I work in the community in four main capacities: Social engagement, faith retreats, print workshops / art retreats and my job at Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre, working with adults with disabilities.  I love working with other people, enabling them to be creative and to express their own ideas and feelings. Art processes are such a vital way of communicating, of offering wellbeing and of giving people a voice. Please contact me via the email on the about page for further details.

the mustard tree 2017
the mustard tree 2017

Made and with their own design elements by the various user groups at SHINE community charity Bradford. Mosaic, textiles and stained glass panels. Over all design the artist.

prayer weaving 2010
prayer weaving 2010

Touchstone Activity encouraging weaving peace in our world.

flock 2016
flock 2016

Made with SHINE Community Charity Bradford. Each person was given the opportunity to make a bird to represent themselves

flock 2016
flock 2016
murmuration (flock 2016)
murmuration (flock 2016)

As part of my residency with SHINE, each person was also offered the chance to make a carborundum print of a starling, starlings being symbolic of beauty in community

delight 2018
delight 2018

Working with Katie Jones, who ran 4 lantern making workshops across Bradford, an event including projections, lightbox art, shadow puppets, lantern parade and storytelling based on the tale of Persephone.

henshaws arts & crafts centre
henshaws arts & crafts centre

Bunting made for Starbeck in Bloom. Linocut

building hope 2015
building hope 2015

To celebrate the centenary of the Hillsborough United Reform Chapel and its survival despite being bombed in the First World War, working with young peoples' groups to make a marching banner and pulpit fall, and with the congregation to consider our attitudes around building a better future.

women & peace 2017
women & peace 2017

Commissioned by Bradford Peace Museum, a project to celebrate women and their part in peacemaking. Working with 2 groups, this book was made by Creative Threads West Bowling using linocut.