Islander - Weaver - Writer - Artist
Home for me is Shetland, an archipelago 120 miles north of the most northern point of mainland Scotland.
My desire to make is ultimately about carrying through a sensation, vibration or essence of a place or object, into an artwork, piece of writing or handwoven fabric - to communicate the intangibility of personal experience.
Writing is one of the main ways I begin in developing new work and often my sketchbooks are filled with scribbled words and descriptions capturing a specific feeling triggered by landscape, building, texture or colour. In my blog, I’ve written most often about places in Shetland, aiming to give a personal account of what an area evokes or means for me.
My studio space at home, in an old crofthouse on the small island of Bressay, is where I write about island life, creative process and connection with nature, and also where I create handwoven fabric on my wooden floor loom.
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