I am a Practicing artist and a design teacher at a Grammar School in Penrith Cumbria,where I have taught for the last 10 years. Before this I taught Art and craft for 5 years in a local Playgroup, nursery and toddler group, working with children from 18 months - 4 years old and their parents. I have also worked in local primary schools assisting Artists in residence, on textiles and ceramic projects and in my current teaching post have run various projects using ICT and digital design projects with year 6 pupils.

In addition to my work with children I have also worked with a local artist on a photography project for the blind in my local library where they exhibited their work on tactile developing papers.

I attended Portsmouth College of Art and Design, before furthering my education in the midlands and finally settling in Cumbria.

Qualifications and training
• 2008 MA Contemporary Applied Art, The University of Cumbria
• 2000 PGCE, Design and Technology, University of Sunderland
• 1996 BA 20th Century Art, 20th Century American Politics and 17th Century Art, Open University
• 1979 Foundation Course, Portsmouth College of Art
Group exhibitions
• 2010 Cumbrian Artists Exhibition, Up Front Gallery, Hutton in the Forest, Penrith, Cumbria
Shortlisted for Commission at The Blue Coat School Oldham.
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