I am a felt making artist nestled in the picturesque Blackstairs Mountains of County Carlow, Ireland. My journey here has taken me from my Japanese home as an agricultural and textile design graduate, to New Zealand, where I worked on a sheep farm, to Indonesia where my felt making techniques developed and France, where I relished my aesthetically and culturally rich surroundings.
The experience I have gathered through my making, all the sheep breeds and the many types of wool I have worked with, have helped me to refine my skills. I create wearable pieces with wool and silks which I dye using my own colour recipes. I also enjoy making functional pieces for the home such as tableware, stool tops, wall pieces or rugs.
Felt is such a wonderfully versatile material.
I teach felting workshops throughout Europe, America, Australia and Japan and I have exhibited in different countries, it is wonderful how felting has taken me so far and yet I am still learning with every new encounter, every new commission.
I believe the origin of craft lies in creating something for someone special, not only to serve a function, but to make our lives more colourful and rich.