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




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 Appretniships

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




Freelance teaching       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 celebrations.




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.

 April 2000                                                                     July 2002

The Hating Museum                                                     Cojoba

Stockport                                                                     Birkenhead

Six Textile tiles on permanent display


September 2000                                                           July 2003

‘hung drawn and quartered’                                         Lancaster Museum

Helmshore Textile Museum                                          ‘A Loom with a View’


June 2001                                                                    

Corpus                                                                       September 2003

Storey Gallery                                                              Burnley Textile Museum

Lancaster                                                                     ‘A Loom with a View’


November 2001                                                            June 2007

The Dukes Theatre                                                       the Platform Gallery

Solo Exhibition                                                          Clitheroe

Lancaster                                                                     ‘Garment’


April 2002                                                                    

Saddleworth Art Gallery                                              

‘Make do and Mend’                                                    


November 2011 – January 2012           January 2010                            January – March 2012                                

‘Ties that bind: Aprons’                          Footsteps in the Sand                ‘Shifting Sands’

Unit Twelve, Tixall heath Farm,            The Dukes Theatre               

The Maritime        Lancaster   

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

 January – March 2013

‘Talking Textiles’

Shire Hall Gallery




1996 ‘Vanishing Worlds                                             2000 K G Ponting Memorial Bursary

Charles Henry Foyle Trust                                            to study eighteenth century costume

Award for stitched textiles                                            at the Museum of Costume, Bath

Forge Mill Needle Museum




Jason Turton                                                             Fiona Carver

Salford City College                                                    Brookfield School

Salford                                                                             Fouldrey Avenue

Manchester                                                                      Poulton-Le-Fylde

M50 3SR                                                                         FY6 7HE

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