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Raffia Basket Weaving Course

Craft School Oz, Online

Bursary for Digital Marketing Day

Arts Marketing Association

Permaculture Design Course

Finca Tierra, Costa Rica


Digital in Museums Workshop

National Gallery X with Chris Michaels


Macrame Weaving Course

Yodomo, Online

Textile weaving workshop

with Izzy Stothert, Wildflower weaver


Beginners Pottery Short Course

Brewery Arts Centre, UK

with Chris Barnes

Resistance Embroidery Workshop

with Jimena Prado, UK


Rush Weaving Workshop

with Felicity Irons, UK


Willow Weaving Workshop

with Nicki Rowling, UK


Traditional Indigenous Ceramics

with Lila Vasquez

2013 - 2016

Coco Palm Weaving Apprenticeship

with Manuel Rodriguez, Ecuador


Traditional Cross-stitch Workshop

Arquetopia, Mexico 

Natural Dye Workshop

Arquetopia, Mexico


Screen Printing Workshop

Print Club London, UK

Typography Workshop

St. Martins College, UK


Business Acumen in the Arts

UCT Graduate School of Business,

South Africa

2000 - 2001

Graphic Design and Media Studies Higher Diploma, Boston Media House,

South Africa


Media Studies Foundation Course

Boston Media House, South Africa


Matric Senior Certificate passed with distinctions in Art and English

 Potchefstroom High School for Girls, South Africa


Things that are important to me are

Creativity, art, crafts, expression and the therapeutic aspects of these activities, as well as sustainability and working alongside nature for the benefit of environmental causes.


Empowering others through creativity, and keeping the traditional skills of working and making by hand alive.


I love natural materials, but am also drawn to work with

re-purposed materials so that recycled waste materials

can become a sustainable resource, and less of an

environmental hazard.

Download my Artist Maker portfolio

Awards / Publications / Residencies/  Exhibitions / Displays


X Muestra Arte Erotico Espiritual

'Una poema de amor' - a 'moving poem' video/performance piece featured in the online group exhibition curated by Xavier Blum and Patricia Rodriguez Umanante. 

Participation in Pandemic Stitch Stories, UK

A collective quilting project, created to tell unique stories of all participants' pandemic experience. The quilt will go on display and the project was initiated by The Buddy Refugee Project.


Participation 'Bordando por la Memoria' 45years since the Chilean Revolution, UK

A remembrance embroidery project initiated by Art facilitator, Jimena Prado, to remember all those who disappeared during the Chilean Revolution. All embroidery was displayed outside the Chilean Embassy in London.


Performance piece for Save the Seeds, UK

A performance piece in Green Park to raise awareness about Mother Earth and laws being implemented to control seeds.

Ayampe Cultural Showcase, Ecuador

Selected to participate in a weekend of cultural events, in community of Ayampe - watch video below, I am featured at 1:27, with 'Love Letters to Water - Ayampe, Ecuador' for the World Water Day

on 22 March.






CIDAP 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Ecuador

Commissioned alongside master weaver Manuel Rodriguez, to design a piece for CIDAP’s 40th Anniversary Exhibition.


Fibras Naturales y Ancestrales Exhibition, Ecuador

An exhibition of Coco Palm Weaving for CIDAP, Centre of Inter-American Handicrafts.



'Yo, Mi ,Nuestro' Exhibition, Alianza Francesa, Ecuador

Exhibition organised and curated for JUCONI - Junto con los Ninos, Art Club programme - featuring 8 months of work completed by 3 separate groups across Guayaquil during their weekly art groups.

Group Exhibition, Museo Nahim Isaias, Ecuador

Selected to participate in a group exhibition curated by Xavier Blum and Patricia Rodriguez Umanante and supported by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Culture and Heritage.


Group Exhibition, Museo de Amantes de Sumpa, Ecuador

Selected to participate in a group exhibition curated by Xavier Blum and Patricia Rodriguez Umanante .

'Dare to Dream' article in The Best You magazine

Deputy Editor, Zoe Davis commissioned an article about my work in Ecuador - read here.


Arquetopia Art Residency, Mexico

Artist residency and cultural exchange in Oaxaca, Mexico



Design Indaba Magazine, South Africa

Personal work featured in Quarter 02 of 2010 - see it here.



Bronze Epica Award, Europe - Publication Design

A European Creative Competition with entries from 70 countries.


Top Overall Final Year Graphic Design Student, South Africa

Boston Media House


Top Overall 2nd year Graphic Design Student, South Africa

Bursary for Final Year of Study - Boston Media House


Top Matric Art Student, South Africa

Award for the top Matric Art Student at Potchefstroom High School for Girls

Top Matric English Student, South Africa

Award for the top Matric English Student at Potchefstroom High School for Girls

Workshop Facilitation


Easter Workshop at OPEN Ealing - London, UK

Activities relating to Easter/Rebirth - hand-stitched felt egg warmers and a session exploring collage.

Weaving with Grandmother Spider - Guildford, UK

A textile weaving workshop connecting to Archetype

Grandmother Spider.

Visual Journaling Workshops - Guildford, UK

Utilising Visual Journaling for healing and self-development.

Women’s Creative Circles - Guildford, UK

Creative workshops specifically for women at the full moon.



Weaving w/ Recycled Materials, Surrey Soup - Guildford, UK

Weaving workshop at Community evening.

Workshops with Guildford Action - Guildford, UK

Visual Journal Workshop with troubled Young Adults.


Vintage Guildford - Guildford, UK

Vintage Pin Badge Workshop with Recycled Materials.

Always the Sun Festival - Guildford, UK

Sikuli Weaving Workshop in the Crafty Peacock Tent.


One-to-One Art Classes - Guildford, UK

Private client - 4 years old, weekly classes.

Love Letters to Water - Ayampe, Ecuador

A group activity and workshop in lettering, writing love messages to water, for an arts event.

Coco Palm Weaving - Ayampe, Ecuador

Coco Palm Weaving Workshop with community of Ayampe.

Coco Palm Weaving - Shiripuno Community,

Misahaulli - Amazon, Ecuador

Coco Palm Weaving Workshop with indigenous Kichwa community of Misahualli in the Amazon.


Sikuli Weaving, Espacio Emergente - Ecuador

Sikuli Workshop held at Espacio Emergente, a Pop- Up Gallery.


Coco Palm Weaving - Sachachun, Ecuador

Workshop with children and adults of Sachachun Community.

Coco Palm Weaving - Cerro Paraiso, Ecuador

Workshop with children and adults of Guayaquil.

Coco Palm Weaving - Isla Trinitaria, Ecuador

Weaving workshop with children from Juconi.

Art Facilitation CMAP/ Juconi - Ecuador

March 2013 – November 2013

An 8-month volunteer art facilitation assignment with Articulate (formerly CMAP) and Juconi, facilitating weekly art activities with three separate groups of children and culminating in an art exhibition at a large gallery in Guayaquil.

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