A professional lacemaker and designer, my MA work has combined, among other things, the continued exploration of this centuries-old craft with its contemporary realisation through a variety of media and techniques. Adopting metalwork, ceramics, 3D-printing and many other techniques and materials I created new possibilities for lace, including structural ceramics, concrete and furniture.
I am experienced in many other types of needlework and I am a passionate promoter of traditional crafts: my YouTube lacemaking channel where I share instructional videos has over 24,000 subscribers. I also manufacture lacemaking equipment and design lace patterns which I sell to a global customer base through my online shop.
I have expertise in traditional forms of visual communication, having studied with calligraphy masters in France and at Harvard University’s Houghton Library. I have completed many private commissions as well as commemorative work for universities and churches.
Achievements & Experience
MA Design (Distinction), UWE
BA Honours French & Spanish (1st), University of Southampton
> Graphic Design, Université Laval, Canada
> Calligraphy, Atelier Michel Derre, France
> Calligraphy, Beaux-Arts de Toulouse, France
> Illuminated Manuscripts, Harvard University, USA
WORK EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:
> Entrepreneur: lace design, lace-making product manufacture, website, blog,
online sales, YouTube channel
> Wedding Clerk: celebratory and commemorative documents for parish church
> Small Business Administration Manager: supplier management, marketing,
> Freelance Calligrapher: multiple projects for institutional and private clients
> Freelance Translator