Curriculum Vitae


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I have taught a wide range of subjects related to art and design for 16 years, to a broad age group of learners. The experience I have gained has taught me to be adaptable to different learner’s needs. Before I became a full time Lecturer at Preston’s College, I taught at different Schools and Colleges, which gave me an insight to how different education establishments operate and highlighted how important it is to be flexible at all times and adaptable to change in order to move forward and improve the learning experience. I am also known as a Textile artist and exhibit my work whenever possible which helps to keep my teaching up to date and motivating for the learners.

I have written short creative courses and managed a team as a Programme Team Leader for Creative and Digital Arts. I am a great believer in encouraging and motivating the learners to feel good about their achievements and one of the projects I put in place was to create a fashion/art show for the learners so that they can become motivated, and enthusiastic about showcasing their talent, which encourages independence and confidence, I did this for 7 very successful years.

I feel very passionately about giving something back to the community and making a difference where ever possible. I have worked with a lot of different people throughout my years of teaching and as an artist. Working with people of all ages and backgrounds is the best part of my job, one of my strengths is having good interpersonal skills when working with different people. Some of them have learning difficulties, or are hard of hearing or partially sighted, and some are fun or challenging or difficult. It is so rewarding to see someone either turn their life around or enjoy taking part in activities that improve their quality of life and give them pleasure.

As the Programme team leader for the Art department at Preston’s College I managed equipment and materials required, I managed the budget for the fashion/Art show, and organised press releases for the show and other arts projects that I ran in the College. Some of these included working on the AquaDucked project and Crown Paints in Preston and Darwin, working with an Asian woman and children’s group in Manchester to make creative costumes and put on a fashion show.

I am always keen to undertake new training, to learn new skills which I can pass on to others, and for my personal achievement.

I have a full driving license


ProjectInc Hat Works Museum Stockport and Queen Street Mill Museum
working with young people to make garments inspired by the Museum to be displayed in an exhibition in December 2018.

Lakes Alive Gloves project working with groups form Barrow & Kendal designing and making gloves celebrating the woman of Cumbria
August – September 2018

M Hub in Milnthorpe making flowers as part of the moving mountains project in support for the victims of the Manchester bomb attack. June 2018

Supply teaching – Art and Textiles – Current

Freelance Textile Artist – Current

organising and running art and textiles workshops and projects

Brookfield School SEN Poulton-Le-Fylde (part time) 2016 – 2017

Pearson Standards Verifier (part time) 2016

Preston’s college 2001 – 2015

Programme team leader – Creative and Digital Arts

A1 Assessor for Design and Cultural Apprenticeships

Lecturer – Art & Design – Textiles & Fashion – L1 L2 L3 L4

AQA – AS & A2 Fine Art – btec L1 L2 L3 – Access to HE in Art Design and Media Foundation Studies in Art and Design – City & Guilds Textiles/Embroidery

Ashton – on – Ribble Community and Science College           

Textiles and Manufacturing – teaching long term supply

2001 – 2006

White Cross Adult Education Centre


Lancaster University DCE

Non-Vocational Art Design and Textile Courses

Teaching short courses on Discovering Textile Arts and Discovering Indian Textiles  

Lancaster & Morecambe College

Lancashire College

Teaching on Art and Design courses

Dallam TEC Milnthorpe                                                           

Teaching ONCW Textiles and Non-vocational Embroidery       

Teaching on the Arts Festival Morecambe Lancashire County Council

Co-coordinating and teaching

Arts into schools projects with Fulwood High School & Arts Academy

The Harris Museum and Art Gallery,

‘Stories of the World’ 2012, involving Schools and Colleges working directly with the Harris, to curate an exhibition as part of the OLYMPIAD



ECDL level 2


A1 Apprenticeships Assessors Award


PGCE Teaching Certificate University of Central Lancashire


BA hons Degree in Textiles and Embroidery Manchester Metropolitan University


Foundation studies in Art & Design Lancaster and Morecambe College


City & Guilds Embroidery part one & two


Btec National Diploma in Art & Design Lancaster and Morecambe College

1970 -1975  

Leventhorpe Secondary School Sawbridgeworth Hertfordshire

5 CSE’s English literature – English Language – Maths – Art – Humanities –

2 O Levels English Language – Art



2010 Written exhibition reviews for embroidery magazine


 My Textile Art work is about social history, I enjoy working with people and learning about the stories they have to tell which are fascinating and I want to share this with others through exhibiting my work.


July 2002

The Hating Museum  Six Textile tiles on permanent display                    


September 2000
‘hung drawn and quartered’
July 2003

 September 2003

Lancaster Museum
‘A Loom with a View’
Helmshore Textile Museum                                        

June 2001 Storey Gallery Corpus              

Burnley Textile Museum
A Loom with a View’
November 2001                                                           

June 2007

Dukes Theatre
Solo Exhibition 

Platform Gallery

April 2002
Saddleworth Art Gallery
‘Make do and

November 2011 – January 2012
The Dukes Theatre Footsteps in the Sand 

January – March 2012
‘Ties that bind: Aprons’
Unit Twelve, Tixall heath Farm,           

‘Shifting Sands’
The Maritime


Farfield Mill Sedberge ‘Nostalgia by Decorum’ May – July 2018

The Platform Gallery Clitheroe ‘Nostalgia by Decorum’ July – Sept 2018  

The Theatre by the Lake Keswick ‘Northern Collective’ 10th Oct – 11th Nov

Marketplace Studios Stockport Nostalgia by Decorum May 2019

Haworth Art Gallery Retracing Steps by Decorun & Friends Accrington Burnley November 2019 – February 2020 


1996 ‘Vanishing Worlds
K G Award for stitched textiles at Ponting Memorial Charles Henry Foyle Trust Forge Mill Needle Museum
The Museum of Costume, Bath Bursary to study eighteenth century costume<