAFTS MAGAZINE No.201
JUN/AUG 2006 FIBERARTS MAGAZINE SUMMER 2006 VOL.33
MAY/ JUN 2005 CRAFTS MAGAZINE No.194