MASTERCLASS ARTIST TUTOR
My career centres on embroidery and textiles, both practical and academic and my core skills were developed over twenty years as a costumier for theatre and film.
Over the last twenty years I have built expertise in two further areas: development work and fine art embroidery. I have extensive experience of rural and refugee development projects for women, particularly in the area of handicrafts and costume in Nepal, Tibet, Myanmar, Turkey and India.
For the last ten years I have been designing and developing toys, dolls and other handicrafts for a Tibetan income generation project in China. I have worked on Wellcome Trust funded art projects on art and health with women in the slums of Mumbai and in rural Mexico.
My work in the region is the inspiration for my embroidered textile pieces, which draw on issues of iconography, identity, gender and Asian art.