October 2006 - present: Visual Community Artist.
For examples of recent and past work, please go to 'projects'
2013 - present: Arts Tutor, Swarthmore Education Centre Leeds
Education and Qualifications
January 2011: PTTLS - Preparation for Teaching in the LIfelong Learning Sector.
June 2006: European Driving Licence 1& 2.
(Park Lane College - Leeds)
December 1999: NVQ Level 3 - Promoting Independence
(working with adults with learning disabilities)
June 1989: BSc (Hons) Textile Design - Upper Second
June 1985: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.
(West Surrey College of Art and Design)
School Education: 3 A-Levels and 8 O-Levels
Recent Courses / professional development
I have undertaken various professional development courses throughout my career.
I have current certificates in Emergency First Aid at Work and Child Protection and Safeguarding.
Previous Career History
July - December 2017
Development worker - Pyramid of Arts
I spent 6 months working as a development worker for Pyramid of Arts involved in research and development of new strands of work, involving recruitment and establishing contact with many different organisations.
Playgroup Assistant, Roundabout Playgroup
Part time work with children aged 2½ - 5 years in a pre-school setting, including
general supervision, art and craft work and 'learning through play'
Between February 2002 and October 2006 I concentrated on being a full-time Mother.
June 2000 - Feb. 2002
Project Worker, HFT Leeds Scheme
HFT is a residential and daycare service for adults with learning disabilities.
The role was to prepare sevice users for a move to community housing and
included design and delivery of an 8 week course on Community Awareness skills.
Oct. 1998-June 2000
Senior Support Worker, HFT, Leeds.
In addition to many senior duties and a standard keyworking role, I was also
responsible for an art and craft group within HFT's own day services.
Jan. 1998 - Oct 1998
Support Worker, HFT, Leeds
Jan. -June 1998
Art Club Facilitator, Hollybank School, Mirfield
I worked with teenaged children with complex learning and physical disabilities.
Oct. 1995 - Sept. 1997
Activity Support Worker, Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS Trust, Oxford.
Between January 1995 and October 1995 I spent time travelling and working in Australasia
Nov. 1990 - Jan. 1995
Textile Worker - Self - employed, Huddersfield.
I designed, printed and sold T- Shirts and fabrics and ran textile
based workshops and projects with various community groups.
After leaving college in 1989 I spent some time doing temporary work and travelling in South America.