1998-99 San Francisco State University – Artist in Residence
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship.
I spent one year working at SFSU in California. I enjoyed the opportunity to focus on a new body of work, stimulated by being in an American culture. In 2000 I returned to San Francisco to exhibit my work at the Washington Square Gallery. The scholarship was funded through Rotary International, who give people a unique opportunity to study abroad. I was invited to write a guide on behalf of Rotary scholars for future applicants, and was on the interviewing panel for scholarship applicants.
1987-89 Royal College of Art, London
Master of Fine Art (Tapestry)
I was awarded a Distinction for the written thesis ‘Parade’ about the collaborative process. As well as studying at the RCA I was the student representative for the academic board which gave me a useful insight into how the college was structured.
1978-82 Manchester Metropolitan University
Bachelor of Arts, Constructed Textiles.
First Class Honours Degree
In 2005 Angie Hughes and I began an exciting project, offering unique, creative and innovative courses in a purpose built studio called Ledbury Artplace. Since 2007 Angie has continued solo, continuing to teach a variety of specialist type textile and mixed media course.
2007 Worcester University
Visiting lecture, working one day a week for 20 weeks with 2nd and 3rd year students
1992-2001 Barnet College, London
I was a full time Fashion/Textile Lecturer on the Foundation Course in Art and Design.
1998-1999 San Francisco State University
1990-92 Richmond-Upon-Thames College
I worked three days per week for two years at the college, and was responsible for the fashion and textile students on the Foundation Course.
1990-91 Epsom College of Art and Design
1989-91 Salisbury College of Art and Design
1982-1987 Stockport College of Higher Education HND Design
Architectural Winterschool Courses
I organised and ran a series of one-week intensive drawing courses within the framework of an Architectural Winterschool for degree students. Three of these courses were reviewed in design magazines in the UK.
1993 Dublin University
1992 Edinburgh College of Art and Design
1991 Liverpool University
1990 Glasgow University
1989 Canterbury College of Art and Design