From May 2008- present, permanen,t ever changing and occasionally interactive exhibition in the open workshop in I share with painter & ceramacist Phil Gibson.
1996-One woman show in Newton Stewart
1992-Celtik Batik at The Netherbow, Edinburgh
1992-Rufford Craft Gallery, Notts
1984-Scunthorpe Art Gallery
I fell in love with the process over 26 years ago, drawing on cloth with hot wax is a very physical art form, especially when doing large pieces and the need to move quickly while the wax is hot is liberating and gives me freedom of expression and an escape route for my impatient soul. I usually use procien dyes after the wax is applied. Air temperature and humidity make a lot of difference to the strength of colour I can achieve but the unpredicatability of the end result is exciting. If I am disappointed when I've boiled a piece to remove the wax, I am then given the challenge of adding embroidery, beading, surface design or even biro to turn it into something I am pleased with. I am basically a draughtswoman who has a passion for textiles. With Batik I can combine them both.