From a background of cake decorating, with a plan to re-interpret these skills to textiles, my work has developed into exploring processes using silicone. Initially chosen as an analogous substitute for buttercream, allowing me to utilise my piping expertise. I was immediately excited by the potential that silicone offered, and it quickly became the central element to my work.
Re-interpreting hand production techniques from textile, model making, as well as cake decorating specialisms to invent processes that have enabled me to explore the production of a range of experimental textiles from what is generally thought of as an industrial material.
Building on knowledge around the material acquired whilst on this programme has provided a foundation from which to begin to develop design ideas. The versatility of the medium allows for a myriad of applications which I am keen to explore.