I started showing my work at the Camden Lock Market in London, England in 2003. A year later I emigrated to Toronto and spent many years exhibiting at One of a Kind, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Clay and Glass Gallery. I’ve also shown at the Canadian Opera Company and many local boutiques and galleries.
How did I get started?
I began playing around with wire in the late 90s. I was making wire sculptures using old techniques such as basket weaving. These would take forever to make, so I made bracelets to test out new weave patterns before I started on a larger piece. The bracelets took over.
I consider myself more of a fibre artist than a jeweller: I crotchet, knit and weave the wire. It’s an incredibly difficult material to use, but the results are rewarding. I love the rich colours and the way the wire reflects the light.