Hello, thanks for visiting my site. You'll find lots of examples of my work as a writer, artist and maker here.
Fairy tales & folklore, natural history, and the woods, moors, and post-industrial towns of northern England all inspire my practice.
My short stories have appeared in books, online, and in some more unusual places. By combining bookbinding with electronics, I've made stories that respond to sunlight, altitude, air quality, the moon, and tides. I've also begun publishing handmade books and printed ephemera through Curious Moss.
Excessive curiosity and a complete disregard for disciplinary boundaries have taken me from training as an actor at East 15, to an MA in creative writing, and then a PhD in digital innovation at Lancaster University. Through my PhD, I explored technologies and materials for ecological storymaking. A continuing obsession with materials has led to me studying for an MA in Preventive Conservation and retraining to become a conservator.
I've previously worked as a bookseller, festival coordinator, editor, workshop facilitator, university lecturer and researcher. In every part of my practice, and in every job I do, I'm drawn to finding ways to bring attention to the overlooked and under-wondered at in everyday life.