1) Tell us a little bit about your label (art) and what you do?
I make one off handmade hats and headpieces. I have currently been working with reclaimed materials and old and damaged hats which I rework to make modern pieces that can be worn today.
2) What inspires your work?
Lots of things in nature inspire me but often it is the materials I am working with that decides which direction I take when making a piece.
3) What jobs have you done other than being an artist?
I have worked as a Home Economics Teacher and am currently working as a Support Teacher for students with a Vision Impairment
4) What memorable responses have you had to your work?
Having a hat selected for a juried exhibition in France and it being included in the opening night parade.
5) One thing you can’t live without?
6) What gets you up in the morning?
An appreciation of how fortunate I am
7) How would your best friend describe you in 3 words?
Creative, resourceful, practical
8) What is the next skill you want to learn?
Dyeing millinery materials
9) What is your dream project?
To work on a restoration project so I could learn more about techniques and materials used in millinery from years gone by.
10) Favourite or most inspirational place in Sydney?
Sipping a coffee outside the Playhouse (Sydney Opera House). One can watch city life as it passes by.
11) What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Find your own style
12) What advice would you give to new, aspiring Makers?
Surround yourself with people who have a positive outlook.
13) And most importantly, what would your ultimate karaoke song be?
“Listen to the Music” Doobie Brothers