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 and after studying at Morley College I developed an interest in textiles, particularly in wet felting and indigo and other natural dyes, where my scientific background came in handy! My work is inspired by the natural world, and I often incorporate found objects in my pieces.
My fascination with form has also led to an interest in basketry techniques, particularly using natural materials. I am currently doing the two-year basketry course at City Lit.