For me, making and crafting is about the physical experience of touch and the connection between maker and material. It’s a process and an experience and through my work I seek to capture a sense of flow and to loose myself in ‘creative activity’, as Charny describes (2013).
Making is central to what I do as a participatory artist, it is how I think and how I communicate. However, I don’t often make or produce finished hand crafted items, instead I create interventions and installations exploring traditional craft skills. I embrace processes that are intrinsically slow, creating a calming effect that allows time to connect with both process and material. The process of making and this experience is far more important to me than any physical outcome.