CV

Textile Arts CV

Felt Shawl on CottonSales

  • Llandovery Sheep Festival, 28th & 29th September 2013
  • 2011  – 2013 Y Ddafad Ddu / The Black Sheep gallery in Tregaron
  • 2009, 20010, 2011 The Wool and Willow Festival, Llanidloes
  • 2011 Winter Fair, Dinefwr Castle, Pembrokeshire
  • 2008, 2009 – Lazy Sunday Markets, Rhosygilwen Mansion Cilgerran
  • 2008 – Aberglasney Gardens Christmas Fair
  • 2007 – Wonderwool, Builth Wells

… Plus many more events based in both Wales and England

Exhibitions

Ceredigion Art Trail 2014 open studios event August 16th -August 31st 2014

Boots, satchel and jacket submitted for the Organic Wool Collection, a project funded by the Welsh Government to encourage use of organic wool. Featured at Wonderwool Wales 2013, the works are currently being shown in venues across the UK

Afghanistan Inspiration: textiles work “I am the past, I am still here”, a work based on a Welsh language poem found on the wall of Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth selected for the Afghanistan Inspiration touring exhibition, Europe 2010 – 2013 (20% of works selected for tour from each participating nation)

Publications

  • Felt Matters, Journal of the International Feltmakers’ Association June 2013, image of work produced for Organic Wool Collection with credit
  • Stitch Magazine, Embroiderers’ Guild Feb/Mar 2010, I am the Past I am Still Here, work for Afghanistan Inspiration exhibition image and credit

Memberships

  • 2002 – present member of the International Feltmakers Association
  • 2009 – 2011 member of the Wool and Willow Festival (held Chair of Festival for 2011)
  • 2008 – 2009 member of the Newport Collective, Newport, Pembrokeshire (on invitation)

Workshops and Presentations

  • 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 – Workshops at the Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, Lampeter
  • 2010, 2011 – Workshops and presentations given to the Ceredigion guild of the Women’s Institute
  • 2010, 2011 – Workshops at the Wool and Willow Festival, Llanidloes
  • 201, 2013 – Demonstrations on behalf of the International Feltmakers Association at Wonderwool, Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells
  • 2009, 2010 – Demonstrations and short workshops at Art At Rhosygilwen, Cilgerran
  • 2009 – Demonstration on behalf of the International Feltmakers Association at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham

Textiles Qualifications

City and Guilds Level 3 certificate Design for Craft and Constructed Textiles (Feltmaking), 2008

Other Information

Based in the creative units at the Arts Centre in Aberystwyth, I also operate greenweeds.com, a web development and online marketing practice in partnership with John Pocklington. We focus on providing websites to Arts and Crafts organisations and practitioners, with recent work including the PENfro Book Festival, Earcandy, Menter Rhosygilwen and the Ceredigion Art Trail for which I am also chief tweeter and facebooker. In 2010 I created the website One Earth Textiles to support the Afghanistan Inspiration project, with a view to offering One Earth Textiles as a home for showing cause-driven textiles projects.

Other qualifications: BA (Hons) Business Studies; Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma in Digital Marketing, 2012

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