I am a lifelong collector and an artist with a passion for English woodlands. Walking and exploring amongst ancient trees near my home, I gather interesting and eye catching materials to carry home and transform into artworks. The thorns, fragments of bark, seeds, feathers and acorn cups which are my treasured, seasonal finds, are celebrated often because of their tiny imperfections and irregularities. The materials are hand-stitched, tied and intricately assembled into vessels, sculptures and 2D collage. My new work is inspired by an interest in Japanese aesthetics and recent travels to Japan.