Friday, 11 November 2011

The Blackpool Art Fair 2011

The Blackpool Art Fair is Grundy's biannual event that shines a spotlight onto some of the creative activity taking place across the Fylde coast, and a little further afield. They are attempting to create a small, vibrant community of creative in the gallery space; a place to cherish what might otherwise go unnoticed or undervalued.

As part of the fair, Grundy has invited Fylde residents and artists to exhibit one piece of their work in the gallery. I am honoured to be displaying one of my pieces in my home town as part of this wonderful fair. Blackpool has made me the artist i am today and The Grundy was the very first gallery i ever visited making this exhibition very special to me.

All the work displayed at the fair is for sale so if your looking for a one off piece you can take your pick of nearly 200 artists work.

Also happening on Saturday 19 November will be the Super Duper Fair, this year being held at Blackpool Winter Gardens and the switch on of Blackpool's christmas lights

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Contemporary Textiles Fair 2012

I have now secured my stand at the Contemporary Textiles Fair 2012  at the Landmark Arts Centre in London.  Mine is stand number 39 so come for a chat and see the developments in my work. 

The fair showcases more than 70 designer makers exhibiting and selling an extraordinary range of wearable and hangable art including embroidery, devore, weaving, handknits, quilting and much more.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Janome Memory Craft 350E!!!!!!

I am now the proud owner of the fantastic Memory Craft 350E machine my Janome who have loaned it to me for a year. I'm so made up by this as it has enabled me to further my work since leaving university and all the facilities there. I'd like to say a huge thank you to  Deborah Shepherd at Janome who revisited me at The Festival of Quilts after seeing my work at New Designers and enabled Janome to lend me such a vital machine to my work.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

To say a big thank you!

Id like to say a huge thank you to the amazing Christine Smith and Barbra Bertram who were kind enough to buy my work. You have no idea how much it meant to me, it has made my confidence in myself and my work grow about a billion percent and i don't think I've stopped smiling since!


The Festival of Quilts was amazing!

The response from the public to my show was amazing! It was such a different space to what i had at new designers and i was completely on my own so it was a little scary at first but after setting up my first solo exhibition space i felt co confident in myself. I had so much positive response from my fellow exhibitors and the diverse range of quilters who flocked to the festival which really gave me the drive to see how far i can push myself to go the distance.

As you can see i did a lot of work before the festival to show different ways my work can be used. My favourite is my big round poof! 

Thursday, 28 July 2011

The Festival of Quilts!

11th- 14th August
NEC (Birmingham)
10.00am to 5.30pm (closes 5.00pm Sunday)

From exhibiting at New Designers i was selected as one of only 10 graduate students from across the country to exhibit my work at The Graduate Showcase taking place within The Festival of Quilts! I'm really excited as i will be given 4 times the amount of space i had for new designers and I'm doing it independently with no help from my tutors. Fingers crossed i pull it out the bag!

For more information about The Festival of Quilts and to buy tickets to come and see me follow the link below............


I was one of the very luck few designers that were picked to exhibit at New Designers 2011 to represent Birmingham City University and i was sooooooooo excited! It was an amazing experience which i did not take for granted for one second. Speaking to different designers and visitors gave me so much and i had a little interest too!

My stand!.............

And you can find my portfolio on ARTS THREAD ..............