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About

‘Awaken your spirit to adventure; Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk.’ John O'Donohue

Moving from Edinburgh to the remote north west coast of Scotland two years ago has impacted my design work remarkably. Living on the side of a loch surrounded by the most dramatic scenery has inspired me to work in a bolder, more instinctive manner. Daily life here is greatly affected by the weather; something that can change considerably in a very short time. In addition people visiting have shared their desire for escape, adventure and simplicity. This year I have channelled this sense of the unexpected to take more risks with colour, materials and new technology to design knitted fabrics for interiors that embrace the spirit of surprise and spontaneity.

EDUCATION

BA (Hons), Glasgow School of Art, 2014 - 2018

Foundation Year, Leith School of Art, 2013/14

6 week placement, Centre for Advanced Textiles, Glasgow, 2015

BA Consumer Studies, Queen Margaret University 1990

AWARDS

Winner in the Interior Decoration Category of 'Designed for Business 2018' awarded by The Society of British and International Design

TexSelect 2018: Short listed for the Texselect Interiors Prize Highly commended for The Woolmark Company Texselect Award

Commendation awarded by Bridge of Weir Leather Company for "The Leather Project: Rework, Reinvent, Regenerate," 2015

Art Spoon Prize from Leith School of Art, 2014

Foundation Diploma Art and Design passed with Distinction, Leith School of Art, 2014