Hello I’m Jen. I come from a long, long line of makers. I learnt to knit and sew from my mother, metal working from my father and to invent/tinker from my grandfather. Looking further back in my family tree there are calligraphers, shoe makers, cutlers, candlestick makers and piano makers to name just a few.
My work has been displayed nationally (London, Yorkshire, Norfolk) and internationally (Ukraine, Germany and Switzerland). I’ve also recently been featured in ‘100 great textile artists’ and in Digital Cloth magazine.
I studied Mechanical Engineering at Nottingham University and then Applied and Fine Art at Mary Ward before exploring Basketry at the City Lit then machine knitting and metal sculpture at Morley College.
My Knitted Lives Project celebrating the community and possibilities of knitting is at the Stitch Festival in London from 23rd to 26th March 2023.
|Digital Cloth Magazine, Australia||December 2022|
|100 Days of Amazing Textile Art by @textile curator||September 2022|
|Avant Gardeners show at Houghton Hall curated by Contemporary and Country||May – Sept 2022|
|‘Working with tree bark’, guest speaker at the Knit & Stitch shows||Oct & Nov 2021|
|Knitted Lives project, Framework Knitters Museum||October 2021|
|2nd International Micro Textile Art Exhibition; |
|Winter Show at Thrown Contemporary, London, UK||Nov 20 – Jan 21|
|Gallery «Klostertorkel» in Maienfeld , Germany||December 2020|
|Unframed, Kunstraum Gallery, Winterthur, Switzerland||October 2020|
|Knitting and stitching show textile galleries||Oct & Dec 2019|
|Be Creative Magazine||December 2019|
|Craft Business Magazine||November 2019|
|450th Anniversary of guild of basketry, |
Weaving the cycle of life
|Embroidery Magazine||Jan/Feb 2019|
|Basketmakers Association Magazine||September 2018|
|Angel of History, Burgh House, London||February 2018|
|Bloomsbury Festival, London||November 2016|
|LGBT Exhibition, Mary Ward, London||November 2015|
|Letter in Mind, Oxo Tower, London||October 2015 – 18|
|Secret Lives, 5th base gallery, London||July 2015|
|Beauty in Imperfection, Asylum gallery, London||June 2015|
|Influence & Interplay, Burgh House, London||December 2014|
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