My personal style signature is… Overalls. I ruin any decent clothes if I work in them and, since I work whenever I can, it’s easier to find some colourful overalls and go from there. They are usually paired with big white trainers but if I need to smarten up for the school run I put on a tailored jacket to contain the bulk.
From the start of my career my work has always been about exploring… Veneers. Since learning how to skin an animal and learning about what lies beneath, I’ve realised that the surfaces of things are illusions that lead us to many false interpretations. Animals can escape death if their cladding is cute enough. Or conversely some - in the fur industry - are killed for the very same reason. It led me to become interested in all veneers, used in design, architecture and beauty. Veneers are all about concealing one (often perceived to be inferior) surface with another (superior). These misdirections happen all around us, I am currently fascinated by social media and the influence this has on the way we present ourselves.