DESCRIBE YOUR APPROACH TO TEACHING
Through my teaching I hope to impart knowledge and skills to students enabling them to enjoy and be confident in their making.
WHAT WILL STUDENTS GAIN IF THEY COME ON ONE OF YOUR COURSES?
A good working knowledge of the materials and techniques required to enable skills in both the construction and design of a hand made book.
ARE THERE ANY PARTICULAR TECHNIQUES/PROCESSES YOU USE IN YOUR TEACHING?
I teach through demonstration, practical and discussion.
WHAT INSPIRES YOUR OWN WORK?
Place and process, scale and surface and natural forms. In 2003 I was artist in residence at West Dean. The research, inspiration and work I began then, in the grounds and surrounding landscape, is still influencing my work to date.
WHERE CAN STUDENTS SEE EXAMPLES OF YOUR WORK?
WHERE DID YOU GAIN YOUR TRAINING/EXPERIENCE? ( INCLUDE ANY QUALIFICATIONS)
I originally studied Graphic Design at Salisbury College of Art (1983-87) and worked in the industry for several years before returning to study Printmaking and Bookbinding at Croydon College of Art (1994-96) and then an MA in Bookarts at Camberwell College of Art (1997-98). I also have a City & Guilds stage 1 teaching qualification.
WHAT TEACHING EXPERIENCE HAVE YOU HAD?
I have been teaching since 1997. Starting as a teaching assistant at The Slade School of Fine Art then going on to teach part time at various colleges, Camberwell, Greenwich, and The Ruskin. I currently teach at The City Literary Institute in London.
IS YOUR WORK IN ANY PUBLIC OR PRIVATE COLLECTIONS?
Yes, it is in both private and public collections, Yale Centre for British Art, Tate Library, The Government Art Collection and The West Dean Collection of Limited Edition Works
HAVE YOU WRITTEN ANY BOOKS/HAD ARTICLES PUBLISHED?
An article ‘Paper Worlds’ in the 2010 The New Bookbinder. My work is included in ‘The Drawing Book’ by Sarah Simblet
DO YOU BELONG TO ANY PROFFESSIONAL GROUPS/SOCIETIES?
No, but I am a member of ‘FOLD’ a group of four artists who formed in 2002 working with a combined interest in print and book arts.