I am a Textile Designer and Artist currently based in Glasgow. I completed my degree in 2021 at the Edinburgh College of Art, achieving a First Class BA Honour’s in Textile Design.
My work aims to utilise various fabrics as a space for comfort and growth, in the context of the home. My practice is rooted in an awareness and consideration of the ethical impacts of the industry, and I thrive to work sustainably to produce pieces that leave no waste. Combining various techniques, my unique approach juxtaposes textures to create modern and distinctive pieces that are one off’s, hand crafted and made with care to last.
Portfolio and CV available on request.
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For price enquiries and commissioned work please contact me via email.
Awards and Achievements︎
Winner of the Colour In Design Award 2021.
Winner of The Incorporation of Bonnetmakers and Dyers of Edinburgh 2021.
Shortlisted for The Liberty Fabrics Studio Award 2021.
Two piece Instilliation featured at Denier Studio’s London store.
Craft Scotland Magazine, ’Creating the Future of Craft’︎view here
Ostrich Magazine feature︎view here
New Designers personal portfolio︎view here
New Designers ‘Colour In Design Award’ winner feature︎view here
Edinburgh College of Art Online Degree Show︎view here
Design Weans weekly takeover on Instagram (link to first post)︎view here
Cloth 21 Handcrafted Textiles Curated Selling Event that took place at Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh and online︎view here