Bio

My practice aims to act as a soft vehicle against the hierarchies and assumptions of craft and class whilst presenting the correlation between the two. My upbringing and social class are central to and directly inform my work as I put forward my frustrations, with craft being a dirty word and with the working-class being labelled ‘scroungers’ (among many other terms), in my tufted rug installations and wall hangings.

Textile craft, and the use of wool more specifically, is used in my pieces in remembrance of the prolific working-class mill and textile workers in Bradford, my home town. My work aims to be a nod of respect to the rich history of Bradford and its people in the 19th century, whilst also acknowledging the stark contrast to how it is now, the 5th most income deprived local authority in England.