Born: 1959 Wigton, Cumberland



1981 Durham University, BA Honours (First Class) Archaeology

1986 Newcastle University, PhD Archaeology

1992 Leicester University, Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies

1996 Open College of the Arts (Loughborough College of Art and Design), Textile One

2006 Huddersfield University, PGCE(PCET) teaching certificate

From 2008 - University of Cumbria, MA in Contemporary Applied Arts,



2001 'Underfoot ? Rag Rugs Old & New' Lancaster City Museum & Lancaster Maritime Museum

2005 'Rugs from Rags: the British & North American Tradition', Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes (curated under commission)

2007 North Yorkshire Open Studios

2007 Saltaire Festival Art Trail Open Houses

2007-08 'Presence V', Manor House Museum, Ilkley

2008 North Yorkshire Open Studios

2008 Saltaire Festival Art Trail Open Houses

2008 'Tactile Textiles', Red House Museum, Christchurch

2008 Summer exhibition, Creative Recycling Gallery, Manchester

2008-09 KAF Winter Contemporary, Keighley Arts Factory

2008-09 'Presence VI', Manor House Museum, Ilkley

2009 KAF Open Exhibition

2009 'Art House', Grassington festival exhibition

2009 Lancashire & Yorkshire Textiles Open exhibition

2009 Saltaire Festival Art Trail Open Houses

2009 'Presence VII', Manor House Art Gallery & Museum, Ilkley

2009 The Knitting & Stitching Show, Harrogate

2010 Leiden International Textiel Festival competition

2010 KAF Open Exhibition 'My Yorkshire'

2010 North Yorkshire Open Studios
2010 MA degree show, Alexandra Gallery, UOC Lancaster campus

2011KAF Open Exhibition

2011 'Made in Yorkshire' Quilt Museum, York

2011 Saltaire Arts Open Houses

2011 North Yorkshire Open Studios

2011 'The Read Threads', residency and joint show with Stella Adams-Schofield, Farfield Mills Arts & Heritage Centre, Sedbergh

2012 North Yorkshire Open Studios

2012 Oxfam (Skipton) artist-in-residence with poet Gavin Jones



Shows etc:

2006/2007/2008/2009 Woolfest, Cockermouth

2006/2007/2008/2012 Art in the Pens, Skipton

2007/2008 British Craft Trade Fair



2000 'Management Plan Meadow Rug' Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes

2002 'Hearts & Stars Toran' - Constance Howard Resource & Research Centre in Textiles collection, Goldsmiths College

2005/2006 selected proddy bag collections 'Burrow Hill', Suffolk (fashion design company)



1999 'Management Plan Meadow Rug' Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Regular private commissions


Conference papers:

2009 Ars Textrina, Leeds