My name is Kim, and I explore structures and processes in nature using basketry, natural dyeing and felting techniques.
I never went to art college. Instead, after studying biochemistry at University College London, I became a journalist, working for the British Medical Journal and the British Council before ending up at Consumers’ Association.
For 15 years I worked for their travel magazine Holiday Which?, editing an annual hotel guide and inspecting destinations around the world. Then I was promoted to become Managing Editor of Which? magazine, editing far more glamorous reports on toasters, TVs and tax!
In 2009 I decided to go freelance. While working as a self-employed editor and web developer, I did some textile classes at Morley College. I developed a particular interest in wet felting and indigo and other natural dyes, where my scientific background came in handy!
My fascination with sculptural 3D work led to an interest in basketry techniques, particularly using natural materials. I am currently doing the two-year basketry course at City Lit. My work is inspired by natural and mathematical forms, and I often incorporate found objects in my pieces.
I am a member of Prism, South London Women Artists, and the International Feltmakers Association. I am also a member of the Basketmakers’ Association and edit their 68-page Journal, which is published three times a year.