I've been a Mosaics tutor for 8 years, working with all ages from 5 to 85 and all abilities. I've run adult and children's workshops at Tullie House in Carlisle, Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries, Catsrand in New Galloway and a variety of Children’s groups, Youth clubs,Day and Residential centres for the elderly and those with special needs. I have lived in Annan with my husband and teenage son for the last 14 years after moving up from East London in 2001 to escape the traffic and grime!
I specialise in working with people with learning difficulties and special needs and over the past 3 years have worked alongside DGAA (Dumfries & Galloway Arts Association) facilitating workshops for Fairer Scotland and Building Healthy Communities. For the past 3 summers I have run workshops in Annan for ACE youth project and have done several After School Clubs throughout the area. Other workshops I have done have included Trinity House, Lockerbie; several residential homes for the elderly; Activity Resource Centres in Dumfries, Langholm and Castle Douglas. I also run my own workshops throughout the region on a regular basis in Annan, Auldgirth, and Dumfries & Castle Douglas
Over the past 4 years I have held some workshops for the Womens Rural Institute in Glenluce, Glenlochar & Luss in Dumbartonshire - great fun!
I also run Kids workshops occasionally at both Annan & Dumfries Museums
Employment Between 2010 to 2013 at 3V Gallery, The Vennel, Dumfries running workshops for people with learning disabilities from the ARC in Dumfries.
I am a member of BAMM (British Association of Modern Mosaics)
I have professional links with , Craft Scotland and SW Scotland Arts
I have Disclosure for Scotland & England
I have Public Liability Insurance up to £2 million
At present I have my work exhibited in
I also work to commission and can make a personalised house name or number, garden table, mirrors, etc
Over the past 4 years I have done Anniversary plaques for Newington & St.Columba's Primary schools in Annan
I can come & hold a Mosaics class at your home or place of work for a morning, afternoon or whole day - weekdays or weekend for a minimum of 5 people
Mosaics is a very relaxing, therapeutic pastime and is suitable for anyone aged 6 to 86, as it can be as simple or complicated as you want it to be.