Skord series (Duo) £80

Skord series (Duo) Dimensions: 28cm x 36cm x 3.5cm

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The Skord series is so hard to photograph. I’ve deliberately left the studio in the background to give a sense of scale and it helped to avoid distracting reflections in the glass too.

Skord – deep indentation in the top of a hill at right angles to its ridge (Shetlandic)

Skord came from Robert Macfarlane’s Landmarks. I like to have a specific name for a series in development, a bit like a project title, usually linked to the meaning of the work but also because I like how it sounds. When making these pieces I was thinking a lot about the Peak District landscape, how textured the rock felt. There are ideas about collecting stones and found objects in these too.

Skord series (With miniatures) £160

Skord series (With miniatures) Dimensions: 51cm x 28cm x 3.5cm

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The Skord series is so hard to photograph. I’ve deliberately left the studio in the background to give a sense of scale and it helped to avoid distracting reflections in the glass too.

Skord – deep indentation in the top of a hill at right angles to its ridge (Shetlandic)

Skord came from Robert Macfarlane’s Landmarks. I like to have a specific name for a series in development, a bit like a project title, usually linked to the meaning of the work but also because I like how it sounds. When making these pieces I was thinking a lot about the Peak District landscape, how textured the rock felt. There are ideas about collecting stones and found objects in these too.

Skord series (5 mixed rings) £160

Skord series (5 mixed rings) Dimensions: 51cm x 28cm x 3.5cm

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The Skord series is so hard to photograph. I’ve deliberately left the studio in the background to give a sense of scale and it helped to avoid distracting reflections in the glass too.

Skord – deep indentation in the top of a hill at right angles to its ridge (Shetlandic)

Skord came from Robert Macfarlane’s Landmarks. I like to have a specific name for a series in development, a bit like a project title, usually linked to the meaning of the work but also because I like how it sounds. When making these pieces I was thinking a lot about the Peak District landscape, how textured the rock felt. There are ideas about collecting stones and found objects in these too.

Skord series (Turquoise) £160

Skord series (Turquoise)
Skord series (Turquoise) Dimensions: 52cm x 24cm x 3.5cm

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The Skord series is so hard to photograph. I’ve deliberately left the studio in the background to give a sense of scale and it helped to avoid distracting reflections in the glass too.

Skord – deep indentation in the top of a hill at right angles to its ridge (Shetlandic)

Skord came from Robert Macfarlane’s Landmarks. I like to have a specific name for a series in development, a bit like a project title, usually linked to the meaning of the work but also because I like how it sounds. When making these pieces I was thinking a lot about the Peak District landscape, how textured the rock felt. There are ideas about collecting stones and found objects in these too.

Relic during lockdown

Photographs courtesy of Peter Martin and Bloc Projects

My Relic installation pictured here is from Bloc Project’s Members Show. The exhibition is finished and the gallery remains closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. I realised it was strangely fitting to think of these obsolete seeming tools on hidden display.

FUTURE NOW: Aesthetica Symposium 2020

On my way home from the first day of Aesthetica’s FUTURE NOW Symposium. The programme has been so stimulating. The combination of panel discussions, keynotes and one to one sessions makes for a really engaging experience. I was lucky to have two extremely-useful portfolio reviews. They were with Lottie Davies and Pierre Saurisse. Both were generous, enthusing and thoughtful and have given me ideas and directions to pursue I’d not previously seen.

Sea Change

A professional and personal development lab for women in the film industry set on the Isle of Tiree

In September I was incredibly lucky to produce Sea Change Development Lab. I worked with Jen Skinner who runs Screen Argyll and founded Sea Change. Jen had a clear vision to bring talented women together in a wonderful setting. She worked with the wonderfully generous community of people and businesses on the island to create a unique and nourishing environment.

Being surrounded by such a phenomenal and intelligent group of women was such an amazing feeling of support

The My Story sessions were great , because it gave every single person a chance to present themselves in a way of their choosing

I’ve found it very hard to express to anyone at home exactly why and how it was such an incredible and impactful experience