I have run masterclasses, basketry workshops and taught
on summer schools and formal education courses nationally and internationally over the last
twenty years. These include regular programmes at Cambridge University Botanic Garden,
West Dean College, the City Lit on the unique City and Guilds Creative
Basketmaking course (formerly at the London College of Furniture). I have run
workshops several times a year in Denmark over the last fifteen years, contributing in a
major way to their rapid increase in skills base. I have been to teach Masterclasses in
Finland in 2000 and 2001 to those who are now well-known basketmakers. Every other year I
teach in Vermont and Boston, USA, increasing the willow skills of basketmakers expert in
A Research Fellowship in Basketmaking at
Manchester Metropolitan University from 1994 – 1998(part-time) resulted in me
teaching Environmental Artist, Embroiderers,3D and Foundation students in the University.
Following this I was called in to Norwich School of Art and Design to teach on their
Constructed Textiles course.
Recently I have been involved in experimental teaching
alongside East Weaves West: Basketry from Japan and Britain and also in
Denmark, with a group who are producing costume for dance, and willow bodies for an
international gymnastics competition (www.xflet.dk).
As Honorary Research Associate of the
Anthropology Dept at the University of Kent I have contact with graduate students to
whom I teach technical skills and technique recognition to aid them with their