17.02.2017 - Crystalline constellations at Collect 2017

This new body of work, sponsored by Arts Council England, was presented at Collect at the Saatchi Gallery in February 2017. This animation shows how the colours change in response to UV light – click Read More

13.10.2016 - Reciprocal space

I’ve been working with the Leeds-based composer Dr Scott McLaughlin for a number of years, experimenting in our spare time. Thanks to The Knowledge Exchange, we’ve been able to spend some proper time together over the past Read More

13.10.2016 - Parallel Practices, forms of knowledge

A wonderful project with staff and students in the Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at King’s, generously sponsored by the Crafts Council and the King’s Cultural Institute. A video is here: http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/parallel-practices/ I’ll be Read More

06.03.2016 - Bow Arts project: working with glass at Manorfields School

Bow Arts invited me to work with a remarkable team of artists, curators and school children to create artworks in glass: they came to the studio in Deptford to sandblast tumblers and mirrors. In a second Read More

06.03.2016 - Critics’ Circle Visual Arts & Architecture Award

Have been invited to make the trophy for the Critics’ Circle this year – to be awarded on the 17th of March – very proud and looking forward to the event.

06.03.2016 - Parallel Practices, Residency at King’s College

Have just started a six-month Residency at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at King’s College in London. The project, sponsored by King’s Cultural Institute and the Crafts Council aims to encourage students to Read More

01.09.2015 - Catching the light: Moorfields Eye Hospital

Have been working with the BRC team at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the artists Jenny Walsh (who took this photo), Stephanie Herbert and Mandy Guttery to host a series of workshops to celebrate the UN Read More

01.09.2015 - Light and sound

Have just heard that the composer Dr Scott McLoughlin and I have been invited to perform at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival – we’ve been experimenting with ideas about composition and authorship, installing glass sculptures Read More

01.09.2015 - Pattern publication

Delighted to be part of this new book by the incredible team at Patternity – launch on 17th of September – more details here   http://www.londondesignfestival.com/events/patternity-festival-pattern

01.09.2015 - Shifting ground

Following an accident last year where I broke my ankle, I have been playing with illusions of depth, creating floor panels in collaboration with Dr Ophelia Deroy and Dr Merle Fairhust at the Institute of Philosophy Read More

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