Artist's statement

I'm a textile artist who designs unique animal characters in cloth and paper clay. I also design and create embroidery designs.
I never repeat the same piece twice,  but I do create patterns for some of my pieces so that other people can create their own interpretation.  I feel it's vital to encourage people to be creative, and try to support this process whenever possible.
Nature and the environment is really important to me, so I try to ensure that I recycle and re-use  extensively. I avoid using  art/craft products which are chemical/petroleum based,  or may be harmful to the environment. Natural is always best  as far as I'm concerned. The packaging I use is also recycled whenever possible.